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Additional $5m funding secures East Fremantle Oval redevelopment

Austadiums | Thursday 14th April 2022
Redevelopment plans for East Fremantle Oval

The redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval will proceed as planned following a further $5 million contribution from the WA Government.

The upgrade was expected to cost $26.5 million when the election commitment was made last year but has since increased to $32.5 million due to current market conditions and the rise in construction costs.

Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman announced the State's additional contribution to achieve the integrated facility and to deliver the project in line with the intent of the election commitment.

The Western Australian Government's total contribution to the project is now $25 million, with the Town of East Fremantle contributing the remaining funding and undertaking further planning, design and value management to reduce the project cost as much as possible.

The project includes a redeveloped playing surface for the football oval and floodlighting, new synthetic bowling green, unisex change rooms, redeveloped playgroup and child nursing facilities for East Freo Playgroup, dog exercise area, skate zone, community gardens, commercial gym, and new shared facility with café, bar, kitchen and function rooms.

The redevelopment is expected to take two years, with the East Fremantle Football Club relocating their WAFL home games to the WACA Ground, which itself is being redeveloped. Works are due to be completed in late 2023 ahead of the 2024 WAFL season.

Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman said, “The State Government remains committed to seeing the East Fremantle Oval redevelopment through to its full potential.

“Unfortunately, the significant rise in construction costs is being felt right across Western Australia's building and construction industry and this project is no exemption.

“Providing local sporting clubs and the community with access to state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant community hub is the key objective, and I am pleased the State can continue to support the delivery of this important project.”

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The redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval will proceed as planned following a further $5 million contribution from the WA Government.
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