Vic Park people asked to help shape new Community Benefits Strategy

Published on 29 October 2018

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The West Coast Eagles, Wirrpanda Foundation and Perth Football Club have been working together with the Town of Victoria Park to develop a series of draft project proposals to include in a five-year Community Benefits Strategy.

The project partners are now consulting with the community on what kind of community benefits they would like to see most as a result of the partnership, to ensure the strategy is reflective of the community’s views.

Example programs cross several areas including Social, Economic, Environmental and Leadership outcomes, to align with the Town’s Vision and Strategic Community Plan. 

Deputy Mayor, Vicki Potter said, “Next year, the West Coast Eagles will move into their new home at Lathlain Park and for our community this means much more than just having them here with a home base. Under the lease agreement with the Town, the West Coast Eagles and Wirrapanda Foundation will be employing two full-time staff to ensure the community truly benefits from our relationship in the long run. 

“This unique partnership has been developing for some time, with a lot of work being done on identifying our strengths and ways to collaborate. We’re excited to now share with the community some draft proposals and ask for feedback.”

The community can share their views at until 12 November and learn more at the weekly farmers' markets held at Kent Street, East Victoria Park on Sundays from 8am-12noon and other advertised pop-up events.