Coun­cil backs Subi Oval her­itage plan

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO Coun­cil threw its sup­port be­hind a pro­posal to in­clude Su­bi­aco Oval on the State Her­itage Reg­is­ter at a coun­cil meet­ing this month.

Coun­cil­lors voted to ad­vise the Her­itage Coun­cil of WA reg­is­ter com­mit­tee that, should the oval be re­de­vel­oped af­ter AFL moves to the new Perth Sta­dium in 2018, the re­ten­tion of the play­ing field with “some form of con­tin­ued ac­tive recre­ational use” was a pri­or­ity to the City of Su­bi­aco.

The Her­itage Coun­cil was also in­vited to work closely with the City while it de­vel­oped its vi­sion for the fu­ture of the oval and its sur­round­ing precinct.

Cr Julie Mathe­son’s amend­ment to add the Abo­rig­i­nal history of Su­bi­aco Oval to the State Her­itage Reg­is­ter doc­u­men­ta­tion was unan­i­mously ap­proved.

Coun­cil then voted to dis­miss a re­lated mo­tion that the play­ing field (turf only) at the oval be nom­i­nated for the Reg­is­ter.

A re­port ad­vised the coun­cil that the play­ing field only did not “truly re­flect the so­cial and his­toric val­ues” of the oval, and that the ear­lier ap­proved pro­posal to nom­i­nate the oval for the reg­is­ter in­cluded the play­ing field.

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