Eagles ready for big move
WEST Coast Eagles are preparing to move into their new nest at Lathlain Park as the redevelopment of the oval begins.
THE $68 million redevelopment of Lathlain Park has begun as the West Coast Eagles prepare to move into their new nest.
Representatives of the football club, the Town of Victoria Park and the State and federal governments gathered at the site on September 20 for the start of work.
It is expected the ovals will be available for West Coast Eagles training, as well as Perth Football Club match play, next year.
Club chairman Alan Cransberg said it was an historic moment.
“This is the result of an exceptional partnership between the club, the Town of Victoria Park and the Perth Football Club,” he said.
“I should also acknowledge that we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the great support of the State and federal governments.”
Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said he was excited work had begun at the oval.
“When it’s complete, we’re going to have a fantastic recreational, leisure and sporting precinct of long-term benefit to the entire community,” he said.