Eagles nest closer

Perth Demons Football Club
Perth Demons Football Club

The town and the AFL club announced last September a joint plan to relocate the Eagles nest from Subiaco Oval to Lathlain Park in a $50 million redevelopment of the Perth Demons Football Club headquarters in time for the 2017 AFL season.

In the latest milestone for the landmark redevelopment, Victoria Park councillors agreed at a special council meeting last Tuesday to advertise the proposal, potentially the last step before the lease conditions become legal.

Under the Local Government Act, information about the redevelopment and the call for public submissions will be advertised for a minimum of 14 days. Councillors will then consider a report of any public submissions received before determining if the town will go ahead with the lease, with or without modifications.

Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the social and economic value the West Coast Eagles’ investment would deliver to the community would be broad and long- lasting. ‘We’ve worked closely with West Coast to get to this significant milestone, bringing us another step closer to delivering a first-class community sports, recreation and leisure precinct that will provide a diversity of benefits,’ Mr Vaughan said.

Apart from the new Eagles home, the precinct will ultimately have seven zones, including an upgrade to the Demons football club facilities, development of community recreation facilities, improved parks and a new building for the infant health centre, playgroup and toy library.