Irons in Ea­gles funds ap­peal

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Swan River -

FUND­ING re­mains the only stum­bling block – al­beit a big one – to the West Coast Ea­gles’ full trans­fer from Su­bi­aco Oval to Lath­lain Park.

But Swan MHR Steve Irons is do­ing his bit to ap­peal for fed­eral gov­ern­ment fi­nance.

In a speech to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives last Mon­day, Mr Irons said a cru­cial part of the $60 mil­lion project was its fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture and fa­cil­i­ties for use by the wider com­mu­nity as well as ju­nior foot- ball leagues and schools in the area.

“This is an im­por­tant mile­stone in my cam­paign to re­lo­cate the Ea­gles to Lath­lain, but it is far from the last step,” he said.

“The re­de­vel­op­ment has se­cured $4.5 mil­lion from the AFL fund, and the Ea­gles have al­lo­cated $22 mil­lion of their own funds.

“The re­main­ing funds, how­ever, are in limbo, with the club try­ing to se­cure a com­mit­ment from the WA state gov­ern­ment and also the fed­eral gov­ern­ment.”

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