The Subi East Business Case Summary has now been released by DevelopmentWA, and clarifies the inclusions and intentions for the master planning for the project.
The keys outcomes for the City are:
- Jobs creation, as the project is expected to sustain 2,778 jobs during the construction and 664 jobs once the project is completed and occupied.
- New households to invigorate the local economy and support our local businesses.
- A commitment to a diverse range of housing enabling ‘whole of life’ city living, with a network of recreation and public spaces at the core of a thriving community.
- High quality green spaces, with the recommended option including 3.38 hectares of public open space (excluding Mueller Park).
- The protection and interpretation of the Subiaco Heritage Gates, the Sandover Medal Walk, and the Subiaco Oval.
- Good quality, innovative design, considering sustainability – with a commitment to meeting a minimum 4 star Green Star rating.
The City is disappointed but not surprised that the key exclusions from the business case include the conversion to two-way traffic flow on Roberts Road and Hay Street, and our proposed Cultural Facility.
City of Subiaco CEO Rochelle Lavery said the City would continue to seek alternative government funding for the required improvements to traffic flow that will be necessitated by the Subi East development.
“Traffic management will be key to the success of the project, and we will continue to communicate that through the master planning.”
City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said she is pleased the City’s key priorities of design excellence, heritage interpretation, public access to the Oval and green space had been included in the business case.
“Most of our priorities are included in the business case, which means it’s very likely those outcomes will be achieved through the project – which is great news.
“I am disappointed the cultural space the City has proposed was not included in the business case, and therefore is not intended to be accommodated in the Master Plan.
“The State has acknowledged in conversations and in the business case the need for the historical and sporting history of the site to be recognised.
“An important part of the vision for the project is ‘…honouring place and living memories…’, and we believe the cultural space we have proposed is an important way of recognising the arts, culture, sports and heritage of the sites which are valued by our community and so many more across Western Australia.
“The Council resolved in June 2018 to pursue the opportunity for a cultural space, and we will continue to look for ways to deliver this for our community.”
You can view the business case summary on the DevelopmentWA website.