AFL Grand Final preparations are underway in City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park
Both local governments are playing a major role in the smooth running of the Grand Final
The AFL Grand Final highlights the importance of local government to facilitating major cultural events
Event preparations are well underway across WA for the State's historic AFL Grand Final celebrations on Saturday - in particular, at the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park.
The two local governments have a direct involvement in preparations for the big match, with staff busy behind-the-scenes ensuring the day goes smoothly for local businesses and communities planning and preparing a number of side events.
Teams at both local governments are putting traffic management measures in place, ensuring that streets stay clean and tidy despite increased foot traffic and putting local rangers on standby. Support is also being provided to local businesses to ensure that trade is optimised.
Teams across the City of Perth are working on events and activations including Footy Place, People's Parade on Grand Final eve, Twilight Hawkers Market, Northbridge Piazza Live Site and Forrest Place Live Site.
The City has also put up 255 banners across the City's streets, and lighting up owned assets in AFL colours - including Council House and Trafalgar Bridge.
As well as hosting the AFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium, the Town of Victoria Park is holding special Grand Final events on the day.
For more information on events visit the Town of Victoria Park's program for the AFL Grand Final at the Town's website, and for the City of Perth go to the City of Perth's website.
Comments attributed to Local Government Minister John Carey:
"This weekend's historic AFL Grand Final highlights just how important local government is to helping facilitate major cultural events.
"There is an enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at a local government level to make sure major events run smoothly, and I want to give a shout out to all the staff at both the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park for their efforts in the lead up to the Grand Final.
"This weekend promises to be a fantastic one, and I hope as many people as possible will get out to support the events, and local business in the area."
Minister's office - 6552 5300