VenuesWest is pleased to announce that an agreement with Swimming WA has been signed that will deliver enhanced benefits to their members and will cement HBF Stadium as the home of swimming in Western Australia.

The agreement provides Swimming WA with increased opportunities for servicing their sponsors, including greater prominence within the venue.

It also provides incentives for efficient delivery of swim meets, encouraging both parties to adapt to the changing lifestyles of swimmers and families. Where traditionally swimmers and supporters would be at the venue for the whole day, the new agreement allows scope for shorter off-peak meets, giving a more intense experience for all involved while reducing the effect on the usual bookings at HBF Stadium.

VenuesWest has also pledged significant funds in recent times to improving the experience for swimmers and spectators with investments such as new timing equipment, a new display screen and new backstroke wedges. More of the venue’s change rooms will also be upgraded within the current financial year.

Chief Executive Officer David Etherton said VenuesWest is pleased to have signed an agreement that delivers significant benefits to both parties.

“VenuesWest is committed to supporting WA’s athletes, both elite and community. Signing an agreement with Swimming WA that delivers tangible benefits to the organisation and its members demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the sport.”

HBF Stadium, owned by VenuesWest on behalf of the State Government, is one of the largest aquatic centres in the southern hemisphere; consisting of three 50m pools, water polo pool and dive pool with towers.

VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the world class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium as well as the new Perth Stadium to be completed in 2018.

These are in addition to HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, SpeedDome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre and the WA Rugby Centre, with the State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sports High Performance Service Centre recently completed.