Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…read more
New Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre impresses clubs
Representatives of the clubs soon to be moving in to the new sport and community centre at Fremantle Park are thrilled with its progress.
The Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre is being built by McCorkell Constructions and will be home for the Fremantle Workers Social and Leisure Club, Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club and Fremantle Bowling Club.
Features of the new facility include the installation of two new hardcourt tennis courts, a new synthetic bowling green and wide alfresco areas with the first floor balcony offering sweeping views over Fremantle Park towards St Patrick’s Basilica and Fremantle Port.
Construction on the new facility has been progressing rapidly, with completion expected before the end of the year.
Tennis Club President and Fremantle Park Sport and Community Centre Chair Lawrence Apps said he couldn’t wait to be sitting on the balcony sipping a drink and taking in the view.
Apps commented: “It’s going to be absolutely magnificent. It’s going to be a great boon to not only the clubs but also to the community. We expect it will get massive community use.
“The views are fantastic and the patrons, members of our clubs and visitors, are just going to love being up here looking out over the magnificent Fremantle Park.”
As the project required the demolition of the old bowling club and tennis club buildings, Bowling Club President Keith Bowden said he had mixed emotions when the old bowling club was demolished last month: “It’s a little bit sad but we need to move on. It was a 61-year-old building and it was showing its age in terms of its facilities, so it’s great having something new and all the members are happy about it.
“With the views out onto the playing areas and a great new building it’s going to be great for the Fremantle Bowling Club.”
Workers Club President and Fremantle Park Deputy Chair Don Whittington said it was a big decision for the club to move out of its old home, but it was clear they’d made the right choice.
“I’m just so excited about getting in here, particularly for our members who’ve had to put up with a lot over the past five years,” Mr Whittington said.
“All three clubs that are sharing this facility are over one hundred years old, and I’m quite certain that our clubs will last for at least another one hundred years.”
The approved budget for the project is $4.1 million, with $1.85 million coming from the City of Fremantle, $1.85 million from the Fremantle Workers Social and Leisure Club and $400,000 from the state government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund.
On top of this, Fremantle Workers Social and Leisure Club have contributed another $120,000 and the tennis and bowling clubs have added $30,000 each to include additional features that were outside the original scope of works.
The City of Fremantle will build a new public car park on the Parry Street side of the facility once the building works are complete.
19th August 2019 - New football facilities opened in Geelong
1st August 2019 - Logan school facilities unlocked for community club sport
26th June 2019 - Revitalised Fremantle netball hub gets official opening
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!