Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    WA company awarded Subiaco grandstand demolition contract

    14/05/2019 9:00 AM
     
    • Western Australian company R.J. Vincent and Co. to carry out demolition works
    • Historic and heritage components of Subiaco Oval to be preserved or reinterpreted
    • Playing surface to be retained for community use as part of Subi East redevelopment
    • Community open day proposed to take place prior to grandstand demolition 

    The State Government has appointed a Western Australian contractor R.J. Vincent and Co. (RJV) to carry out demolition of Subiaco Oval infrastructure, following a six-month public procurement process.

     

    The works will remove the majority of the stadium infrastructure to make way for the future redevelopment of Subi East, one of the State's most significant urban renewal projects. 

     

    The State heritage-listed entry gates will remain and be incorporated into the future development, while the Sandover Medal walk will be carefully removed for future relocation or reinterpretation.

     

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

     

    RJV will now commence off-site works, including the development of management plans in accordance with the approved development application conditions. 

     

    On-site works will start once the West Australian Football Commission and their sub-tenants, the West Coast Eagles, have vacated the site.

     

    A community reference group is being formed as part of the demolition process to proactively identify and manage any opportunities and issues, and provide direct feedback to the State Government.

     

    A community open day is proposed to take place prior to demolition to provide all Western Australians a chance to farewell the grandstands.

     

    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "More than 100 years after the first game of football was played at Subi Oval, Subi East will see one of Perth's favourite sporting grounds opened up for all to enjoy, including school students, local sports clubs and the community.

     

    "The State Government is pleased to award this contract to a leading WA-owned company with over 60 years of experience. As a result, this activity will create a significant number of on-site jobs and a major flow-on of work through local contracts.  

     

    "Subi East will rejuvenate 35.6 hectares of land into a thriving and connected inner-city hub, which leverages existing public transport infrastructure and delivers new homes based around a community open space. 

     

    "As demolition and subsequent development progresses over coming years, we will see the local economy bolstered by new residents and a school community."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500