Lathlain Park has been the home of Perth Football Club since 1959. The club welcomes the planned upgrade to their clubrooms and development of community facilities for year round use and looks forward to sharing the many benefits of the redevelopment project with the West Coast Eagles and the broader community. The Town, in conjunction with the Department of Sport and Recreation, West Australian Football Commission and Perth Football Club are working together to develop a Business Case to support redevelopment of the football club and community facilities as part of the LPRP. The main objective of the Business Case is to establish the funding arrangements for the redevelopment of this Zone.
Who owns the building?
The Town of Victoria Park owns the building and leases it to the Perth Football Club under a formal lease contract.
How will the proposed redevelopment be funded?
A Business Case is currently being prepared to explore the possible redevelopment costs and potential funding partners. Once the Business Case is completed (later this year, 2015), we will have a better idea of how much funding needs to be raised and who the potential funding partners could be. Given the substantial costs in rebuilding facilities of this type, funding will need to be secured through a variety of sources including government and non-government sources.
When will the redevelopment of this Zone commence?
There is no precise timeline or schedule for these redevelopment works as yet. Works scheduling will be dependent on a number of other inter-related factors, including: When the required funding for the redevelopment can be raised; When works on the West Coast Eagles Zone commence (which are also dependent on funding arrangements to be finalised); When temporary relocation arrangements can be finalised.
What will be the impact on the community during the redevelopment?
While there will be short-term disruption from time to time, the Town aims to ensure there is a minimal amount of impact on residents, business owners and visitors in the area. More precise timeframes for construction periods in each zone will be communicated with people directly when they are known. The Town will undertake community consultation at every stage of the project and welcomes your comment and enquiries throughout. The project vision for the long-term, aims to have a positive impact with more people-friendly public spaces to be enjoyed and used by businesses, residents, visitors and community groups. Landscaping will be done in a way that helps create more walkable streets, and general movement and accessibility to the whole area will improved. It is expected the community at large will enjoy a broad range of health and wellbeing benefits.
Who can I contact during contruction of the two ovals?
Should you have any concerns relating to noise, dust or other matters that may occur during construction then please note the following contact details:
Damien McVeigh, Site Manager for BCL Group – 0428 111 546; or
Council’s Environmental Health Officers – 9311 8111.