City of Subiaco hatching plan to remain ‘home of footy’

Domain Stadium. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Domain Stadium. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

DESPITE AFL leaving Subiaco next year , City of Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson is confident the City can still be kept alive.

Speaking exclusively to Western Suburbs Weekly, Ms Henderson said the City was working on a strategy to keep Subiaco as the “home of footy”.

“We are looking at places commuters could park for free and catch the train to the new stadium,” she said.

“That way, Subi would still be seen as a pre-game and post-game destination.”

Ms Henderson, who has been the Subiaco mayor since 2005, said the City would hope to get businesses on board to keep the area “socially attractive”.

“The idea is fans could meet their friends at restaurants, cafes and bars they always have before and after the footy,” she said.

“Subiaco has everything to offer that Burswood hasn’t.”

The City recently presented four options for the future of Subiaco Oval to the community as part of its planning for the North Subiaco area.

Its primary focus was to keep Subiaco Oval and Kitchener Park as an active recreation facility for the community.