The State Government will invest $16.25 million to build a State Football Centre to serve the growing football community of Western Australia. The elite facility will be constructed in Queens Park, in the City of Canning, and include training facilities, pitches to support junior and high-performance development, as well as grassroots, community football programs.
The State Football Centre will provide a location for high-performance training and house Football West's administration facilities and has future provision to allow for a WA-based A-League team to join the Centre. The centre will be capable of accommodating up to 700 spectators through permanent seating on a regular basis with the ability to expand its capacity up to 4,000 spectators through temporary seating for occasional special events.
The estimated total cost of the project is $32.5 million, with the Federal Government committed to funding the remaining $16.25 million needed for the project. The Centre is earmarked for the site on the north of Queens Park Open Space, with access off Welshpool Road, which is currently vacant land. Read more