Community

“People Before Profit”

Our Director/Licensee Steve Lay has been involved within the Bayswater community as a major sponsor and patron of the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club (BBRC) since 1994.

Currently, Steve was the serving President of the BBRC for 3 years, 2015 to 2018. Steve was the driving force behind saving the insolvent BBRC from closure in early 2015. Passionate about saving this iconic community hub by introducing new generations of community members to the club. Working tirelessly as a volunteer and managing the changes needed to increase cash flow and membership to breathe life back to the club by increasing the membership from around 50 members to over 2800 members in just over 24 months. The BBRC turnover enjoyed a 400% increase in a two year period.

Incorporating local groups like the “Baysie Rollers” into using the facility to promote local events like quiz nights and live music has become a regular occurrence.

Introducing Street Roller Hockey plus a community garden Using profits to upgrade the ageing synthetic bowling green with a new $130,000 replacement was a deal Steve negotiated with the City of Bayswater on a $1 for $1 funding arrangement. Also, the purchase of a full sound system, mixing desk and lighting for live bands.

Arranging co-funding and design for the construction of a new front decking at the BBRC to replace the 35sqm deck with a 110sqm deck to accommodate the outdoor lifestyle and take full advantage of the panoramic views the BBRC has to offer.

Steve also personally sponsors the Bayswater Historical SOCIETY and supports the drive to have wider use of the Historical Halliday House for the community.

Our business manager Harrison Lay is a strong advocate for education and has heavy ties with Curtin University, serving on the Board of Academic Discipline and acting as a Student Mentor within the student community, Business and Health Science Schools.

Central Institute of Technology – In March 2016, Harrison was asked to be a guest speaker at the Central Institute of Technology Commerce and Enterprise Graduation Ceremony. As Harrison currently holds 7 qualifications and is an owner of Lay2 Real Estate, he was asked to address the graduates providing them with an understanding of the opportunities that come with education. Harrison regularly attends Central Tafe to address the student community and share his experience.

Curtin University – Our business manager Harrison Lay is a strong advocate for education and has heavy ties with Curtin University, serving on the Board of Academic Discipline and acting as a Student Mentor within the student community, Business and Health Science Schools.

Central Institute of Technology – In March 2016, Harrison was asked to be a guest speaker at the Central Institute of Technology Commerce and Enterprise Graduation Ceremony. As Harrison currently holds 7 qualifications and is an owner of Lay2 Real Estate, he was asked to address the graduates providing them with an understanding of the opportunities that come with education. Harrison regularly attends Central Tafe to address the student community and share his experience.

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