Published on 02 July 2024


Best Medium Facility Award for 2023 at the ARV (Aquatics Recreation Victoria) awards night!

The category recognises excellence in the areas of business, innovation, customer service and continuous improvement.

Their nomination highlighted the aspects of the centre that make WSAC stand out from the rest: first-class amenities located in a precinct connected to a nature reserve and the Ovens River.

Sonya, Sports, Aquatic, and Events Precinct Manager, said: “This is an incredible achievement. This award is presented to the centre, which displayed a commitment to quality service, noticeable growth, investment in staff, and demonstrated improvements. I'm honoured to receive this award on behalf of the Rural City of Wangaratta. To be recognised as the best against other significant centres like Ballarat and Bellarine is a credit to the WSAC team. I'm super proud of the WSAC staff; they have worked exceedingly hard to improve the centre over the past 18 months.  I extend my gratitude to the community and stakeholders who have supported the management's vision to be the Premier Regional Sports & Events Precinct.”


Sarah, Director - Corporate & Leisure, said: “The Rural City of Wangaratta is absolutely delighted for Sonya, the WSAC team and colleagues across the Council who help every day to make this the fantastic facility it is. To receive this recognition at a state level from ARV, an extremely well-respected industry body, is a testament to all their hard work and commitment".

Thank you to the WSAC members, team and the community for their continued support.