Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    The Oval Precinct works at Subi East to commence in January

    15/12/2021 11:00 AM
    • Civil and landscaping works to commence in early 2022 around Subiaco Oval
    • Works mark first stage of development of The Oval Precinct at Subi East
    • Contract for works awarded to Western Australian firm RJ Vincent and Co
    • Work is well underway demolishing the former Princess Margaret Hospital site

    Work will begin on delivering the new public realm, community amenity and facilities around Subiaco Oval in January, the first stage of development at The Oval Precinct at Subi East.


    Western Australian contractor RJ Vincent and Co has been awarded the contract to undertake civil and initial landscaping works.


    Stage 1 public realm and landscaping works for The Oval Precinct were approved in May following a public comment period.


    Plans for the area include:

    • a heritage plaza and landscaping around the Subiaco Oval;
    • landscaping around The Oval Precinct including a reinterpretation of the Sandover Medal Walk;
    • adventure playgrounds and parkour equipment;
    • a youth plaza;
    • shaded seating areas; and
    • the Noongar six seasons bidi.

    Work also includes extending Subiaco Road to Haydn Bunton Drive and upgrades to Court Place improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and parents dropping off students at the new Bob Hawke College.


    Subiaco Oval will remain open for public use throughout works, which are anticipated to be completed in late 2022.


    The first land releases at The Oval Precinct are expected to take place in the first half of 2022.


    Subi East will see the transformation of 35 hectares of underutilised inner-city land to create a vibrant and connected city village, with the creation of more than 2,700 new dwellings together with commercial, retail and community space.


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Subiaco is a special place for many people, being the home of the iconic Subiaco Oval and former Princess Margaret Hospital.


    "We want to strike the right balance between respecting and acknowledging the heritage of Subiaco and encouraging new life and interest in the suburb.


    "It's important to deliver public amenity early with these types of redevelopments to demonstrate how the community, existing and new, will benefit.


    "The new Oval Precinct will deliver a diverse range of exciting new facilities for visitors and the local community to enjoy, as well as providing a diverse range of housing outcomes in one of Perth's oldest suburbs, with first land releases expected to take place in the first half of 2022.


    "Throughout works, Subiaco Oval will remain open and accessible so the community can continue to enjoy this much loved asset."


    Comments attributed to Nedlands MLA Katrina Stratton:


    "The Subi East project will help revitalise our much loved suburb, providing new housing opportunities, recreation facilities and upgraded transport options.


    "This will provide a much needed boost to the local Subiaco economy during construction and when completed.


    "I can't wait to see work get started on the new Oval Precinct early in the New Year."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500