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Subiaco East Redevelopment Project

The State Government has announced plans to build a new, public-intake secondary school on Kitchener Park and redevelop the surrounding area. The City of Subiaco is working closely with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, the planning authority and lead agency for the project, to achieve the best outcomes for the Subiaco community. A key priority for the city is the preservation of maximum green space.   

This page will be updated with information about the project as planning progresses. 

Council position

At a Special Council Meeting on 20 June 2017, the City of Subiaco Council voted in favour of a number of recommendations to progress the redevelopment of the Subiaco Oval Precinct. The resolution is as follows.

That Council:
1. Note that although the State Government has decided to utilise Kitchener Park for a local intake secondary school, this is contrary to the City’s preferred position that this site be retained as an active sporting field. The City, however, supports working with the State Government to further the State’s proposal subject to the resolution of a range of significant issues.
2. Agrees to the development of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State Government, to be signed by the relevant parties before formalising the ceding of Kitchener Park from the City’s Management Order, to address these issues including:
a. Management Order in favour of the City over Subiaco Oval;
b. The inclusion of Subiaco Oval as a permanent entry on the State Heritage Register;
c. Revised lease arrangements for the Western Australian Football Commission (WAFC), as a short or long term tenant, including appropriate financial arrangements;
d. Department of Education as co-user of Subiaco Oval;
e. Potential for a possible new co-shared multi use recreation facility with appropriate State government funding;
f. Acknowledgment by the State Government of the significant lack of open space in the inner western suburbs and the negative impact the new school will have on that. Considering the limited plans and information provided to date, Council considers that the amount of greenspace provided for active sports is insufficient and should be increased significantly;
g. Traffic, transport, access and parking arrangements to cater for all existing and proposed uses in the precinct;
h. Maintenance of a mutually agreed, suitable green belt link between Mueller Park and the Subiaco Oval playing space;
i. Construction of any school to allow for repurposing as demand changes;
j. A requirement that the active playing fields space is over and above the Subiaco Oval playing fields, equal to the 1.73ha of Kitchener Park and deliver the functionality contained in the Kitchener Common Master Plan, be incorporated in the overall design.
3. Notes the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) currently operate a Subiaco Land Redevelopment Committee, with City of Subiaco Council representation and that this is likely to be the governing body for all planning and development matters in relation to this project.
4. Request the MRA, as project coordinators for the State Government, to convene a Project Liaison Committee/ working group with key State and Local Government stakeholders to incorporate key elements of the City’s vision for the Subiaco Oval Precinct noting that the city considers key stakeholders to include the Departments of Planning, Sport and Recreation, Education, Lands, Treasury, Housing (noting the upcoming Departmental changes), Town of Cambridge and the WAFC.
5. Appoints the Mayor and CEO as the City representatives on the Project Liaison Committee/working group. 

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*The City of Subiaco’s Kitchener Common Masterplan emanates from the city’s community consultation in relation to the North Subiaco Structure Plan and preferred options for the Subiaco Oval Precinct. The city will now work with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority to define how the State Government proposal fits in with this vision.