Expressions of Interest Sought from Local Business to Help Build the Redeveloped East Fremantle Oval Precinct

Published on Friday, 1 October 2021 at 9:46:11 AM

The Town of East Fremantle is seeking expressions of interest from local businesses to create a register that can be provided to potential tenderers for the construction and future facility operators of the planned redevelopment of the East Fremantle Oval Precinct. It is hoped that this register will be used by tenderers to make contact with local businesses to discuss the opportunity of joining their team as either a subcontractor or once constructed a sub-lessee of the new facilities.      

Mayor-elect of East Fremantle, Jim O’Neill, advised: “We are reaching out to relevant businesses to express an interest in helping us to build the new facility, as well as potential operators for the site once construction is complete.”

The project is progressing well, Mayor O’Neill further advised, saying that Council had recently appointed Donald Cant Watts Corke as overall project managers, who will work in collaboration with project lead, Paatsch Group, who together under the guidance of Council will implement the vision plan agreed by the community that was developed following extensive consultation.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity for our Town,” Mayor O’Neill explained, “and we want – where possible – to give our local businesses, many of whom were hit hard by COVID-19, every opportunity to be part of this project.”

It follows confirmation by the State Government on 25 July 2021 of their commitment of $20 million to the project, along with the $6 million firmly committed and budgeted by the Town of East Fremantle.

He said that expressions of interest were sought as follows:
•    For potential partners for the construction of the facility itself (building and associated disciplines); and,
•    For the operation of commercial facilities within the precinct itself, including a café, commercial gym, allied and related health service providers (x3), and a function/hospitality space.

It is important to note that the formation of any potential partnership arrangement will solely be the responsibility of the tenderers, and the Town cannot influence the process in any way.  The register will be provided to tenderers as an information source only and they will not be obligated to form any relationships.   

Further, he explained that the Town would take all feasible steps to ensure that the redevelopment creates a space that is sustainable financially and environmentally, and these factors would be considered as part of the selection process.

The expression of interest will be placed on the Town’s website and social media channels, with full details available at

At the website potential suppliers, contractors and service providers, including collective partnerships, can register their details on an online form, that will be followed up on by the project lead as opportunities arise. 

Anyone seeking additional information regarding the EOI process or intent should read these documents first, and then:

For queries relating to Architectural and Lead Consultant Services, please contact 
Steve McDonald: 

For queries relating to Quantity Surveying Services, please contact Brad Paatsch at

Now available - view the Expression of Interest documents

Record your details on our East Fremantle Oval Redevelopment Precinct Business Register

View the videos of the project

Read project background

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