East Fremantle Oval Precinct - preferred concept

The Town of East Fremantle staff and elected members thank all community members and stakeholders who participated in the Community Design Forum to develop a preferred vision for revitalising the East Fremantle Oval Precinct.

The recreation precinct – which includes the entire A class reserve bounded by Moss, Fletcher, Allen and Marmion Streets – is an important place in our community, including Locke Park, Sumpton Green Community Centre, East Fremantle Football Club, East Fremantle Bowling Club and East Fremantle Croquet Club.

The Community Design Forum was held over a total of four (4) days (8 & 16, 17-19 Septmber 2018) with five (5) open public sessions.  The  sessions were designed to enable everyone to workshop and discuss ideas, themes, barriers and opportunities to update and revitalise the Precinct. 

The concept design below is culmination of the information gathered from all the sessions. To view session updates and photos, see the links below.

Although the workshops have concluded there is more work to do on the concept design and further information about the next steps will be posted to the website in coming weeks.

Community members, residents and interested stakeholders are invited to continue to provide further comments or feedback.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Town via email efoval@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9339 9339 and talk to Project Coordinator Wendy Cooke.

Community's Preferred Design

The Community’s preferred design for the Oval Precinct co-locates the Bowling, Croquet and Football Clubs into a new purpose-built facility central to all three playing fields.
The existing, ageing clubhouses are removed, resulting in an improved ‘Parkland’ presentation of the Precinct, particularly on Moss Street which will benefit from the removal of the expansive Football Club buildings.

The existing security fencing on the street boundaries is moved close into the Oval, allowing ample room for match-day spectators while liberating a significant amount of space all around the precinct for permanent public access through landscaped areas via a network of pedestrian and cycle paths. The paths provide an opportunity to link various open-air facilities such as children’s playgrounds, multi-purpose hardcourts etc.

The landscaping in Locke Park will be enhanced by increased planting in some areas, and thinning out in others such that the historic Sumpton Green Community Centre building, which is currently hidden by trees, can be shown-off in its Park setting close to the Bandstand Pavilion

Click here to see some photos from Session 1A held on Saturday 8 September 2018.

Click here for an update of Session 1A and Session 1B.

Click here for an update of Session 3 and to view the four (4) options presented at the Session.