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Re-elected McGowan Labor Government commits to redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval

Posted on January 16, 2021
  • A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will fund $20 million towards the redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval, creating a community facility for people of all ages and interests
  • Growing population of East Fremantle will benefit from new community hub and key destination for activities and engagement
  • Redeveloped facility will maximise the opportunities for the local population to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle

The growing community of East Fremantle and surrounds will benefit from a redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval, with $20 million committed if the McGowan Labor Government is re-elected in March.

The Town of East Fremantle’s plan is to deliver the $25 million precinct by the end of 2023, providing a community asset for generations to come.

The project will result in a new state-of-the-art hub where sports, leisure and recreation thrive together.

At its heart will be the East Fremantle Football Club, together with other clubs including bowls and croquet, and playgroup and child nursing, a health club and a café/restaurant.

Other components include an adventure playground, a community hall, outdoor hard courts, skate park, dog exercise area, a community garden, an amphitheatre and a community shed.

Importantly, the works will also include a number of commercial and support facilities such as allied health tenancies, a function room and Neighbourhood Link Commonwealth Home Support Program facilities.

It is estimated that the precinct’s construction will generate 50 full time jobs and around $75 million worth of output in the wider economy.

Comments to be attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“This is a fantastic local project that will benefit the wider East Fremantle community in so many ways.

“My Government, if re-elected, will back in the Town of East Fremantle’s plan and make sure this project is delivered.”

Comments to be attributed to Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley:

“The East Fremantle community is growing and currently there just aren’t enough spaces and places for people to play sport and recreate.

“This new precinct will act as a community hub and people will be able to come and meet here, have a coffee, play some sport and enjoy the space.

“I am delighted that a re-elected McGowan Labor Government will fund this important redevelopment.”