Oval to tar­get tourism

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

SU­BI­ACO could be home to a new ma­jor public cul­tural at­trac­tion in its east precinct.

Mayor Penny Tay­lor sub­mit­ted an elected mem­bers’ mo­tion at last Tues­day’s meet­ing, which would al­low the City to ex­plore the op­por­tu­nity to take ad­van­tage of the Su­bi­aco Oval re­de­vel­op­ment and cel­e­brate sport­ing his­tory, Abo­rig­i­nal her­itage and the arts with a cul­tural at­trac­tion.

The mo­tion was moved by coun­cil­lor Derek Nash, sec­onded by Cr Jodi Mans­field, and ap­proved by all 11 coun­cil­lors.

Lo­cal busi­ness own­ers at the meet­ing sup­ported it.

Ta­ble Cul­ture’s Emma Mccarthy said in her state­ment WA was lack­ing a sig­nif­i­cant cul­tural at­trac­tion for tourists and Su­bi­aco was the ideal lo­ca­tion for such a pro­ject.

“A vi­sion for Su­bi­aco of the fu­ture re­quires big ideas that sur­pass the oval in sig­nif­i­cance to our lo­cal com­mu­nity but also to our state,” she said.

Jus Burg­ers’ Bert Gian­cristo­faro also sub­mit­ted a state­ment in favour of the pro­posal.

“This Subi Oval re­de­vel­op­ment site is a ma­jor op­por­tu­nity which we must seize, with the aim of ex­tract­ing ev­ery ounce of value,” he said.

David Murray said in his state­ment the pro­ject could be a world-class mu­seum.

“I con­sider the sky’s the limit for ac­tiv­i­ties in this spe­cial area,” he said.

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