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YMCA granted five-year extension by Council to continue to operate the Bankstown centre

19 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The YMCA has been granted a five-year extension to its contract to run the Bankstown fitness and recreation centre by Canterbury-Bankstown Council.

The new arrangement will see the community not-for-profit continue to operatethe facility until 2021.

YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart said: “We are delighted to be able to continue to serve the local community through YMCA Bankstown City for another five years. Offering a range of youth, family and other services, along with recreation and fitness classes, YMCA Bankstown City is a fantastic place for people to connect and enhance their health and wellbeing.

“We thank Canterbury-Bankstown Council for their support and look forward to continuing to work with Council for the benefit of the community.

For more information about YMCA Bankstown City, visit or head to the centre located at 184 The River Road, Revesby.

About YMCA Bankstown City:

  • The centre currently has over 1,000 gymnasts training there every week, ranging in age from 12 months to 16 years
  • Over 16 local primary and high schools participate in the the School PE program each year, including 7 specific disability classes
  • The centre has an adult and child disability program that connects people with a disability to the community through physical activities and recreation
  • The centre has a Special Olympics gymnastics team (boys and girls) with one gymnasts representing Australia at the 2016 World Down Syndrome Trisome Games earlier this year
  • Gymnastics parents fundraised over $4,000 to send the team to National Clubs this year and the Centre recently fundraised over $2,000 for new gymnastics equipment.

For more information on YMCA locations and programs, visit

Media contact:

Louise O’Donnell

Media and Content Specialist



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