East Fremantle “A” Class Reserve Precinct Redevelopment

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:23 AM

If you love your sport and the history behind the EFFC then we need the community to take action and make sure a first-class sporting facility is developed on the site as it was back in the 1950’s.

  • We need to make sure children of all ages and generations in the future who love sport of all kinds have a sporting facility that caters to their needs.
     
  • East Fremantle “A - Class Reserve”, was established to provide the community with a sporting facility. In the early 1950’s the EFFC moved to the location and became the major stake holder of the Reserve and continues to be so. The State Government has continued to entrust the local Council to administrate the use of this Reserve for the benefit of the sporting community.
     
  • It is widely recognised by the sporting community the significant role the EFFC has, and continues to play, in providing a facility for people to attend, participate and support their sport. EFFC has an outstanding history well worth preserving for future generations and since the inception of the AFL has 124 players drafted nationally.  Women’s football is growing rapidity and the EFFC women’s teams is now a significant corner stone of our club. An estimated 250,000 people use the EFFC annually.
     
  • The series of informative meetings / workshops arranged by the Town of East Fremantle and held at the East Fremantle Bowling Club in September 2018 attracted only a small number of local residences, approximately 70 people.
     
  • The ToEF recently invited people to attend a meeting at their Chambers to listen to a presentation formulated around the consensus of those who attended the September 2018 meeting. The attendance at this meeting was poor with approximately 28 people, of which, 95% of had attended the meetings held in September last year.
     
  • Understandably, the council is aware that the small number of people who attended their meetings in September are not enough to adopt the concept plan that has evolved from those meetings. At the meeting in March of this, year the CEO of the ToEF made the point that, before any acceptance to proceed towards formalising the design of the development and obtaining funding, they required a much broader engagement with the community than the small number currently voicing their opinion. The CEO stressed their decision moving forward would be based on the consensus of most of the community regarding the final design, indicating they would not proceed with only a minority of the community voicing their opinion.
     
  • To enable the Council to obtain the required consensus by further engaging with the community they have established, on their webpage, a section for the community to submit their thoughts as to the future of the “A - Class Sporting Precinct”. This community submission opportunity close on the 24th April 2018. We encourage you to click on the link below and have your say in support of the EFFC.  https://www.eastfremantle.wa.gov.au/east-fremantle-oval-precinct-community-design-forum.aspx

 

Yours Sincerely

Todd Shimmon

Chief Executive Officer