Leisure Complex running with losses of £3.9 million

Omagh Leisure Complex has accumulated losses of £3.9 million over the course of the past three years.

The expenditure to provide indoor sports and recreational facilities has remained constant at around £2.1 million a year over this three year period from 2008 to 2011, but with gross income less than £1 million a year, the leisure complex is suffering huge annual loses.

Since the recent refurbishments and opening of the DEC a couple of years ago the local council amenity has seen its gross income increase by almost 50 per-cent to £962,135 last year, but remains a long way from breaking even – a trend experienced by all council run leisure facilities in the North.

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Currently the local leisure complex has approximately 1,200 paying on average about £25 a month, which equates to an income of £30,000 per month.