New homes for sport pro­posed in re­vamps

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A NEW com­mu­nity cen­tre, more space for school sport and new homes for Aussie rules foot­ball and soc­cer are part of a plan to re­vamp Mann and Davis ovals in Mos­man Park.

The need to im­prove ovals and the ad­ja­cent Nash Field, which hosts the West­ern Knights Soc­cer Club, was es­tab­lished in the coun­cil’s over­all 2018 sport and recre­ation plan.

It is hoped the pro­posed re­vamp would re­lieve crowd­ing at neigh­bour­ing Mos­man Park Pri­mary School, se­cure sport fa­cil­i­ties for St Hilda’s Angli­can School for Girls and Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, and house the soc­cer club at a mod­ern home.

All have to con­trib­ute to the ex­pected $22,000 cost of de­vel­op­ing the draft be­fore any fi­nal pro­posal is used to cre­ate a busi­ness plan for fund­ing.

“The AFL ground could be swapped from Mann to Davis oval and would be the min­i­mum ‘full size’ for that code,” Mos­man Park Mayor Brett Pol­lock said.

He said the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, the pri­vate schools and the club were ex­pected to con­trib­ute to the re­vamp, which could take more than 10 years.

He said the coun­cil had no “pre­con­ceived ideas” and would lis­ten to oth­ers.

■ The draft is on the coun­cil’s web­site and a pub­lic meet­ing will be held at Mos­man Park Coun­cil from 6.30pm on Novem­ber

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A mock ver­sion of West­side Wolves Hockey Club’s pro­posed hockey fa­cil­i­ties.

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