East Fremantle Oval Redevelopment Phase 3: Schematic Design

The development of an Integrated Community, Sport & Leisure Precinct within the Town will contribute significantly to the overall economic and social benefits of the region.

Click here to download the East Fremantle Oval Redevelopment Fact Sheet (05/10/2020)

EFO Concept Design Presentation & Public Comment

Click here to view the EFO Redevelopment Concept Design Presentation, which includes the updated Masterplan image for the site. The public comment period for the Concept Design is now closed (30 September 2020).  23 submissions (143 observations), were received and have been summarised for consideration.

EFO Draft Schematic Design 

The multi-disciplinary design team are currently considering the submissions made during the public comment period in order that they can update the Concept Design to become a more details Draft Schematic Design. 

EFO Draft Schematic Design Drop In Session & Public Comment

The proposed drop in session has been postponed, with a future date to be advised. 

The session will be followed by a two-week Public Comment Period.  

At this time comments will be invited via email to admin@eastfremantle.wa.gov.aumail to PO Box 1097, Fremantle WA 6959 or in person at the East Fremantle Town Hall, 135 Canning Highway, East Fremantle.  Correspondence should be marked "Comment on EFO Schematic Design".


Phase 3: 4 September 2020 - Schematic Building & Precinct Design

Refine the design

Click here to download the East Fremantle Oval Redevelopment Fact Sheet (05/10/2020) and see Current Consultations.

Phase 2: 21 April 2020 - Community Speaks on Future Options for East Freo Oval

Survey says: we want access and varied use for all ages and interests

The future vision for the East Fremantle Oval Precinct is edging closer as the Town has had a strong and positive response to its most recent community surveys. These have yielded results showing how much the community care about this project and their passion for wanting improved access and recreational facilities.

This survey builds upon the previous community consultation undertaken by GHD Advisory however, a second round of consultation was undertaken as the results now collated will assist with informing a preferred masterplan design for the whole precinct, with an associated business plan informing operational structure and funding strategy for the project.

Taking advantage of the fact that many residents are on holidays or working from home over Easter, the Town conducted two online surveys, with questions tailored to the interests of different community sectors.

The first survey, available for all ages, garnered 85 responses, confirming the strong interest in the future of the Precinct, and support for:
• The Precinct remaining an A-Class Reserve
• Retaining the heritage of the area
• Providing both active and passive recreation for all ages and abilities

Strong support was expressed for planned upgrades to existing facilities, and making space available for passive recreation of the Oval and surrounds for walking (including with dogs) and general exercise, as well as more structured and existing club-based sporting and recreation activities.

Interest was also expressed in adding new offerings including a Men’s Shed/activity space, a gym/health/fitness facility, shared-use courts for basketball, netball and a nature play space.

Most survey respondents supported the development of the venue to include a café/restaurant space and to broaden the appeal of the area as a destination beyond merely a place to come and play sport. Parking, lighting and security were also flagged in the survey as being important.

Mayor Jim O’Neill thanked everyone who took the time to complete the survey, and invited the whole community to stay engaged as the most exciting phase of the project is about to begin.

“Now that we have confirmed what our community want from this Precinct, we can proceed with the development of the Plan, confident that we have captured the needs and wants of those who use the space, and those who will benefit from the improvements we are designing,” Mayor O’Neill said.

Phase 1: 26 June 2019 - East Fremantle Oval Precinct Vision Plan Endorsed

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 21 May 2019 Council endorsed the East Fremantle Oval Precinct Revitalisation Vision Report as a guiding document for the possible future development of the site.

Council also agreed to proceed with the development of a consultant’s brief for the preparation of a comprehensive business case/plan based on the findings of the East Fremantle Oval Precinct Revitalisation Vision Report.

Click here to view a copy of the Endorsed East Fremantle Oval Precinct Vision Report


Contact Details

Name: Karen Dore, Coordinator Community Engagement

Phone: 08 9339 9339

Email: admin@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au