City, WAFC ponder oval options

City, WAFC ponder oval options

West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) strategic facilities general manager Geoff Glass said all options for the future of the oval would ‘involve significant change’.

Mr Glass said it was likely that spectator capacity would be reduced while other facilities with long-term use and value could be retained.

‘They may continue to be occupied by the WAFC and the oval could be used for WAFL games, as a training venue for State development squads and a range of other community and sporting activities,’ he said. ‘Surplus land, as has been planned at Claremont Oval or the old Waverley Stadium in Melbourne, could be redeveloped for a mix of higher-density housing and commercial uses.’

The City of Subiaco will form a Subiaco Oval Advisory Committee at its council meeting tonight to investigate potential future uses of the oval and liaise with the WAFC regarding heads of agreement, the lease and future agreements.

Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson, chief executive Stephen Tindale and councillors from the former Subiaco Oval working group met with the WAFC for an informal discussion and afternoon tea on February 5.