Fremantle Football Club ­

Elite Training & Administration Facility

Project Overview

Gemba was engaged by the Fremantle Football Club to undertake a feasibility study and business case for the Club’s Elite Training & Administration Facility that forms part of the City of Cockburn’s $109 million Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre. After the business case was approved by the Western Australian Government and the project funded, Gemba was retained by the Club to provide advisory services during the development of the facility.


As part of the feasibility study and business case, Gemba tested the need for the facility, outlined alignment to government policy, and developed a detailed facility brief, concept plans and cost estimates. In addition, a detailed financial, economic and social assessment of the facility was completed. Gemba also provided the Club with funding options and a detailed implementation plan. As part of its project advisory role, Gemba reviewed development expressions of interest and tender documents, assessed contracts, analysed cash flow and operational cost estimates, and assisted in the finalisation of concept plans.


The feasibility study and business case work completed was critical in securing project funding contributions, including $73 million from the City of Cockburn, $13 million from the Western Australian Government, $10 million from the Federal Government, $13 million from the Fremantle Football Club and $1 million from Curtin University. Construction of the facility commenced in 2015, with it due to be operational prior to the start of the 2017 AFL season.