Subiaco Oval grandstands set to be demolished in 2019

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

SUBIACO Oval’s grandstands are set to come tumbling down in 2019.

Planning and Lands minister Rita Saffioti announced today that an application for the demolition of the grandstands had been submitted to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

The contractor will be appointed in early 2019, with an ongoing $33 million program of works in place to make sure the demolition happens before the Inner City College opens next door in early 2020.

The demolition plans include provisions for preserving the heritage-listed entry gates and relocation or reinterpretation opportunities for the Sandover Medal walk, and are a major step in the Subi East precinct redevelopment.

“The demolition and subsequent renewal work will create hundreds of jobs for Western Australians,” Ms Saffioti said.

“As construction and development progresses over coming years, the local Subiaco economy will benefit greatly from the new residential and school community.”

The playing surface will be retained for shared school and community uses.

Retaining parts of the stadium will be investigated in consultation with the chosen contractor.

The application is open for public comment until September 19, with the proposed plans available to view on the MRA website from Wednesday, August 29.