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Check out our range in­clud­ing leather cov­ered styles or buy on­line THE Cock­burn ARC has taken out the In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Aus­tralia (WA) Gold achieve­ment award, beat­ing a bunch of nom­i­nees, in­clud­ing Op­tus Sta­dium.

The City of Cock­burn was joint win­ner of the Gold Award for Best Prac­tice in the Col­lab­o­ra­tion Between Govern­ment and Non-Govern­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tions cat­e­gory of the 2018 Achieve­ment Awards.

It shared the hon­our with Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club and Curtin Uni­ver­sity.

It is the se­cond award in two weeks for the ARC, which also won the Parks and Leisure Aus­tralia (WA) Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity of the Year Award, and will now rep­re­sent WA na­tion­ally with win­ners to be an­nounced in Mel­bourne on Oc­to­ber 16.

The City, the foot­ball club and the uni­ver­sity de­vel­oped the $109m Cock­burn ARC fa­cil­ity in a col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ship.

This en­abled the part­ner­ship to lever­age fund­ing sup­port from the WA and Com­mon­wealth gov­ern­ments to create an in­dus­try first, cut­ting edge, in­te­grated aquatic, recre­ation, ed­u­ca­tion and elite ath­lete train­ing fa­cil­ity for the com­mu­nity.

City of Cock­burn Mayor Lo­gan Howlett said the Cock­burn ARC con­tin­ued to ful­fil its mis­sion to make more peo­ple more ac­tive more of­ten, im­prov­ing the health and well­be­ing out­comes for Cock­burn’s rapidly grow­ing lo­cal pop­u­la­tion.

Curtin Uni­ver­sity ViceChan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Deb­o­rah Terry said the Curtin ex­er­cise pro­gram at Cock­burn ARC pro­vided a com­mu­nity ser­vice while ed­u­cat­ing third-year Bach­e­lor of Ex­er­cise Sci­ence stu­dents within an in­dus­try set­ting.

Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club chief ex­ec­u­tive Steve Rosich said the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers were de­lighted to be part of the award-win­ning project.

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