The Hamilton Hill community and local sporting groups have welcomed the completion of a $1.3m upgrade to clubrooms at Goodchild Park.
The improvements will give the local sporting community, including Phoenix Lacrosse Club and visiting teams during its winter season and Cockburn Junior and Senior Cricket Clubs, the space and facilities needed to operate and attract new members, and host spectators and visiting clubs.
The project was jointly funded by the City and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries via a grant and a state election commitment from Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk.
The clubroom upgrade and extension includes:
- 2 x new unisex change rooms
- A new umpire’s room
- A new first aid room
- A new external park Universal Accessible Toilet (UAT)
- Improved storage facilities (internal and external)
- Upgraded internal toilets (male, female and UAT)
- Upgraded kitchen/kiosk facilities
- Upgraded clubroom space.
The City also recently completed the $340,000 installation of new sports floodlighting at the reserve, providing 200 lux lighting across four new poles.
The lighting project included passive lighting and CCTV on the main building, to safely activate the venue, enabling people to gather after hours.
In 2020, the City spent $110,000 upgrading sporting fields at Goodchild Park including re-orientating the rectangular sports pitches, relocating and replacing the centre cricket wicket, and construction and installation of a new limestone retaining wall to provide increased active sporting space.