The City of Subiaco has intensified its efforts to secure a Cultural Space as part of the Subi East Redevelopment by pitching the idea to Premier Mark McGowan.
City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor and CEO Rochelle Lavery met with the Premier and Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti, to discuss the Cultural Space concept, which the city wants included in LandCorp’s redevelopment plans for Subi East.
The concept was supported by council in June last year, and proposes a space within the redevelopment area that celebrates football, education, culture and the heritage of the site.
Mayor Penny Taylor said she met with Premier McGowan to discuss the concept as well as the city’s other priorities for Subi East including excellent design outcomes, active green space and community use of Subiaco Oval.
“Premier McGowan and Minister Saffioti listened to and understood the city’s concept for honouring the site’s history through a cultural space,” Mayor Taylor said.
“The Premier recognises the importance of reflecting the history of the site in the redevelopment and has demonstrated this through his commitment to preserve Subiaco Oval for community use.
“The Heritage Listed entry gates are also being preserved and there is a unique opportunity for those gates to become the entrance to a space that celebrates sports, culture and the arts,” Mayor Taylor said.
A business case for the Subi East redevelopment is currently being finalised by LandCorp and will provide direction for the State Government’s master planning phase which is due to begin later this year.
City of Subiaco CEO Rochelle Lavery said the Cultural Space met many of the State’s strategic priorities.
“The foundations of the cultural space align with the State Government’s draft Cultural Infrastructure Strategy and the vision for Subi East, which is based on community consultation,” Ms Lavery said.
“The Cultural Space would bring a number of community and economic development benefits for Subiaco, and some interesting partnership opportunities,” she said.
Pictured: Minister for Transport; Planning Rita Saffioti, Mayor Penny Taylor, Premier Mark McGowan, CEO Rochelle Lavery