Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Cockburn ARC named PLA 2018 Community Facility of the Year

Cockburn ARC named PLA 2018 Community Facility of the Year
October 18, 2018

Cockburn ARC has been recognised again on the national stage, winning the Community Facility of the Year Award at the 2018 Parks and Leisure Australia Awards.

The award was announced at a gala dinner for the final day of the International Parks and Leisure Congress at the MCG on Tuesday evening in front of over 700 delegates.

Other nominees in the category included Maroochy Beach Gymnastics, the North Sydney Council Coal Loader Platform and Hume City Council's Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre.

Cockburn ARC was eligible for the awards as the winner of the same category at the WA Parks and Leisure Awards, announced in June.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said that the award was further proof of the outstanding planning and management that have been invested into the facility.

Mayor Howlett advised “the Cockburn ARC facility is built upon a unique collaborative partnership between the City of Cockburn, Fremantle Football Club and Curtin University.

"This partnership has created an industry first, cutting edge, integrated aquatic, recreation, education and elite athlete training facility for the community."

Opened in May 2017, the Cockburn ARC has recorded more than 1.8 million visitors, and is set to reach two million in November 2018.

Cockburn ARC Manager, Brett McEwin, said that it was pleasing to see the facility receive recognition on a national platform, adding “while winning the West Australian Parks and Leisure award was a fantastic achievement, winning at a national level really does mean a lot to the ARC team. It is hugely rewarding for us to see Cockburn ARC showcased on a national level.”

The award adds another feather to the facility’s cap, following national award wins at the Australian Sport, Recreational and Play Industry awards for facility design and development, and the overall award for innovation in July 2018.

The $109 million facility has won multiple awards over the last financial year, including:

• AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Award 2018
• AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre Award 2018
• Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) 2018: Best Practice in Collaboration between Government and Non-Government Organisations   
• Parks Leisure Australia WA: 2018 Community Facility of the Year
• Australian Sport, Recreational and Play Industry Awards 2018: Facility Design and Development
• Australian Sport, Recreational and Play Industry Awards 2018 Award for Innovation
• Dept of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 2018 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards Places and Spaces: Planning and Design Award
• Royal Life Saving Excellence in Facility Management National Aquatic Industry Awards 2018
• Royal Life Saving Most Outstanding Contribution by a Facility National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards 2018

Cockburn ARC also secured the Local Government Award at the 2017 Australasian Leisure Management Communication and Marketing Awards.

A full report on the 2018 Parks and Leisure Australia Awards will follow.

Related Articles

15th October 2018 - International Parks Congress highlights the value of green urban spaces

24th August 2018 - Cockburn ARC gets further recognition with Royal Life Saving Society facility management award

14th June 2018 - Technogym powers Cockburn ARC’s fitness facility

8th June 2018 - Program revealed for 2018 International Parks and Leisure Congress

7th May 2018 - Cockburn ARC promotes sunscreen awareness with risqué slogan

1st March 2018 - Cockburn ARC welcomes one millionth visitor

13th November 2017 - New steps improve access to Cockburn ARC pool

29th August 2017 - Cockburn ARC branding achievements recognised with industry communications and marketing award

31st July 2017 - Cockburn ARC wins Master Builders award

20th May 2017 - Cockburn ARC opening a new ‘facility benchmark’

1st March 2017 - Waterslide completion sees Cockburn ARC enter final stages before opening


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

LANDER & ROGERS

Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…

read more

Legal

 
 

NOVOFIT

NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business