- WA community invited to farewell the grandstands at Subiaco Oval on June 30
- A free family friendly fun day, held on the playing surface, will give the community a chance to celebrate and remember Subi
- Grandstand demolition work to start next month, paving the way for Perth's biggest urban regeneration project west of the city
The McGowan Government is calling on the Western Australian community to come to the historic Subiaco Oval for one last time, before work starts on the transformation of the surrounding grandstands into Subi East.
A special event will mark the important role Subi has played as a sporting and entertainment venue, which will be retained and recognised as part of the Subi East redevelopment.
The community open day will offer people a chance to mingle on the turf and enjoy entertainment and activities including kick-to-kick, face painting, live radio broadcasts, historical tributes and the opportunity to meet some legends of the game.
The Final Siren Fun Day is taking place on Sunday June 30, 2019, from 11am to 2pm. Entry will be free, with access to the oval, parts of the stands, food trucks and a range of entertainment and activities.
LandCorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority have worked with a number of stakeholders including the City of Subiaco, Perth Modern School, the WA Football Commission and Subiaco Football Club to ensure Subi's stadium is given a fitting send off.
Information about the 35.6-hectare Subi East redevelopment, which retains the oval playing surface as a community facility, will also be available on the day.
Encompassing the land around the oval and the former Princess Margaret Hospital site, Subi East will transform into a vibrant, connected inner-city residential precinct where the community can live, work and play.
Many elements of the stadium will be protected and retained during the redevelopment process to ensure the site history is recognised and celebrated into the future.
Subiaco will maintain its strong links to AFL football, with the WA Football Commission to build its new headquarters at Subi East.
The stories and heritage of the Whadjuk people will also be recognised and shared, reflecting their ancient connection to the area.
Community feedback and ideas were sought for development of the Vision Concept for Subi East. A master planning phase will be launched later in 2019 to help determine the final planning parameters.
For more information about the development, visit http://www.landcorp.com.au/subieast
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Subiaco Oval has been an iconic Western Australian venue for decades.
"Many Western Australians have cheered on their favourite football teams at Subi or seen an iconic performer.
"The Final Siren is an opportunity for anyone who has created memories at Subi to come and walk on the turf, kick a footy and create your own mark in history. I'd encourage all community members to bring their families down and enjoy the day."
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:
"For decades Subiaco Oval played a pivotal role in our State's sporting and cultural history.
"However, it's time to say goodbye and look forward to a new and exciting chapter for the area and the community.
"We look forward to everyone enjoying a fitting farewell for this Perth icon."
Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
"From tears to cheers, like most Western Australians, I have some amazing memories from Subiaco Oval.
"I'm very proud that the oval itself will be the key green space that the future Subi East redevelopment and Bob Hawke College are based around, ensuring many more memories will be made in the future.
"The historic significance of Subiaco Oval will be celebrated and preserved by Subi East, with the heritage-listed gates and the Sandover Medal Walk to be restored and protected."
Premiers office - 6552 5000
Lands Minister's office - 6552 5900
Planning Minister's office - 6552 5500