Sod turned at reserve

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

COM­MU­NITY groups are set to ben­e­fit from the $10.5 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment of Ernest John­son Reserve in South Perth.

City of South Perth rep­re­sen­ta­tives along with PACT Con­struc­tion and ar­chi­tect Ed­win Bol­lig gath­ered to turn the first sod on Tues­day.

The re­de­vel­op­ment will help the South Perth Ju­nior Foot­ball Club, South Perth Cricket, the Ro­tary Club of South Perth Bur­swood and many oth­ers.

The reserve’s six as­so­ci­ated build­ings are be­ing re­de­vel­oped to bet­ter ac­com­mo­date the needs of rel­e­vant sports clubs, com­mu­nity groups, the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the City. The first stage of the project will cover the con­struc­tion of new clu­b­rooms, park­ing fa­cil­i­ties and as­so­ci­ated in­fra­struc­ture. It is due for com­ple­tion at the end of this year.

The sec­ond stage in­volves civil works such as the de­mo­li­tion of ex­ist­ing build­ings, oval works, and con­struc­tion of sports fa­cil­i­ties, play­grounds and so­cial ar­eas.

These should be com­pleted by June next year.

A yet-to-be-funded third stage in­cludes the re­fur­bish­ment of the Como Bowl­ing Club and in­stal­la­tion of paths and fit­ness sta­tions.

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