Floreat Athena Football Club - Britannia Reserve Upgrades

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Litis Levels-up

What’s the story so far?

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

In addition to this, Federal funding was secured by the City to enable the LED lighting upgrade which will contribute to improving the overall amenity at Britannia Reserve.


Britannia Reserve North West Development Plan

On 16 November 2021, at its Ordinary Meeting, Council endorsed the Britannia North West Development Plan (Development Plan), which had been drafted in close collaboration with FAFC to address the following key upgrade priorities:

1. Following demolition of grandstand and adjacent toilet block build new fit-for-purpose change rooms and public toilets to west of existing Floreat Athena clubrooms.

2. Create a new and open forecourt to Floreat Athena clubrooms - potential to reconfigure vehicle entry to improve accessibility.

3. Improve the general amenity of Floreat Athena clubrooms and stands, and address any unsafe and non-compliant accessibility issues.

4. Upgrade to FAFC clubrooms to achieve compliance.

You can view the endorsed Development Plan in the documents section.


Litis Stadium Change Room Design

The endorsed Development Plan included demolition of the current grandstand structure and construction of a new change room facility on its concrete foundations. The Development Plan also included a Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) compliant club forecourt, modified car park and roundabout for pick up and drop off, adjacent the change room facility.

To secure the $3 million, the Australian Federal Government requires endorsement of a concept design for the change room facility, the associated estimated construction cost, the City to become the grantee and confirmation that FAFC is supportive of this.

Following endorsement of the Development Plan, a consultant was engaged to prepare the Litis Stadium Change Room Concept Design and Perspectives (Concept Design and Perspectives) and the associated estimated construction cost for submission to the Federal Government.

The City and FAFC worked collaboratively to develop the Concept Design, to achieve an advantageous outcome for FAFC and the community through a design which meets the needs of current and future users of the facility and can be supported by the Australian Federal Government. The Concept Design has been developed to represent a facility that is appealing to a wide audience, is fit-for-purpose and provides strong connections to the landscape and historical values of the site.

On 14 December 2021, at its Ordinary Meeting, Council endorsed the Litis Stadium Change Room Concept Design and Perspectives with have an indicative cost of $2.46 million.

You can view the Concept Design and Perspectives in the documents section.


What is happening next?

The City is currently preparing a submission to the Australian Federal Government. Once received, a value assessment of the project proposal will be undertaken. It is anticipated that proposing a publicly accessible asset, such as the change room facility, may increase the weighting of the proposal in line with the funding assessment criteria.

There are three assessment criteria areas which the proposal will be evaluated against including:

  • project benefit
  • project viability sustainability; and
  • grantee viability.

All participants in the community engagement process, as well as the broader Vincent community, will be notified of the outcome of the submission to secure the $3 million funding.


Project Contact

Ryan Gray Place Planner – Mount Hawthorn (Recreation)

T (08) 9273 6566

E Ryan.Gray@vincent.wa.gov.au



Litis Levels-up

What’s the story so far?

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

In addition to this, Federal funding was secured by the City to enable the LED lighting upgrade which will contribute to improving the overall amenity at Britannia Reserve.


Britannia Reserve North West Development Plan

On 16 November 2021, at its Ordinary Meeting, Council endorsed the Britannia North West Development Plan (Development Plan), which had been drafted in close collaboration with FAFC to address the following key upgrade priorities:

1. Following demolition of grandstand and adjacent toilet block build new fit-for-purpose change rooms and public toilets to west of existing Floreat Athena clubrooms.

2. Create a new and open forecourt to Floreat Athena clubrooms - potential to reconfigure vehicle entry to improve accessibility.

3. Improve the general amenity of Floreat Athena clubrooms and stands, and address any unsafe and non-compliant accessibility issues.

4. Upgrade to FAFC clubrooms to achieve compliance.

You can view the endorsed Development Plan in the documents section.


Litis Stadium Change Room Design

The endorsed Development Plan included demolition of the current grandstand structure and construction of a new change room facility on its concrete foundations. The Development Plan also included a Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) compliant club forecourt, modified car park and roundabout for pick up and drop off, adjacent the change room facility.

To secure the $3 million, the Australian Federal Government requires endorsement of a concept design for the change room facility, the associated estimated construction cost, the City to become the grantee and confirmation that FAFC is supportive of this.

Following endorsement of the Development Plan, a consultant was engaged to prepare the Litis Stadium Change Room Concept Design and Perspectives (Concept Design and Perspectives) and the associated estimated construction cost for submission to the Federal Government.

The City and FAFC worked collaboratively to develop the Concept Design, to achieve an advantageous outcome for FAFC and the community through a design which meets the needs of current and future users of the facility and can be supported by the Australian Federal Government. The Concept Design has been developed to represent a facility that is appealing to a wide audience, is fit-for-purpose and provides strong connections to the landscape and historical values of the site.

On 14 December 2021, at its Ordinary Meeting, Council endorsed the Litis Stadium Change Room Concept Design and Perspectives with have an indicative cost of $2.46 million.

You can view the Concept Design and Perspectives in the documents section.


What is happening next?

The City is currently preparing a submission to the Australian Federal Government. Once received, a value assessment of the project proposal will be undertaken. It is anticipated that proposing a publicly accessible asset, such as the change room facility, may increase the weighting of the proposal in line with the funding assessment criteria.

There are three assessment criteria areas which the proposal will be evaluated against including:

  • project benefit
  • project viability sustainability; and
  • grantee viability.

All participants in the community engagement process, as well as the broader Vincent community, will be notified of the outcome of the submission to secure the $3 million funding.


Project Contact

Ryan Gray Place Planner – Mount Hawthorn (Recreation)

T (08) 9273 6566

E Ryan.Gray@vincent.wa.gov.au



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