Council voted to expand an original plan for the redevelopment of Lathlain Park, clubrooms and buildings near the oval by approving several complementary projects to upgrade the streetscape and facilities in the wider area.
Cr Vaughan said the ‘underutilised area’ would transform into the largest community and recreation facility in the suburb.
‘This will breathe life into the neighbourhood and boost the economy of nearby businesses, as well as providing new and improved facilities to local community groups and clubs,’ he said.
One of the first projects will be the upgrade of Lathlain Place, where streetscape works will create a link between Lathlain Park and Rayment Park, which will get new landscaping and facilities.
The Lathlain Park Master Plan will provide new facilities for the Perth Football Club, and attract more spectators and visitors to businesses on Lathlain Place. Lathlain Place will also be home to a new community facility and base for Lathlain-Carlisle Playgroup and the Carlisle-Victoria Park Toy Library, as well as child and adolescent community health services provided by the Department of Health.
‘The Town is working together very closely with the WA Football Commission, Department of Sport and Recreation, Federal Government and the Perth Football Club to secure funding so that we can get started on bringing the vision to life,’ Cr Vaughan said.