The City will seek an update of a report that details future requirements for active open space after a decision of Council at last night’s Special Council Meeting.
The Cardno Report was done in 2016, outlining future requirements for sport space in the City; it recommended Subiaco Oval be retained for community sporting use to help address an under supply of active open space.
Last night, Council also decided to seek legal advice regarding a 2018 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the State Government relating to Subiaco Oval to investigate whether particular obligations have been met and, if they have not been, what options are available to the City.
Subiaco Mayor David McMullen said an updated active open space report would help strengthen the City’s position when advocating for community priorities in this area.
“Council is acutely aware that recreation is vital for the health and wellbeing of our community and we need to be able to plan accordingly for the future to ensure these needs are met,” he said.
“There have been substantial changes in the City since the Cardno Report was prepared in 2016, including changes to the planning framework.
“I expect that updating the existing report will be a relatively quick and cost-effective process, and is likely to show a dire need for more active open space; more than what was suggested in the 2016 report.
“By seeking legal advice at the same time, we are ensuring the City understands all available options.”
The full Council decision will be available in the meeting minutes.