What's the background to the project?
What's planned for the rest of Fremantle Park?
What's the estimated cost of the project? How will it be funded?
Who will be able to use the facility?
The facility has been designed to maximise community use and allow several groups to use the facility at any time.
The public spaces such as the cafe and alfresco area will be open to public during the opening hours and the indoor function rooms will be available for hire to community groups and for private functions.
The sport areas will be available to those with a club membership and also through casual hire.
Will the facility be accessible?
What about car parking?
Who will manage the facility once it is up and running?
The facility will be privately managed by an individual or organisation that will be appointed by the board of the Fremantle Sport and Community Centre.
The Fremantle Sport and Community Centre Board of Management will include two nominees from each of the founding clubs and three independent individuals, selected through an open process and on the basis of professional skills (business acumen, financial management, risk management etc).
Do the existing bowling club and tennis club buildings on Fremantle Park have any heritage significance?
The buildings are not listed, however the reserve is. Fremantle Park was included on state heritage list in 2008 as a place of cultural heritage significance.
The Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club, established in 1922, is located next to Parry Street and comprises a club building, ten grass courts and three turf tennis courts. The existing club house was built in 1956.
The Fremantle Bowling Club, established in 1896, has a series of greens separated by concrete slab paths and a parking area to the north of the club house with access from Parry Street. The existing club house was built in 1958.
The redevelopment will include the
demolition of the existing tennis club and bowling club buildings but the greens retained. Two new synthetic tennis courts and a new synthetic bowling green will also be installed.