For the first time in decades, the general public will be able to access Subiaco Oval, the original home of Western Australian football, following the demolition of the former grandstands and reinstatement of the historic playing surface.
Subiaco Oval, which saw its first game of football in 1908, was leased to the then Western Australian National Football League in 1937, becoming the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) in 1989.
The last AFL game was played on the oval in 2017, prior to the opening of Perth's 60,000-seat Optus Stadium.
See first-hand how the Master Plan is shaping up for the landmark Subi East renewal project.
On 25 May 2020 we held a live community webinar, giving the community an opportunity to learn about the process to date and the insights into some of the conceptual considerations for the development’s precincts (or neighbourhoods).
Read the media statement, click here.
Community Engagement is an integral part of the Subi East Project and over the past six months we called on West Australians to submit stories, memories and reflections relating to the Subi East redevelopment area.
This information was summarised and presented to the Subi East Master Plan Community Reference Group (CRG - see below for further information) to workshop key themes that will form the ‘Cultural Context’ of the precincts. In other words, we want the master plan to reflect the key cultural and historical elements of the project area.
After reviewing, the CRG identified twelve potential cultural/heritage themes. We then invited the community to participate in a survey to finalise the Cultural Context.
The survey closed 9am Monday 30 March 2020. The results of the survey have been presented back to the CRG, and shortly we will be announcing the 4 key themes which the community have identified as being the priority as the project moves forward.
Determination of the Cultural Context was the first phase of the Master Plan Process. We have just commenced the second phase - design of the precinct.
The CRG has already participated in meetings and workshops for Phase 2, all conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing measures.
As with Phase 1 of the Subi East Master Plan Process, there will be opportunity to have your say on the design phase. So if you haven’t already registered to receive information on the project, please do using the yellow "Stay Informed" button on this page.
Colourful stories of Subiaco’s history and heritage have been brought to life using augmented reality (AR) thanks to a unique partnership between DevelopmentWA and Perth Modern School.
The Stories of Subi project, launched 6th February 2020 at the Subi East Community Hub, allows community members and visitors to view the stories and hear the students talk about their work through a mobile phone app – providing a rich, interactive window into Subiaco’s past.
For more information, click on the Stories of Subi AR tab above.
The next stage of the Subi East Redevelopment project is underway with the opening of Expressions Of Interest from qualified contractors for the demolition and remediation of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site.
Documents relating to the PMH demolition EOI can be found on www.tenderlink.com/DevelopmentWA.
View the Ministerial media statement
Earlier this year we called for nominations from residents, community/special interest groups and business organisations to join the Subi East Community Reference Group (CRG).
The purpose of the group is to provide input to help shape the Master Planning process - the 'roadmap' for future development - working to the State-set project objectives
that will underpin the economic and social rejuvenation of the area.
We cast the net wide for volunteers representing different ages and interests from Subiaco and wider Perth communities to help us achieve a balance of quality outcomes. Drawn by ballot, supervised by an independent probity auditor, the succesful applicants were notified on 14 February, with the first meeting held 22 February, and subsequent meetings in March and April.
To deliver this exciting new precinct, the majority of ageing infrastructure at Subiaco Oval needed to be demolished and removed. 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.
The majority of works were completed in time for the opening of Bob Hawke College in February 2020. Temporary landscaping is now underway, with a final landscape plan to be developed as part of the Master Planning process.
For more information on the demolition visit the haveyoursay interactive website.
If you have questions about the works, call our 24-hour project information line on 1800 430 844 or send us an email.
We have a new video to share showing progress of the demolition of the Subiaco Oval stadium and reinstatement of the oval to date. To view, click on the image below.
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.
Master planning for the future of the site has commenced. There will be a number of opportunities for the community to be involved in the master planning phase. For more information click here.
Early artist impression of Subi East