The City of Subiaco and the State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), securing future public access to Subiaco Oval and addressing the master planning for the precinct.
The agreement between the two parties allows for the revocation of the management order over Subiaco Oval and Kitchener Park and outlines a number of shared principles for the redevelopment of the precinct.
The State Government will now take on management responsibility for the Subiaco Oval precinct, which will include school construction, future master planning, WAFC arrangements and the demolition of the grandstand.
Mayor Penny Taylor said the MOU was a way forward for the project.
“The State Government has committed to retaining the Subiaco Oval playing surface and ensuring that the city has access to the oval for community and sporting use.
“We’ve said goodbye to elite football but gained a community oval and a new school. This is the first time in decades that Subiaco Oval will be opened up for public use.
“In working with the State Government to develop the master plan for the Subiaco Oval Precinct we will continue to seek positive outcomes for our community, particularly in relation to the provision of publicly accessible active playing fields.”
The agreement is expected to be signed in the next week.