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.

Phase 3b: EFO Final Concept Masterplan

Download the updated East Fremantle Oval Redevelopment Fact Sheet here (12/11/2020)

The multi-disciplinary design team (MDT) have now developed the EFO Redevelopment Concept Masterplan following review of community input. The community are invited to view it at one of presentations on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at the East Fremantle Town Hall:

Session 1: 3.30pm Click here to register for Session 1

Session 2: 6.30pm Click here to register for Session 2

There will be an opportunity following the presentation to ask questions and discuss the plan with the MDT.

The next step will be the preparation of the Building and Precinct Final Schematic Design.


Phase 3a: September / October 2020 - Concept Design Presentation & Public Comment

Community feedback was sought in regard to the updated Concept Design. 23 submissions (143 observations), were received and carefully considered by the Multi-disciplinary Design Team.

Some key items that were addressed during this process are;
• The location and size of the Community Facility
• The inclusion of additional entry / egress points
• The provision of additional onsite parking
• Landscaping to facilitate the removal of all fences
• A tiered approach to soften the visual amenity from lower-lying areas
• Retainment of existing trees where possible, in conjunction with additional plantings
• Structuring of the informal drop-off zone to ensure the best use of the area
• The undertaking of a traffic engineering assessment

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

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