New home of the WCE revealed to Vic Park Community

May 5, 2014

Proposed designs for the Lathlain Park upgrade, the new home of the West Coast Eagles, will be revealed to the community for the first time at a special event next weekend, Sunday 18 May.

The Town of Victoria Park is hosting a free fun-filled Community Day to update locals on this and surrounding upgrades known as the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project (LPRP).

The whole project includes seven zones which are earmarked for redevelopment and revitalisation, including the Eagles relocation to Lathlain Park, an upgrade to the Perth Football Club and development of community recreation facilities for year round use.

Other zones include improved streetscapes, parklands and community infrastructure enhancements, as well as a new building for the local infant health, playgroup and toy library.

At the Community Day you’ll see how Lathlain Park will be transformed into a purpose--built, elite sporting facility, where the Eagles will call home from 2017, plus concept plans for the whole precinct redevelopment.

Members of the public are invited to watch a round of Auskick footy games and enjoy a host of free activities including a sausage sizzle, face-painting, music and performances, static displays and much more.

You can meet key project partners from the West Coast Eagles, Perth Football Club, Wirrpanda Foundation and the Town of Victoria Park, as well as Rick the Rock Eagle.

Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the Lathlain Precinct would become a focal point for whole community sporting, health and wellbeing outcomes.

“This project aims to achieve the Town’s Vision: “Victoria Park / Vibrant Lifestyle with the central premise to reinvigorate the community,” he said.

“The partnership we’ve entered with the Eagles and the Perth Footy Club aims to set new standards in the delivery of an active community recreation complex, for the benefit of our partners, Lathlain, and broader Vic Park residents.”

The Community Day will begin with Auskick matches from 10.00am, with free activities continuing until 12.00pm.