Muller Park in Subiaco
29 August 2019

McGowan Government brings Subi East revitalisation a step closer

  • Subi East

The 34-hectare redevelopment will be split across two key areas - around the retained Subiaco Oval playing surface and at the former Princess Margaret Hospital site.

In approving the Subi East business case, the McGowan Government has also committed a further $193 million towards the project, on top of the $34 million already committed for Subiaco Oval's demolition.

This funding will go towards preparing the Subi East site for an expected $1 billion worth of private investment over the life of the project, helping to boost the local economy.

In the coming years, the redevelopment project will deliver more than 2,000 new dwellings around the Subiaco Oval and PMH precincts - close to public transport, in line with the McGowan Government's METRONET policy.

Subi East will deliver quality new public assets and community spaces, including unlocking Subi Oval for shared community use and the creation of an exciting new precinct that will leverage existing public transport infrastructure. - Planning Minister Rita Saffioti

It will also create 2,700 jobs during construction and support 650 new jobs in Subiaco once Subi East is fully built out and occupied.

The funding decision will provide for the acquisition of all Government lands to LandCorp, ensuring a mix of diverse and affordable housing across the project area and demolition of the former Princess Margaret Hospital site.

Demolition of the former PMH site is expected to commence by the end of 2021, dependent on project requirements and further site investigations.

Around 18 months of consultation with the community and other stakeholders has been undertaken so far, including more than 1,500 responses to an independent survey in July 2018 and more than 500 responses to the vision concept released in February 2019.

Master planning will now commence and provide further opportunities for community consultation, which will focus on the urban design of the site including cultural and heritage elements, landscape design and public realm.

Most of the Subiaco Oval demolition works will be completed in time for the opening of Bob Hawke College in February 2020.

Subiaco has always been a great place to work, live and visit - the addition of Subi East and Bob Hawke College will build on this success to ensure generations enjoy it for years to come. - Premier Mark McGowan

More than 100,000 tonnes of concrete and other materials will be removed during demolition, with up to 95 per cent to be recovered for reuse in constructions such as road base.

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