Lathlain Precinct - West Coast Eagles Zone

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What is the West Coast Eagles Zone?

This Zone includes the West Coast Eagles' new administration, training and community facilities. These include the Community Education Centre, the Community Events and Function Centre and the Interactive Sports and Cultural Centre.

The new Community Education Centre will provide vital facilities for the delivery of a broad range of community programs in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park, other community agencies and groups.

The Zone will also provide a new home for the Wirrpanda Foundation, a leading national organisation that focuses on improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education, employment and health programs.

Thanks for your involvement

The Lathlain Park Management Plan, which sets the overall principles for the use and future development of Lathlain Park, has now been finalised with valued input from stakeholders and the community.

Council is set to consider the draft Management Plan for endorsement to advertise in October. If Council elects to proceed to advertising you will have a further opportunity to comment on the Plan for a period of 28 days.

Keep an eye out on the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager for further information about progress on the Management Plan or this zone.

Want more information?

To find out more information about this zone visit the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager.


What is the West Coast Eagles Zone?

This Zone includes the West Coast Eagles' new administration, training and community facilities. These include the Community Education Centre, the Community Events and Function Centre and the Interactive Sports and Cultural Centre.

The new Community Education Centre will provide vital facilities for the delivery of a broad range of community programs in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park, other community agencies and groups.

The Zone will also provide a new home for the Wirrpanda Foundation, a leading national organisation that focuses on improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education, employment and health programs.

Thanks for your involvement

The Lathlain Park Management Plan, which sets the overall principles for the use and future development of Lathlain Park, has now been finalised with valued input from stakeholders and the community.

Council is set to consider the draft Management Plan for endorsement to advertise in October. If Council elects to proceed to advertising you will have a further opportunity to comment on the Plan for a period of 28 days.

Keep an eye out on the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager for further information about progress on the Management Plan or this zone.

Want more information?

To find out more information about this zone visit the Lathlain Precinct website or contact our Project Manager.


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  • Why is the water to fill the BLC water truck being taken from the Water Hydrant in McCartney Cres rather than the bore located in the south west corner of the old car park?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    As a result of construction works the aforementioned bore is unavailable. Permission was obtained by BCL from the Town and Department of Water to access the hydrant on McCartney Crescent.

  • As the old scoreboard was demolished and broken up on 20 Sept 16, was it considered no longer to be of any significant importance to the Town of Victoria Park, Perth Football Club, WCE or the WAPC. It was recommended to be retained and included as part of the redevelopment in the WCE Development Application to the Town of Victoria Park/WAPC.

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The scoreboard, being the black facade panels and numbers used for scoring, has been salvaged intact and is currently being stored by the Town of Victoria Park. This was undertaken by contractor BCL in consultation with Town of Victoria Park representatives.


  • What quantity of timber from the seating was salvaged and retained for reuse in the Redevelopment of Oval 1?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    All timber which was undercover within the stand has been salvaged (the top seven rows of seats).

  • Can you please confirm the number of years the West Coast Eagles will fund the employees at the Town of Victoria Park ? Can you state the annual income derived from the cost of the employees? Will the West Coast Eagles funding of the employees be indexed annually and at what rate?

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    The lease to the West Coast Eagles (WCE) requires that the Tenant provide the equivalent of two full-time employees for the Community Benefits Program for the term of the lease. Details of the Community Benefits Program are yet to be finalised.

  • Can you please confirm as per the lease agreement and the major land transaction the number of car bays the West Coast Eagles will build on Zone 3. There is provision in both these documents for up to 250 bays. Will the Town seek to ensure the West Coast Eagles build 250 bays as there is also provision in to make these bays available to Perth Football Club on game days? By doing so this relieves the pressure for car parking on Zone 2. The local community do not require car parking on Zone 2.

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    The West Coast Eagles (WCE) are permitted to construct up to 250 car bays within their building envelope. Reciprocal rights will extend to the Perth Football Club (PFC) for their use on match days. The actual number of bays to be constructed within Zone 3 by the WCE will be finalised as part of a development application for the facility on that zone.

