This document outlines the criteria used by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) to determine whether a client will receive a discount for the use of recreation camps, and the discount that will be provided. Discounts
are applied against the full cost of providing the service1.
The recreation camps operated by DLGSC are designed to provide physical activity and experiential learning opportunities through participation in outdoor activities. The Government provides a community service obligation to enable schools and other eligible
community groups to access these camps at a discounted price, to achieve the Government’s objective of encouraging a healthy and active population.
Considerations for the costs associated with providing these services include:
The recreation camps have developed four key customer groups in which services are categorised. The groups are reflected in four pricing tiers:
The price schedule encompasses accommodation services and recreation programs. Catering services are only provided directly through our regional camp in Albany (Quaranup) whilst the metropolitan camps are serviced directly by a professional caterer.
Nil. Corporate clients do not receive any discount, these prices reflect the full commercial cost of providing the services offered.
For example, community groups included in this category may include:
These groups are supported by an aggregate discount no greater than 30 per cent of the retail price for accommodation, and up to 30 per cent of the retail price for activity programs unless they are also using accommodation services, in which case they
may be eligible for up to a 55 per cent discount on programs where the participants are of school age.
These groups are eligible for a maximum discount of 55 per cent off the retail price for programs and a maximum discount of 45 per cent for accommodation. This discount reflects the support required to provide a price that is within the reach of these organisations
At cost activities are those provided internally within DLGSC. These activities cannot be invoiced and are treated within an accounting framework based on variable user requirements. Subject to approval consistent within departmental procurement limits at approved delegated cost centres.
The cost to DLGSC for these events represents between 0% and 45% of the full commercial cost of the service. This value recovers the cost of labour required to provide the events where it has an impact on the operating costs.
In most cases these are joint venture projects with another party and DLGSC (i.e. other agencies or non-government organisations (NGOs)) to achieve specific social welfare outcomes. The level of cost recovery may vary and requires approval at director level on a case-by-case basis.
The price offer to special needs groups varies according to the specific requirements of the client (e.g., additional carer labour, instructor ratios, disabled access in dormitory areas, 24-hour security). Due to this, the price charged for these groups requires approval at director level on a case-by-case basis. However, in most cases, these groups will not pay more than the labour costs or specific operational costs that are attributed to that service. This may represent a discount of between 45% and 100%.
Camps staff use a client type reference guide to interpret group types and the appropriate fee category. Staff are encouraged to seek advice from management where they are uncertain as to which category the client may belong. This matrix is reviewed annually consistent with each new calendar year of pricing and reflects the Department of Treasury endorsed price framework.
The operating register for the recreation camps fees and charges resides in the camps booking systems — Kx Conferencing. This is updated annually consistent with tariffs, fees and charges reviews and approvals. Tax invoices reflect GST inclusive prices.
Price points have simple rounding applied as part of the tariffs, fees and charges submission.
Approved changes achieved in a pricing review are uploaded by the Director Recreation and Camps ahead of the new calendar year price period.
Creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected WA community.
To enable dynamic and inclusive communities and support the WA economy through effective regulation and the facilitation of outstanding sporting and cultural experiences and opportunities.
Our values include:
To support a connected sport and recreation sector that is safe, encourages participation develops talent while contributing to a healthy and active Western Australia.
Opportunity — more Western Australians having the opportunity to participate and progress in sport and active recreation more often.
Connected — a well-informed, empowered and connected sector which recognises and promotes the value of sport and recreation, is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the community.
Capable — a capable sport and active recreation workforce including areas such as administration, coaching, officiating, instructing and volunteering.
Place — create optimal sport and recreation environments now and into the future with the places and spaces to enjoy and play.
Review of the changes impacting camp locations are undertaken by camp managers and camps booking staff as part of the publish review prior to going live in the public domain.
Participation and partnership through outdoor activity.
Engage with diversity, building communities through recreation and education.
Operations are safe, affordable, effective and accessible.
Professionalism is paramount in all aspects of service delivery.
Learning and life experience is cherished and respected.
Empowering participants and outdoor leaders to fulfil their potential.
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