Final Siren Fun Day At Subiaco Oval On 30 June 2019

Final Siren Fun Day At Subiaco Oval On 30 June 2019

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt

Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti

Community Invited To Farewell Subiaco Oval

Victor P Taffa

  • Western Australia community invited to farewell the grandstands at Subiaco Oval on June 30
  • Free family friendly fun day, held on the playing surface, will give the community a chance to celebrate and remember Subi
  • Grandstand demolition work to start next month, paving the way for Perth’s biggest urban regeneration project west of the city

McGowan Government is calling on the Western Australian community to come to the historic Subiaco Oval for one last time, before work starts on the transformation of the surrounding grandstands into Subi East.

“Subiaco Oval has been an iconic Western Australian venue for decades.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Many Western Australians have cheered on their favourite football teams at Subi or seen an iconic performer.”

A special event will mark the important role Subi has played as a sporting and entertainment venue, which will be retained and recognised as part of the Subi East redevelopment.

Community open day will offer people a chance to mingle on the turf and enjoy entertainment and activities including kick-to-kick, face painting, live radio broadcasts, historical tributes and the opportunity to meet some legends of the game.

“For decades Subiaco Oval played a pivotal role in our State’s sporting and cultural history.” Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt said.

“However, it’s time to say goodbye and look forward to a new and exciting chapter for the area and the community.”

Final Siren Fun Day is taking place on Sunday 30 June 2019, from 11 am-2 pm. Entry will be free, with access to the oval, parts of the stands, food trucks and a range of entertainment and activities.

LandCorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority have worked with a number of stakeholders including the City of Subiaco, Perth Modern School, the Western Australia Football Commission and Subiaco Football Club to ensure Subi’s stadium is given a fitting send off.

Information about the 35.6-ha Subi East redevelopment, which retains the oval playing surface as a community facility, will also be available on the day.

 

WA Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt

WA Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti

 

 

“From tears to cheers, like most Western Australians, I have some amazing memories from Subiaco Oval.” Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti said.

“Historic significance of Subiaco Oval will be celebrated and preserved by Subi East, with the heritage-listed gates and the Sandover Medal Walk to be restored and protected.”

Encompassing the land around the oval and the former Princess Margaret Hospital site, Subi East will transform into a vibrant, connected inner-city residential precinct where the community can live, work and play.

Many elements of the stadium will be protected and retained during the redevelopment process to ensure the site history is recognised and celebrated into the future.

Subiaco will maintain its strong links to AFL football, with the Western Australia Football Commission to build its new headquarters at Subi East.

Community feedback and ideas were sought for development of the Vision Concept for Subi East. A master planning phase will be launched later in 2019 to help determine the final planning parameters.

Abbreviations:

AFL                Australian Football League