West Perth seals City spon­sor­ship


Joondalup Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

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

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Site works are in full swing at Arena Joondalup.

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