Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Community input sought for new Subi East planning framework

    3/11/2017 5:05 PM
     
    • ​New planning framework for future redevelopment of East Subiaco
    • Redevelopment area includes Subiaco Oval, Princess Margaret Hospital and new Inner City College
    • Draft development policies for Subiaco Redevelopment Area out for public comment

    The McGowan Government's commitment to creating well connected communities in Perth's inner suburbs progressed today with the release of a draft redevelopment scheme and associated policies for Subiaco.

     

    The new planning framework will apply to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority's (MRA) recently expanded Subiaco Redevelopment Area and considers important strategic sites, including Subiaco Oval and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site.

     

    Draft Scheme 2 will consider future land uses for redevelopment of parts of Subiaco and will transfer planning authority from the City of Subiaco and the Western Australian Planning Commission to the MRA.

     

    The draft development policies propose to update the existing planning framework include requirements for sustainability, public art, heritage interpretation and affordable housing.  The documents are open for public comment until January 8, 2018.  For more information, visit https://www.mra.wa.gov.au/public-comments

     

    In addition to establishing a new planning framework, design work is progressing for the new Inner City College and early site works will commence in the first half of 2018 to prepare the Kitchener Park site for construction.

     

    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "The new Inner City College and surrounding redevelopment will provide much-needed education and employment opportunities for the local community now and into the future. 

     

    "We are getting on with delivering the school in time for 2020 enrolment and there will be more opportunities for the local community to have their say on the future uses of Subiaco Oval precinct and PMH sites as planning progresses.

     

    "The development area is close to key public transport infrastructure, which is what this Government sees as essential to create more liveable, better connected communities.

     

    "We want to engage the community from these first stages of the project with an opportunity to have their say on the draft planning scheme for Subiaco."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500