  • Could you advise whether the tree reconciliation against the Paperbark Technologies report to identify which zones the trees are located, has been completed. If so, could the findings be advised or uploaded on the Your Thoughts website and IntraMaps. If it hasn't been completed, what is the expected completion date?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Hi Methanol

    An audit of trees within Lathlain Park has been undertaken by Paperbark Technologies on behalf of the Town and is expected to be finalised by the end of next week.

    We will publish findings of the audit once finalised.

  • With regard to the McCartney Cres side of Oval 1 - I assume the Zone 3 boundary fence will be on the inside of the ficus trees to enable community access as this is part of Zone 2. Is that correct?

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    Hi Soozeee

    Fencing for Oval 1 has not yet been finalised. Detailed designs currently underway are required to take into account numerous factors. These include protecting tree health, providing community access to trees and providing adequate spectator facilities for the Perth Football Club match days. 

    At this point it is anticipated fencing will sit on the crest of the hill, oval side of the ficus trees, but this will need to be confirmed following detailed design.

  • Perth Football Club previously had public parking on site for approx 400 cars. Now this is part of Zone 3, how will the car bays be incorporated into Zone 3 - understand the Eagles will have around 150 car bays. So how will approx 250 car bays be made available?

    soozeee asked almost 4 years ago

    Hi Soozeee

    Parking will be provided in Zones 1, 2, 3 and 7 to accommodate peak game day requirements for the Perth Football Club (PFC) in the long term.

    During the construction phase of each zone, some additional temporary parking may be provided at Tom Wright Reserve to accommodate PFC game day requirements.


  • Could the ToVP and WAPC approved Construction Management Plan, the Dust Management Plan and the Landscape Management Plan including a Tree Replacement Strategy be uploaded onto the My Thoughts and Lathlain Redevelopment websites for the community information? From the response below currently only the Construction Management Plan and the Dust Management Plan are submitted and approved. When the Tree Replacement Strategy is completed could this also be uploaded.

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The Tree Replacement Strategy can be made available via Your Thoughts and other means when it is completed.

    The Construction Management Plan and Dust Management Plan were prepared by consultants commissioned by the West Coast Eagles, and therefore the Town is not able to display or publish these documents without the consent of the West Coast Eagles.


  • The Paperbark Technologies Pty Ltd Tree Summary Report has reference numbers for all 271 trees located on the Lathlain Oval site. Could the Town of Victoria Park's arborist identify which of the three zones each tree is located using the Paperbark Technologies Pty Ltd spreadsheet and reference numbers? Could the arborist identify and advise the reference numbers for the "TREE WITH POTENTIAL FOR RETENTION" as nominated on page 16 of the WCE Forwards Work Application? Could the arborist complete a spreadsheet report on which of the 96 trees in Zone 1 were removed or are pending removal, awaiting a decision from the ToVP CEO, and those trees which will be retained and also if any trees in Zones 1 or 2 were removed? If the reply regarding the trees in Zone 1 and 2 reference numbers could be received prior to 26 Aug 16, it would be beneficial so it can be discussed at Workshop No 2 (28 Aug 16).

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The Town will be undertaking a survey of the site to ascertain compliance with the plans approved by the WAPC as part of the Forward Works Development Application, in particular focusing on tree removals.

    A further reconciliation against the Paperbark Technologies report to identify which zones the trees are located in will not be completed prior to 26 August 2016 but can be progressed.

  • The Paperbark Technologies Pty Ltd's Tree Survey Report singled out the Tuart Tree (Ref 2637) on page 23 of their report for special consideration and reinvestigation is some conditions were within 15m of its trunk. It appears that the 15m tree protection zone, prior to additional investigation, will not be encroached into by the proposed WCE building or the oval and the WCE contour map appeared to indicate that the current soil levels will not be revised, although the trees don't have any reference numbers shown on page 11 of their DA. What will happen to Tree Ref: 2637?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    This tree has been removed in accordance with the plans approved by the WAPC as part of the Forward Works Development Application.

  • Why does the Ideas Board only allow you to vote favourably but does allow the community to make any comments on the individual idea or vote against the idea?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Hi methanol

    The ideas board is designed as a safe space for people to be able to offer their ideas. As this isn't a forum for discussion, there is no option to comment on people's ideas or dismiss them by way of voting against an idea. We appreciate receiving all ideas from the community, with every voice and idea being equal.

