Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

The City of Su­bi­aco will start preparing for dis­cus­sions with the State Gov­ern­ment and stake­hold­ers about the fu­ture of Su­bi­aco oval, but the mayor says it should have be­gun years ago. The Mayor must have had her head in the sand for the past three years. There is no fu­ture for Su­bi­aco Oval. The coun­cil should al­ready have a plan in place. And “some kind of agree­ment with Lath­lain”? It is al­ready planned, the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has given $10m to the project. The Ea­gles are gone, move on al­ready. - Matt Holmes This is the re­al­ity. Whether the Premier is right, wrong, or out of touch with Su­bi­aco and footy does not change the fact that a new sports (aka footy) sta­dium is presently be­ing ex­pe­dited next to the casino. No ques­tion it should have been done by elected mem­bers years ago. Why wasn’t it?

- Penny Mitchell Tay­lor FACTS: Su­bi­aco coun­cil has a 99-year lease with the WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion which ex­pires on 22 Au­gust 2090. Su­bi­aco coun­cil also has ten­ure over the oval from the State Gov­ern­ment. The Premier plans an­nounced via the WACA on 3 Septem­ber 2015 is to tear up those con­tracts and de­mol­ish the oval for of­fice blocks and flats. The Premier has not signed any con­tracts to move AFL games from Su­bi­aco Oval. All he has is the build­ing of a shiny new sta­dium. The WAFC has not signed any con­tracts to play AFL Foot­ball at the shiny new sta­dium, and they have not torn up their con­tract with thecoun­cil. Th­ese are the facts as at 11 Novem­ber, 2015. - Julie Mathe­son

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