FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
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