- Milestone made possible by increase in State Government investment
- $1.3 million Lotterywest grant announced for all-abilities play space and skate park
- McGowan Government's total contribution to the project is now $26.3 million
The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment project has reached a major milestone with the start of construction work.
Demolition and asbestos removal is well underway, and the main building earthworks have begun.
Inspecting the progress today, Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman announced the McGowan Government was again boosting its investment in the project, with a $1.3 million Lotterywest Grant for an all-abilities nature play space and skate zone.
This takes the McGowan Government's total contribution to $26.3 million - including its initial $20 million election commitment and an additional $5 million contribution in April last year due to rising construction costs.
Once complete, the East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will provide an integrated community and sporting precinct with facilities for the East Fremantle Football Club, East Fremantle Bowls Club, and East Fremantle Croquet Club.
It will be a space for members of the community to gather, connect, recreate, and participate, offering community gardens, a café, health club, function centre, meeting rooms and the all-abilities nature play space.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"I am thrilled to see construction work finally happening at the East Fremantle Oval precinct.
"With state-of-the-art facilities this will be a vibrant hub for local sporting clubs and the wider community; a welcoming space to keep everyone of all ages and abilities active, healthy, and connected.
"Today's Lotterywest grant of $1.3 million towards an all-abilities nature play space and skate zone takes the State Government's total investment in the East Fremantle Oval precinct to $26.3 million."
Comments attributed to Bicton MLA Lisa O'Malley:
"I am so pleased to see work commencing here after working hard with the Town of East Fremantle and the community to secure funding.
"I'm also delighted to hear that Lotterywest will provide $1.3 million to build an all-abilities nature play space - this will be such a boon for families and will ensure that the space caters to everyone."
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