Subi still the place for footy fans

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By MON­TANA ARDON

DE­SPITE AFL leav­ing Su­bi­aco next year , City of Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son is con­fi­dent the City can still be kept alive.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to Western Sub­urbs Weekly, Ms Hen­der­son said the City was work­ing on a strat­egy to keep Su­bi­aco as the “home of footy”.

“We are look­ing at places com­muters could park for free and catch the train to the new sta­dium,” she said.

“That way, Subi would still be seen as a pre-game and post-game des­ti­na­tion.”

Ms Hen­der­son, who has been the Su­bi­aco mayor since 2005, said the City would hope to get busi­nesses on board to keep the area “so­cially at­trac­tive”.

“The idea is fans could meet their friends at restau­rants, cafes and bars like they al­ways have be­fore and af­ter the footy,” she said.

“Su­bi­aco has ev­ery­thing to of­fer that Bur­swood hasn’t.”

The City re­cently pre­sented four op­tions for the fu­ture of Su­bi­aco Oval to the com­mu­nity as part of its plan­ning for the North Su­bi­aco area.

Its pri­mary fo­cus was to keep Su­bi­aco Oval and Kitch­ener Park as an ac­tive re­cre­ation fa­cil­ity for the com­mu­nity.

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