Subiaco Oval recognised as place of heritage

Views past Subiaco Oval to the city
Views past Subiaco Oval to the city

SUBIACO Oval has been recognised by the state government as a place of heritage.

City of Subiaco spent four years advocating the footy space be included as a permanent entry on the State Register of Heritage Places.

The Subiaco Oval’s short-term entry was upgraded to permanent in August after it was recognised for its contribution to the social and sporting history of Subiaco and WA.

The listing of the entire Subiaco Oval site will now help to ensure the playing surface is protected during the future Subi East re-development.

Mayor Penny Taylor said the listing was a win for the City as heritage interpretation and recreation spaces were community priorities for the Subi East Redevelopment.

“The City is continually working with the State Government to ensure the community’s wishes are at the forefront when decisions about Subiaco are being made,” she said.

“After demolition, the oval playing surface will be reinstated and used by the general public, junior sports and students at Bob Hawke College Subiaco.”