Hubbub about planning
CITY of Subiaco has been recognised among some of WA’s leading planners at the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) WA Awards for Planning Excellence.
The City was awarded a commendation for its Activity Planning Centre Strategy, created to help Subiaco regain its urban hub status and activate the town centre.
The strategy included the relocation of major drawcards of the area: Domain Stadium, Princess Margaret Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital.
The City of Subiaco, Hassell, Consult WG, Arup and Pracys were all commended for their work on the project. Hassell senior associate Scott Davies said it was important to maintain Subiaco’s values, while embracing and balancing change.
“The project is about recognising Subiaco’s potential and capturing opportunity to provide intensity whilst retaining local character,” he said.
PIA WA executive officer Emma De Jager said the project was innovative.
“The project displayed forward thinking and innovation across its process, approach and outcomes. It represents a clear guide to reinvigorating the town centre and is heading down the path to achieving a sense of place for Subiaco,” she said.