FREMANTLE OVAL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN
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.