West Perth seals City sponsorship
MILLIONS FLOW FOR FOOTY FACILITY
WEST Perth Football Club has concluded a sponsorships agreement with the City of Joondalup to recognise its financial contribution to upgrading facilities at Arena Joondalup.
In 2013, councillors voted to contribute up to $4 million for proposed upgrades at the venue, including club room facilities, for West Perth.
The City had budgeted to contribute $2.25 million in 201516 and the final $1.5 million in 2016-17, but because the project did not progress as expected no funds were required during 2015-16.
With the football facilities now progressing, it is expected the City’s remaining $3.75 million will be required in February or March.
The council planned to amend its 2016-17 budget to allow for this in September.
However, it voted to refer the item back to the chief executive to enable negotiations with West Perth for a sponsorship agreement to reflect the City’s financial contribution of $2 million towards the football facilities, which are estimated to cost $9 million.
Last week the item returned to the council, which voted unanimously to amend the budget.
A council document said “a number of discussions” had been held with West Perth and both parties had agreed to a list of sponsorship benefits.
“These will ensure the City is recognised as a major partner of West Perth over the next seven years, with an additional seven-year period available at the option of the City,” it said.
Benefits include City branding on a corporate box with exclusive use for all home games, signage in key broadcast positions on the ground, public announcements to state the City is a sponsor and the opportunity for the City to promote its programs, projects and events at games.
The City will also have its logo on club, polo, jackets and playing jumpers and in the club rooms. www.communitypix.com.au d462518
Site works are in full swing at Arena Joondalup.