The elite facility will be constructed in Queens Park, in the City of Canning, and include training facilities, pitches to support junior and high-performance development, as well as grassroots, community football programs.
It will also have the capability to host training camps for national and international teams.
The Project Definition Plan is set to be completed soon, before final design planning commences. It's expected the project will be completed by mid-2023, in time for the Women's World Cup, if Australia's bid is successful.
The estimated total cost of the project is $32.5 million, with the Federal Government committed to funding the remaining $16.25 million needed for the project.
The Centre is earmarked for the site on the north of Queens Park Open Space, with access off Welshpool Road, which is currently vacant land.
As part of the development of a State Football Centre, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will collaborate with the City of Canning to progress a masterplan to revitalise the Queens Park Open Space including Maniana Park
and adjacent bushland up to Welshpool Road for community recreation.
The aim is to develop a masterplan that will provide the community with new and improved recreation and sporting opportunities in a bushland setting, consistent with the original reservation intent of the site under the Metropolitan Region Scheme.