Irons in Eagles funds appeal
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.”