Sod turned at reserve
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.