Litis upgrades benefit club and community

Published on Thursday, 29 July 2021 at 4:19:51 PM

As part of the ongoing upgrade and investment in Britannia Reserve, an in-principle allocation of $3million Federal Government funding has been pledged to Floreat Athena Football Club (FAFC) to carry out much needed upgrades at Litis Stadium.

The pledged funds will enable the City of Vincent to upgrade the Club’s existing changerooms and clubroom, create a new forecourt to the stadium and install universal accessible toilets.

The works are in addition to a $741,000 joint-funded City of Vincent and Federal Government upgrade to lighting at Britannia Reserve as proposed under the draft Britannia Reserve Development Plan.

Mayor Emma Cole said the Federal Government support and City of Vincent’s investment were a major win for local sporting teams and park users.

“We have always supported the need to upgrade the facilities at Litis Stadium and have worked with Floreat Athena to ensure these improvements benefit the whole community,’’ she said

“This funding illustrates a huge investment for community sport in Vincent as it allows our local teams, from young children through to seasoned adults, to play and train in the best conditions. We also extend the use of our biggest reserve into the evenings for our community to enjoy.

“We have a large number of ageing facilities in Vincent, so this pledge of support from the Federal Government is very much welcomed. It ensures a very bright future ahead for soccer, whilst we all make the most of this great green space in Leederville.

“It has been fantastic to see Floreat Athena grow their local Vincent membership as well as girls and women’s teams in recent years. Congratulations to President Con Poulios, the Board and local volunteers on making this happen.

“I’m looking forward to seeing club members, players, supporters and the wider community access and enjoy better facilities.”

Originally built in 1986 FAFC President Con Poulios said the clubroom would receive a new ceiling, upgraded kitchen, new lighting and fresh splash of paint.

“Improving facilities at Litis Stadium will be of great benefit to everyone who uses Britannia Reserve,’’ he said

“We are working with the City of Vincent regarding the design of the upgraded changerooms and clubroom and are excited to see the project come to fruition.”

The proposed Britannia Reserve Development Plan, which has been drafted in close collaboration with FAFC, is now open for community consultation.

Residents can comment on potential future considerations including where they’d like to see more trees, their thoughts on required amenities and how they feel about the connectivity between the fields.

The consultation forms part of the process the City and FAFC are undertaking to secure the $3 million in grant funding announced in 2018.

The survey will close on Sunday 29 August 2021.

For more information on the upgrade please visit 

imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au.

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