The grandstands will be demolished by 2020 . Photo: Attila Csaszar

Demolition confirmed for Subiaco grandstands

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 - 15:41

The state government today confirmed a program of demolition and land preparation works worth $33 million for the decommissioned Subiaco Oval.

Government agency LandCorp has lodged an application for the demolition of the grandstands with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA).

It was announced in 2017 that the grandstands would be demolished in order to integrate the site with the redevelopment of the Subi East precinct, which includes the construction of the new Inner City College.

The government expects the Inner City College to open to year seven students in 2020.

The development application includes provisions for the protection of the state heritage-listed entry gates and relocation or reinterpretation opportunities for the Sandover Medal walk.

The oval surface will be retained for shared school and community use.

Retention of parts of the stadium will be investigated with the chosen demolition contractor, an appointment expected to be announced in early 2019.

“The Subi East project will leverage existing public transport infrastructure to deliver a vibrant and connected community, attracting private investment to create new living and education opportunities in the area,” Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said in a statement.

“Western Australians have enjoyed sporting and music events for decades at the now-decommissioned Subiaco Oval.

“The demolition and inspired reinterpretation of the area will ensure the space remains relevant and accessible to the younger families expected to make Subi East home.”

The application is open for public comment until September 19 2018 with the proposed plans available for viewing on the MRA website from August 29.