Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens

    20/05/2017 9:30 AM
    • ​State Government contributes $12.4 million to state-of-the-art sporting complex

    Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today congratulated the City of Cockburn on the opening of the new state-of-the-art Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC).


    Located at Cockburn Central West, ARC replaces the city's existing South Lake Aquatic and Recreation Centre and will provide a range of active opportunities for the growing south metropolitan corridor.


    The State Government, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, contributed $12.4 million towards the community-use parts of the $109 million multi-purpose sport and recreation centre.


    The State Government provided $12.4 million towards:

    • Nine water areas and three waterslides;
    • Six multi-use courts for sports including basketball, netball and futsal;
    • Running and walking tracks and an oval;
    • Sport medicine facilities, wellness and fitness studios;
    • Education facilities such as a lecture theatre, health and wellness labs and community classrooms; and
    • Playground, picnic areas, creche and a cafe.

    The complex also houses the training facility and headquarters of the Fremantle Dockers (FFC) which include offices, an FFC retail shop and an AFL-standard oval.


    The City of Cockburn provided $72.85 million, FFC $12.75 million, the State Government $12.4 million, the Federal Government $10 million and Curtin University $1 million.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "I congratulate the City of Cockburn for completing this facility which will provide terrific sport and recreation assets for the rapidly expanding southern metropolitan corridor.


    "Facilities such as this not only encourage healthy lifestyles; they also become important social hubs for our communities.


    "With the Fremantle Dockers new facility next door, I am sure plenty of locals will also take inspiration from their training."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400