Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Subiaco grandstand demolition to make way for Subi East renewal

    22/08/2018 2:45 PM
     
    • Development application for grandstand demolition lodged with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)
    • Plans include provisions for protection of heritage elements
    • Contractor for demolition expected to be appointed in early 2019 

    An application for the demolition of the Subiaco Oval grandstands has now been submitted to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, marking a major step towards redevelopment of the Subi East precinct.

     

    The demolition plans include provisions for the preservation of the State heritage listed entry gates and relocation or reinterpretation opportunities for the Sandover Medal walk.

     

    The site's rich sporting history will be further celebrated by the retention of a playing surface for shared school and community uses.

     

    Removal of the majority of the ageing stadium infrastructure is necessary for future redevelopment. However, retention of parts of the stadium will be investigated as a part of the detailed demolition programming in consultation with the chosen contractor.

     

    An ongoing $33 million program of works will ensure demolition occurs prior to the opening of Inner City College to Year 7 students in 2020.

     

    The works programming, including demolition methodology and construction and safety management plans, will be decided once a contractor is appointed in early 2019.

     

    Revitalisation of the precinct, including construction of the new Inner City College and redevelopment of the Subi East area, will create a vibrant education and transit connected community with access to outstanding recreational amenity.

     

    The application is open for public comment until September 19, 2018 with the proposed plans available for viewing on the MRA website from August 29, 2018.   

     

    Comments attributed to Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "The Subi East project will leverage existing public transport infrastructure to deliver a vibrant and connected community, attracting private investment to create new living and education opportunities in the area.

     

    "The demolition and subsequent renewal work will create hundreds of jobs for Western Australians. As construction and development progresses over coming years, the local Subiaco economy will benefit greatly from the new residential and school community.

     

    "Western Australians have enjoyed sporting and music events for decades at the now-decommissioned Subiaco Oval. The demolition and inspired reinterpretation of the area will ensure the space remains relevant and accessible to the younger families expected to make Subi East home."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500