Contractor RJV to carry out Subiaco Oval demolition

Subiaco Oval's grandstand.
Subiaco Oval's grandstand.

WA OWNED contractor R.J. Vincent and Co. (RJV) has been given the job of demolishing of Subiaco Oval.

RJV will now commence off-site works, including the development of management plans.

On-site works, which will take about 11 months, will start once the West Australian Football Commission and their sub-tenants, the West Coast Eagles, have vacated the site.

LandCorp Chief Operations Manager Dean Mudford said the timeframe for demolition was dependent on the Subiaco Oval site tenure.

“The State Government is currently in discussions with the West Australian Football Commission regarding their head lease and the ongoing subleases which affect site possession,” he said.

Mr Mudford said the different stages of work will include demolition and remediation for seven months, and four months for the oval reinstatement and landscaping.

RJV will remove the majority of the stadium but the playing surface will be retained for community use as part of the Subi East redevelopment.

The State heritage-listed entry gates will remain while the Sandover Medal walk will be removed for relocation.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the State Government was pleased to award this contract to a leading WA-owned business with over 60 years of experience.

“As a result, this activity will create a significant number of on-site jobs and a major flow-on of work through local contracts,” she said.

“Subi East will rejuvenate 35.6 hectares of land into a thriving and connected inner-city hub, which leverages existing public transport infrastructure and delivers new homes based around a community open space.”