Subi East

A vibrant, well-connected city village

The Subi East project will see the rejuvenation of 35ha of land to create a vibrant new north-eastern gateway to Subiaco – one that respects and celebrates the rich heritage of the area, while realising the importance of its prominent location on the doorstep of the Perth CBD.

The construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital and Optus Stadium have created an exciting opportunity to redevelop the Subiaco Oval and former Princess Margaret Hospital sites as part of this transformation. Subi East ultimately will be a vibrant, well-connected city village with great places to live, learn, work and play. Subi East has been developed through consultation with the community and will deliver:

  • Diverse housing across the precinct, catering for families, aged care and affordable options
  • Bob Hawke College, Perth’s new inner-city high school and key anchor of the Subi East development
  • A ‘green spine’ and green links to unify the precinct and connect it to surrounding areas
  • Quality recreation and community spaces including reinstatement of the Subiaco Oval playing surface, Mueller Park and smaller connecting areas, intended to be shared by locals and visitors
  • New east-west and north-south linkages, creating stronger connections between Subiaco, the city and West Leederville
  • A pedestrian-friendly precinct with people-centred intersections

Latest News: Master Planning commences, Stadium demolition milestone reached

Two key milestones in the delivery of a vibrant new inner-city community at Subi East have been reached, with the completion of above-ground demolition works at Subiaco Oval and the beginning of Master Planning for the area.

The Master Planning process will develop the detailed long-term plan for Subi East, providing a roadmap to guide future growth and development including comprehensive information on the site's layout, development type and public spaces while building on the Vision Concept released in January.  

As part of the first stage of community engagement for the Master Plan process, we want to hear from the community – residents as well as those with a connection to the area including Subiaco Oval and Princess Margaret Hospital - with their favourite stories of Subiaco. This feedback will help us understand key themes that could help shape place-making opportunities and inform the Master Plan. To share your story, visit haveyoursay.developmentwa.com.au 

View the Ministerial media statement

Demolition of Subiaco Grandstands

To deliver this exciting new precinct, the majority of ageing infrastructure at Subiaco Oval needs to be demolished and removed. Demolition activities are underway with all the above ground structures now removed. Work will now focus on removing below ground infrastructure such as slabs, footing etc, followed by civil works and interim landscaping - including laying new turf on the reinstated oval.

Check out the latest aerial video of the demolition process since work began.

The stadium demolition has been a major project, taking place across 13 carefully-planned zones. The above ground stadium structures have been dismantled gradually to minimise the disruption for surrounding residents and businesses.

The project has management plans in place to reduce the impact of dust, noise and vibrations and to preserve the area's heritage values.

Removal of the grandstands was through mechanical demolition, which involved excavators with hydraulic pulverisers that bite through steel and concrete.

Materials were broken into large chunks and transported by truck to recycling facilities. This was the safest method for demolition; it also ensured maximum recycling opportunities and minimum impact on the environment and community.

We’re expecting the majority of works to be completed in time for the opening of Bob Hawke College in February 2020.

For more information on the demolition visit the project website.

If you have questions about the works, call our 24-hour project information line on 1800 430 844 or send us an email.


Vision Concept

During February and March 2019 we sought feedback from the community on the Vision Concept for Subi East. The Vision Concept was an early representation of stakeholder and community feedback received throughout 2018. The community was then asked to provide further feedback on the Vision Concept. A total of 505 comments were received throughout the engagement period and more than 6,000 visitors viewed the site. The feedback received has been collated into a report which summarises the issues raised. A summary can be viewed here, or a full copy of the report can be viewed here

Later in 2019, master planning for the future of the site will commence. There will be a number of opportunities for the community to be involved in the master planning phase. For more information click here

Subi East Vision Aerial

Early artist impression of Subi East