Recreation and Aquatic Facility progress

News Update 25 August 2021

The City is committed to delivering a world class health, wellness, fitness, recreation and education hub in the heart of the City of South Perth. More than half the funding for the Recreation and Aquatic Facility (RAF) project is already secured and discussions are underway with a number of potential private sector project partners.

The City will now commence the process of finding a potential operator for the facility, engage a project manager and explore options for naming rights. These important steps will ensure the project continues to move forward.

There is considerable financial benefit in securing a long-term appropriate partner for exclusive naming rights for the RAF. Given the nature, scale and mix of potential facilities and services, naming rights will be an attractive proposition to corporate or not for profit entities. 

It is anticipated that concept and schematic design will commence in early 2022. At its 24 August 2021 meeting, Council deferred commencement of concept and schematic design until the City had submitted a formal funding proposal to the State Government and reported back to Council.

The prerequisite for the proposed RAF has always been, and will continue to be that it is economically viable and financially self-sustainable now and into the future.

For more information about the Recreation and Aquatic Facility, visit the RAF project page.

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