Liberal candidate Matt Taylor wants $15 million to redevelop East Fremantle Oval

Liberal candidate Matt Taylor wants $15 million to redevelop East Fremantle Oval

LIBERAL candidate for Bicton Matt Taylor is lobbying for more than $15 million from his party for a full revitalisation of East Fremantle Oval.

Mr Taylor grew up just a few hundred metres away from the oval and committed to lobbying for the funding after meeting with East Fremantle Football Club president Mark Stewart and chief executive Todd Shimmon.

“Rather than more repairs to decaying buildings the best long term solution for the club and for the local community would be to completely revitalise the site and create a sporting, community and recreation precinct that will service the community for the next 50 years,” Mr Taylor said.

An initial sum of $150,000 will allow the Town of East Fremantle to begin master planning for the site this year with an estimated $15 million in State Government money required to fund construction from 2018.

Mr Taylor said he hoped to both replace the ageing football stadium and provide new and improved multi-purpose facilities for use by other sporting and community groups.