Cockburn ARC (Project)

Project Status


Project Type

Infrastructure & Buildings


Start: April 2014 Finish: May 2017



A state-of-the-art integrated aquatic, recreation, education and elite-athlete training facility. One of the largest developments of its kind in Australia, the project represents the new benchmark for a modern day recreation, elite sporting and education facility development that encompasses universal access and environmentally sustainable design features.
The $110M landmark development was delivered in partnership with the Fremantle Dockers Football Club (FFC) and Curtin University, and through major funding support from the Western Australian and Commonwealth governments.

For more information, visit Cockburn ARC website

What does the facility include?

  • 3 recreation pools
  • Hydrotherapy and aquatic recovery pools
  • 6 court multi-purpose stadium
  • Gym and group fitness areas
  • Allied health centre
  • Crèche
  • Café
  • Community function space
  • AFL and community ovals
  • FFC’s administration and elite-athlete training facilities
  • Programs for elite swimmers under the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS).
  • Curtin University’s education and research amenities.

More about the Cockburn ARC


With the latest in cardio and strength equipment, the health club boasts a functional training zone, personal training studio and outdoor training terrace all with the latest equipment, technology and designer finishes.


Whether you are swimming for fun or fitness or just learning to swim, the outdoor and indoor pools cater for everyone. Plus there are three premier water slides for the young and young at heart.


The centre looks after an individual's fitness, mind and body needs through specialised studios. Allied health professionals are also on hand within the centre itself.


Our six court stadium host a range of sports, from soccer, basketball and netball for social teams, and members of the community.


Cockburn ARC is a great place to catch up with friends and family. There is a café on site and plenty of space to hang out and relax.

Kid’s Corner

Whether it’s time at the crèche, a party in the play centre or a splash in the interactive water play area, Cockburn ARC is a kid’s favourite place to be.

A sustainable facility

  • Australia’s largest rooftop solar installation – a massive 1MW
  • Will save around $300,000/ yr and a carbon dioxide offset of 1170 tonnes a year.
  • High efficiency pool water filtration system - significantly reduce total water consumption
  • Building orientation to reduce the need for air conditioning
  • Building Management System (BMS) with direct digital controllers (DDC) to control air-conditioning and ventilation equipment
  • Solar panels and Geothermal energy for heating hot water
  • Stormwater harvesting for reuse in toilet amenities
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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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