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THE next step in Shark Park’s rede­vel­op­ment has been taken as the Town of East Fre­man­tle move towards a re­vamp of the oval they say will meet com­mu­nity and user group needs.

Coun­cil signed off on the ap­point­ment of a multi-dis­ci­plinary team that will guide the project to a schematic de­sign level at a coun­cil meet­ing last Thurs­day.

Peter Hunt Ar­chi­tects will helm the project, which will see the de­vel­op­ment of an in­te­grated com­mu­nity, sport and leisure precinct at East Fre­man­tle Oval.

East Fre­man­tle chief ex­ec­u­tive Gary Tuf­fin said they had made plans to en­sure the rede­vel­op­ment met long-held con­cerns of res­i­dents who want more ac­cess to open space, as well as de­liv­ers up­grades to fa­cil­i­ties for East Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club, East Fre­man­tle Bowls Club and East Fre­man­tle Cro­quet Club.

Dur­ing the con­sul­ta­tion and co-de­sign process, the com­mu­nity ex­pressed strong sup­port for up­grades to club fa­cil­i­ties, the pro­vi­sion of pas­sive recre­ation space, and in­creased ac­cess to sports and recre­ation ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mr Tuf­fin said there would be fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties for the com­mu­nity to have in­put into the de­sign.

In­ter­est was also pre­vi­ously ex­pressed in adding new of­fer­ings in­clud­ing a Men’s Shed/ac­tiv­ity space, a gym and health fa­cil­ity as well as shared-use courts, a na­ture play space and a func­tion room.

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