$6.53m Success hockey hub to go ahead after City of Cockburn agrees to cover $750,000 funding gap


Fremantle Hockey Club vice president Matt Allan and president Rob McPherson, Cockburn councillor Chamonix Terblanche, Fremantle Hockey Club project manager Andrew Robertson and Cockburn co-ordinator recreation services Travis Moore. Picture: Marie Nirme
Fremantle Hockey Club vice president Matt Allan and president Rob McPherson, Cockburn councillor Chamonix Terblanche, Fremantle Hockey Club project manager Andrew Robertson and Cockburn co-ordinator recreation services Travis Moore. Picture: Marie Nirme

Lakelands Reserve multi-purpose recreation and community facility development

March 2016: City of Cockburn, Fremantle Hockey Club, Hockey WA, City of Gosnells and Southern River Hockey Club lodge joint National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) application to help fund facility upgrades under the $19 million Hockey WA Facilities Project.

September 2016: With successful NSRF applications to be determined in October, Cockburn councillors vote to seek financial assistance from the State Government, if its Federal bid fails.

October 2016: The NSRF bid fails, but City of Gosnells is offered $1.3 million for a synthetic hockey pitch at Sutherlands Park to service the south eastern metropolitan region.

October 2016: The City of Cockburn lodges an application for $2 million in funding under the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

January 2017: The City of Cockburn secures $1.25m from the CSRFF, $750,000 short of its target.

May 2017: The City of Cockburn agrees to fund the extra $750,000 ($4.78m in total) to the project, allowing the tender process to begin.

Funding avenues.

CSRFF grant application – $1.25 million

Fremantle Hockey Club – $500,000

City of Cockburn – $4.78 million (comprising $1.7m from its Developer Contribution Plan and $3.08m from municipal funds)

Total – $6.53 million.