Council backs Subi Oval heritage plan
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.