ARC wins name vote
THE $109 million recreation centre being built at Cockburn Central West finally has a name: Cockburn ARC (Aquatic and Recreation Centre).
Cockburn councillors signed off on the name at a special council meeting on Thursday night, but not before a late dose of drama.
The recommendation put to councillors was to back Cockburn ARC as the name of the facility following a poll of 1194 residents and to approve $32,300 for the development of a style guide.
Of the residents surveyed, 52 per cent chose ARC as the preferred name.
That was despite the alternative choice, STAR (Sports, Training, Aquatic and Recreation) Centre Cockburn, being more popular in three of the four age categories measured.
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