Facility improvements begin at Leederville’s Litis Stadium

Floreat Athena Football Club’s chairman Paul Kotsoglo, Mayor Emma Cole and Football West’s head of member services Alex Novatsis.
Floreat Athena Football Club’s chairman Paul Kotsoglo, Mayor Emma Cole and Football West’s head of member services Alex Novatsis.

LEEDERVILLE’S Litis Stadium in Britannia Reserve has undergone facility improvements to better community access to the stadium.

City of Vincent, Floreat Athena Football Club and Football West have agreed to form a working group to improve community accessibility to the site.

The City has begun improving access by removing the barbed wire fencing where Litis Stadium’s lease area meets Britannia Reserve.

“This has created a great new link from the car park to the new and highly popular mountain bike trail and pump track,” Mayor Emma Cole said.

“We will work with Floreat Athena Football Club in their efforts to secure a $3m Federal Government contribution through the Australian Government Community Development Grants Program – we’re keen to see facility improvements that would better integrate Litis Stadium with Britannia Reserve, and include change rooms for both men and women.”

Ms Cole said the City’s Public Open Space Strategy called for revision of lease arrangements with Floreat Athena Football Club and Football West in order to improve community accessibility to parks and reserves.

“Adjusting the tenure arrangements at Litis Stadium will open up the space to other users and allow more of our community to benefit from this historic sporting venue,” she said.