Aerial photo of Subiaco Oval and the east end of Subiaco
22 August 2018

Grandstand demolition to make way for Subi East renewal

  • Subi East

We have received an application for the demolition of the Subiaco Oval grandstands, 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.

Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti said the Subi East project would leverage existing public transport infrastructure to deliver a vibrant and connected community.

“West Australians have enjoyed sporting and music events for decades at the now-decommissioned Subiaco Oval,” she said.

“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.”

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, including the demolition, will ensure demolition occurs prior to the opening of the 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.

The application will be open for public comment with the proposed plans available for viewing on our website from 29 August until 19 September.

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