City of Subiaco - What’s next for Subiaco Oval?
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What’s next for Subiaco Oval?
Friday 29 September 2017
 

It’s full-time for football at Subiaco Oval and the city is now looking to the future with a vision for growth in the Subiaco East area.

The state government’s development plan for the precinct includes the Subiaco Oval and Princess Margaret Hospital sites, and will introduce new residential and commercial developments to the area.

Subiaco Oval will be retained as an active recreation space, and the city will be working with local sports clubs to utilise the playing field for junior sports.

The State Government’s plan for the new public-intake school at neighbouring Kitchener Park is already underway with $68 million allocated to the project’s first phase. The school is set to open in 2020 with an eventual intake of 2000 students by 2025.

Another potential opportunity for the area includes a joint arrangement with the state government for a multi-million dollar community complex. While this opportunity is subject to funding and negotiations with the state, the co-shared facility could include a world-class, energy efficient leisure centre, state-of-the-art gym and a range of facilities for potential tenants.

The City of Subiaco is currently working with the State Government and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) to achieve the best outcomes for the community.

Kitchener Common Masterplan

The city’s vision for the area is outlined in the Kitchener Common Masterplan, which was developed following consultation on the North Subiaco Structure Plan, and community feedback on different scenarios for the oval.
 
Key priorities in the masterplan include:

  • maximising the amount of green open space
  • maintaining significant trees
  • high-quality designs
  • traffic, transport, access and parking arrangements
  • conversion of Hay Street and Roberts Roads to two-way traffic. 

Download the Kitchener Common Masterplan to explore the city’s vision for the area.

What’s next?

Subiaco Oval will host the upcoming International Rules Test on Saturday 18 November with Ireland taking on Australia for the Cormac McAnallen Trophy.  
 
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is currently housed at Subiaco Oval. The city would like to see the organisation remain at the oval long term and facilitate its administration, junior football, women’s football and umpire training programs at the site.   
 
The West Coast Eagles will remain at the oval until the club relocates to its new Lathlain Park training facilities, expected end 2018.
 
The city is now working with the MRA and State Government to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding, which addresses many of the key priorities from the Kitchener Common Masterplan.

Timeline

2017                Memorandum of Understanding finalised between City of Subiaco, MRA and State Government
                        Preliminary planning for new school underway
                        Concept designs presented for the conversion of Hay Street and Roberts Road
Mid-2018        Construction of new school begins
2020                Inner city college opens for year seven students
                        Hay Street two-way conversion complete
2025                Inner city college intake open for years seven to twelve