Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre


Due to open mid 2017, the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Perth, Western Australia, will provide a new home for one of the states beloved AFL teams, as well as providing a community facility that will benefit many. The facility will include heated indoor and outdoor pools, multi sports stadium and fully equipped gyms, as well as cafés, party rooms and a sports medical centre.

The $109M development is the result of both State and Federal Governments partnering together in collaboration with the Fremantle Football Club and Curtin University.  Such a development is expected to attract over 1 million visitors per year. Partnered with Multiplex, the contractor appointed to build this state of the art project, we worked closely with the design team and architects to value engineer, manufacture and install the vast scope of signage required for the centre.


With a vision to provide the growing population of Perth with the equipment and inspiration to lead healthy active lives, the Centre will be a unique development and the artistry of the indoor murals and signage is perfectly suited to the venue. Colourful branding, vinyl applications and ‘street’ scape wall murals lead visitors to a range of facilities, such as cafés, gyms, and medical centres. The internal life-like ‘street’ is where the hub really comes to life.


Statutory signage, court numbers for the multi-sport stadium, murals and the ‘street’ signage have all been manufactured and installed by our local WA team to compliment the design of the modern facility.

We value engineered the intricate images and text for the colourful site markers within the ‘street’ scape to deliver significant labour savings to our client. By applying the digital print to the PVC prior to being rout out, the process was exceptionally quicker than traditional methods. In bright, bold colours, these markers delivered results that reserved the integrity of the ARC brand and situated throughout the entire site.

Being local to Western Australia, our project management team was on hand to work closely with the builder, Multiplex, and our local manufacturing and install teams, all of whom have been an integral part of ensuring the project was delivered to meet expectations, as well as timelines.

A scope of products manufactured and installed for this state-of-the-art facility:

  • Digital Print
  • Fabricated graphics and lettering

A new home for the Fremantle Dockers, and a state-of-the-art fitness hub for Cockburn, Western Australia, the local government has created a fitness hub for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from.

Signcraft has implemented this design scope from start to finish, with key services provided being:

  • Consultation, planning and strategy
  • Site surveys
  • Visual branding assessment
  • Value engineering
  • Technical documentation pack
  • Project management
  • Manufacture and installation

One of the largest developments of its kind in Australia, we are proud to be part of the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre and look forward to seeing the success of this new community asset in years to come.

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