Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman Announces $1.3 million Lotterywest Grant

Published on Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 12:48:17 PM

Sport & Recreation Minister Presents Lotterywest Grant 

L-R: The Hon. Jim McGinty (Lotterywest Board), Lisa O'Malley MLA (Member for Bicton), the Hon. David Templeman (Sport & Recreation Minister), Mayor Jim O'Neill accepting the Lotterywest Grant Certificate on behalf of the Town of East Fremantle and Gary Tuffin (Town of East Fremantle CEO). 

Inspecting the progress on-site today, Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman announced the State Government was again boosting its investment in our East Fremantle Oval Precinct Redevelopment project, with a $1.3 million Lotterywest Grant for an all-abilities nature play space and skate zone. 

This takes the State Government’s total contribution to $26.3 million — including its initial $20 million election commitment and an additional $5 million contribution in April last year due to rising construction costs.

“On behalf of the Town of East Fremantle it is an honour to accept this Lotterywest Grant for $1.3 million towards intergenerational community facilities and a nature playground. I would like to extend a community wide thank you to the State Government, Lotterywest and Member for Bicton, Lisa O’Malley MLA,” Mayor O’Neill said.

Once complete, the East Fremantle Oval Precinct redevelopment will provide an integrated community and sporting precinct with facilities for the East Fremantle Football Club, East Fremantle Bowls Club, and East Fremantle Croquet Club. It will be a space for members of the community to gather, connect, recreate, and participate, offering community gardens, a café, health club, function centre, meeting rooms and the all-abilities nature play space.  

“With state-of-the-art facilities this will be a vibrant hub for local sporting clubs and the wider community; a welcoming space to keep everyone of all ages and abilities active, healthy, and connected,” Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman explained.

“I’m delighted to hear that Lotterywest will provide $1.3 million to build an all abilities nature play space which will ensure that the space caters to everyone,” Lisa O’Malley MLA.

Construction works, including site and civil works and the pouring of footings of the new building, are well underway.

“This community redevelopment project has been a very long time in the making and we are looking forward to the completion for all community members to enjoy these public spaces,” Mayor O’Neill.

Lotterywest Grant Presentation

Lotterywest Grant Certificate   

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