13/05/2016 - 13:01

$20m Lathlain Park redevelopment

13/05/2016 - 13:01

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The state government will invest $10 million into the redevelopment of Lathlain Park in the Town of Victoria Park, which will also be the new training home for the West Coast Eagles.

Lathlain Park is getting a $20 million makeover.

The state government will invest $10 million into the redevelopment of Lathlain Park in the Town of Victoria Park, which will also be the new training home for the West Coast Eagles.

Construction is set to begin after the end of the current WAFL season on the redevelopment of Lathlain Park, which includes a new oval, rebuilding of the existing oval, lighting, a scoreboard, a synthetic two-lane running track, pathways, tennis courts and a playground.

Premier Colin Barnett said the state government’s funding matched a $10 million commitment for the project from the federal government.

“The state government has a proud history supporting community sport in Western Australia, including football, and this funding will help the town build a first-class sport and recreation facility for its residents,” he said.

The Eagles have also market Lathlain Park as its future training home, with the club committing about $40 million to a new administration and training facility at the park.

Treasurer Mike Nahan said the Town of Victoria Park had been considering the redevelopment for a long time.

“Negotiations began in 2013 with the West Coast Eagles to determine whether their new facility could be accommodated within Lathlain Park,” he said.

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