Ea­gles ready for big move

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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