Cockburn ARC’s flash facilities to come at a fee


It’s a case of you get what you pay for in regard to the relatively high fees for using new recreation and water facilitities in Cockburn.
Cockburn ARC’s flash facilities to come at a fee
It’s a case of you get what you pay for in regard to the relatively high fees for using new recreation and water facilitities in Cockburn.

IT will be more costly to use than other facilities in Perth’s south but the City of Cockburn says customers will get bang for their buck when its new $109m recreation centre opens in April.

Adults will have to pay $7 to swim at the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC), with children to cost $5.20 per entry.

Spectators will be charged $2.50, while casual gym users will fork out $22 per visit to the Cockburn Central West build.

Cockburn’s recreation and community safety manager Rob Avard said costs to visit Cockburn ARC, which are higher than the industry average, were fair and competitive because of the expanded range of facilities.

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In good news for the hip pockets of locals, the schedule of fees backed by councillors this month is less than those proposed in a 2015 report.

However one area where they have increased is for use of the three waterslides. It will cost adults $9 to use the waterslides, with the price set at $7 for children.

Mr Avard said that Council’s decision to commit an extra $1.4m for an additional waterslide was the reason for those prices rising to $15.40 for adults and $12 for children.

Local recreation centres and how they compare in cost:

Cockburn ARC:
Casual adult swim – $7
Casual child swim – $5.20
Casual family swim – $19
Waterslide use adult – $15.40
Waterslide use children – $12
Spectator – $2.50
Spa/sauna/steam – $14
Casual gym use – $22
Casual group fitness – $22
Base membership – $20
Joining fee – $49 (min)/ $99 (max)

Fremantle Leisure Centre
Casual adult swim – $6
Casual child swim – $4.50
Casual family swim – $18.20
Casual gym use – $18.50
Spectator – $2.20
Kwinana Recquatic
Casual adult swim – $5.65
Casual child swim – $4.55
Casual family swim – $15.50
Casual gym use – $14.20
Spectator – $1.75

Armadale Aquatic Centre/ Armadale Arena
Casual adult swim – $5.50
Casual child swim – $4.40
Casual family swim – $16
Casual gym use – $16
Spectator – $2

Cannington Leisureplex
Casual adult swim – $6.20
Casual child swim – $4.70
Casual family swim – $18.50
Casual gym use – $18.50
Spectator – $2

Melville Leisurefit
Casual adult swim – $6.40
Casual child swim – $5.75
Casual family swim – $16.75
Casual gym use – $16
Spectator – $2.30