Surf park planned for Subi Oval

An artist's impression of the proposed Subi Surf Park.
An artist's impression of the proposed Subi Surf Park.

A PROPOSAL for a $120 million Subi Surf Park at Subiaco Oval will be formally presented to the City of Subiaco and Planning Minister John Day “in the coming weeks”.

An MJA Studio and Wave Park Group spokeswoman said the WA Football Commission, which currently has a long-term lease at the oval, and City staff were briefed on the mixed-use development earlier this month.

“We understand that the State Government and the Subiaco Council do not currently have a plan for Subiaco Oval,” she said.

“With less than two years remaining before Subiaco’s loss of AFL, we felt the need to offer up a bold and visionary development option, which takes what is best about Subiaco and retains sports and open space at its heart.”

The proposal includes Australia’s first man-made wave park, a market hall, plaza, hospitality and wellness venues, up to 220 apartments and 52 terrace homes, and an AFL Hall of Fame.

Subiaco chief executive Don Burnett said the council was aware of “a number of options” for the future of Subiaco Oval.

“We expect to make a recommendation in the near future for our preferred use of the broader site,” he said.