Work kicks off for new Lathlain sporting redevelopment

Media Release


20 September 2016

Joint release with:

Mia Davies

WA Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Recreation

Trevor Vaughan

Mayor Town of Victoria Park

Steve Irons

Federal Member for Swan

The local community will benefit from the $68 million Lathlain Precinct redevelopment, which will provide a community centre and new sporting facilities as well as state of the art training facilities for the West Coast Eagles.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project would rejuvenate the Lathlain Precinct.

“I'm a massive fan of local sport—I loved watching my sons play football,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and great local sporting and events facilities are a big part of that.”

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons, who attended today's sod turning, said the redevelopment will be a place for the community as well as a training base for the West Coast Eagles.

“Once completed, this development will include tennis, netball and volleyball courts; a playground and BBQ area and computer facilities, with a focus on modern technology to drive local innovation and education. It will transform Lathlain and surrounding suburbs to a place for the community,” Mr Irons said.

Western Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Recreation said “This is a long term investment in community—the project will re-invent Lathlain Park as a place for families to come together and enjoy these wonderful amenities.”

Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan, who joined Mr Irons at today's ceremony, said, “I'm excited works have begun here at Lathlain Park. When it's complete, we're going to have a fantastic recreational, leisure and sporting precinct of long-term benefit to the entire community.”

The Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment is listed as a priority project under the town's Strategic Community Plan and will be funded by the Federal Coalition Government and Western Australian Government, the Town of Victoria Park and the West Coast Eagles.