The City of Subiaco is leading negotiations with the State Government and the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) to determine details for the shared use of Subiaco Oval.
The City has a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Government that guarantees the use of Subiaco Oval to alleviate pressure on existing playing areas and for general community access.
Subiaco Oval is intended to be used by Bob Hawke College Subiaco, the general community, for local sports, and by the WAFC for football-related purposes.
Mayor Penny Taylor said the City was continuing productive negotiations with government and local stakeholders for the development of a shared user agreement.
“I’ve spoken to the Minister for Sports, the Minister for Planning, the State Negotiator for Subiaco Oval and the WAFC,” Mayor Taylor said.
“It has been made clear that the community will be prioritised for Subiaco Oval and the formal user agreement will be finalised in due course.”
City of Subiaco CEO Rochelle Lavery said the user agreement would determine details like access to the oval, maintenance, management, operation processes and costs.
“The Department of Education will have access to the oval during school hours, the WAFC has football-related seasonal requirements and the City requires the use of the oval to relieve pressure on our sporting fields, like Rosalie Park, and give the community access to green open space," Ms Lavery said.
“No arrangement has been finalised at this stage and both the City and the WAFC must agree to the details of the shared user arrangement before it is complete.”
The master planning for the Subi East Redevelopment is expected to begin later this year.