    We hope that answers your question. 

    Kind regards

    Lathlain Precinct Project Team

  • What number of trees will be stored for future reuse of their timber within zone 1, 2 & 3 and other locations? Where will these trees be stored until they are ready to be processed into timbers or pieces for future use within the community? What species of trees were selected and identified by the Town of Vic Park's representative or arborist to indicate the tree was required for future timber salvaging?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Seventeen trees have been identified with the potential for salvage as timber. The trees will be stored at the Town Depot until they are ready for reuse. A number of different species have been identified by the arborist as suitable for salvage as timber.

  • Is the Town of Victoria Park or the West Coast Eagles required to provide the bores and water for the two ovals during the Development Plan's Forward Works period and until the Irrigation Plan is approved? How will the costs of the bore operation and the water charges be paid between the two parties? Is there any restriction on the volume of water that can be used by the WCE during the initial establishment (two summer seasons) of their two ovals, if so could the ToVP advise the volume of water and how will this be monitored?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Costs for water use and the operation of bores for the two ovals will be borne by the tenant, the West Coast Eagles. Ongoing water use will be regulated by the Water Corporation in line with any approvals granted.

  • Why was it necessary to install additional fencing around the existing perimeter fence of the zone? Why is the additional fencing erected 1.5 to 2m outside the boundary fence? Isn't all site excavations well away from the boundary fence except for the two retaining walls on McCartney Cres and Roberts Road? Could the additional fencing be relocated inside the boundary fence at the southern corner (Bishopgate & Roberts Road) corner? This would allow the footpath to be totally available. This corner does not require the additional fence to be outside the boundary fence with the base blocks across the footpath as this area is part of the WCE building area which is not part of the Development Application requirements. The fencing contractor should have placed the base blocks parallel to the boundary fence rather than perpendicular, so the maximum width of the existing footpath is available, as there is no other paths in this location.

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    Fencing has been installed on site by the contractor in accordance with the approved Construction Management Plan and relevant OH&S requirements. This ensures public safety while construction is underway. 

  • Is the Traffic Management Plan submitted by the WCE's Project Managers for the period of the complete redevelopment works of Zone 3 or for the period of the Forwards Works (site works and installation of the two ovals) or only for the period of the removal of the trees, demolition of the buildings and removal of the bitumen from the car park?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The Traffic Management Plan submitted covers the current construction work package. This excludes the future proposed WCE facility.

  • Has the Construction Management Plan, the Dust Management Plan and the Landscape Management Plan including a Tree Replacement Stategy been submitted and approved by Town of Victoria Park and the WA Planning Commission (WAPC), as required by Items 2,3 & 4 of Item 9.4 of the WAPC Statutory Planning Committee Agenda for their 9 Aug 16 Meeting?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    A Construction Management Plan and Dust Management Plan have been submitted and approved by the Town of Victoria Park and Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in accordance with Condition 2 and 3 of the approved Development Application.

  • Could you please confirm that the "Commencement Date" of the Lease Agreement is 16 August 2016 or advise the specific date?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    The commencement date of the lease is 16 August 2016.

  • What are the WCE arrangements for preparing the old bowling site for the temporary carpark prior to the removal of the Roberts Road car park, as required by the approval of their Forwards Works Development Application by the WAPC?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    There is no condition of the approved Development Application that requires the applicant to prepare the old bowling club site prior to the removal of the Roberts Road car park.

  • Has the tree GPS information and tree photo for each tree from the Tree Survey Report by Paperback Technologies Pty Ltd as noted on page 24 of their report been uploaded onto IntraMaps? If it has, could you please advise the link to the site?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    At this stage GPS information from the Tree Survey Report has not been uploaded to IntraMaps.

  • What is the building height that has been decided, or the WCE Administration and Training facility?

    methanol asked almost 4 years ago

    There is no maximum building height prescribed by the Town Planning Scheme. The building height of any proposal put forward for the West Coast Eagles' facility will be assessed having regard to the Town's Urban Design Study.