East Fremantle football playing surface improving

Published on Monday, 10 June 2024 at 4:30:25 PM

Following concerted efforts to prepare the football playing surface at East Fremantle Community Park, the oval is set to be inspected and tested in coming weeks.

The Town of East Fremantle is targeting Saturday 13 July as the new date for the grounds to be game-ready, pending sign off from the WA Football Commission.

CEO Jonathan Throssell said following the latest surface condition report, the Town had advised the East Fremantle Football Club and the WA Football Commission of the regrettable delay.

“While the grounds are looking good – thanks to a significant improvement to the playing surface over the past six weeks – the oval has not yet met the standard that ensures it is a safe and sustainable playing surface,” he said.

“The Town shares its disappointment with the community, and the East Fremantle Football Club, that the first game will be delayed.”

The Town has advised the East Fremantle Football Club and the WA Football Commission about the proposed date for the first game. Staff are working closely with the project manager and contractors to meet the inspection date.

The grounds have been revamped as part of the development of the East Fremantle Community Park, a project jointly funded by the State Government ($25 million) and Lotterywest ($1.3 million) and a significant contribution from the Town of East Fremantle.

Upon completion, the local community, East Fremantle Football Club, East Fremantle Bowling Club, East Fremantle Croquet Club and playgroup will enjoy access to the state-of-the-art facilities at the East Fremantle Community Park.

Community members were already enjoying the newly opened café, restaurant, playground, skate zone, half basketball court, upgraded playgroup facilities and health centre, Mr Throssell added.

New lawn bowling and croquet fields and an enclosed off-lead dog exercise area will also open soon.

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