What is a CRG?
The Community Reference Group (CRG) is a consultative group formed from immediate residents, local businesses and members of community groups, who will provide input and feedback regarding the demolition and construction phases of the project.
Who can nominate for the CRG?
Nominations are being encouraged from any resident, landowner or business within approximately 150m of Subiaco Oval to participate on the CRG. This distance has been selected as those in closest proximity of the works.
If I am not selected to participate on the CRG how do I remain informed of the works?
We encourage all members of the community who are interested in receiving updates for the project to register their details by clicking the “stay informed” button on this page: https://www.landcorp.com.au/Residential/Subi-East/
If you are not selected to participate on the CRG, regular updates will still be provided to the community throughout the demolition process.
Why is there representation from groups that are located outside of the 150m area?
We have chosen to invite a number of organisations to be represented on the Community Reference Group. Whilst not necessarily within the closest proximity to the site, these groups have been selected based upon their level of interest and their ability to liaise with key community groups.
Why are there only two meetings scheduled for the CRG?
Two initial meeting dates have been nominated by LandCorp to ensure that all CRG members can attend the initial sessions. Future meetings will be discussed with CRG members and preferred times and dates will be confirmed at the initial meetings.
How will participants be selected?
Nominations for the CRG are open until 5 June 2019. Once nominations have formally closed the nominees will be placed in a ballot. The ballot draw will take place following close of nominations and will be undertaken in the presence of an independent Probity Auditor.
All nominees will be contacted between 7 and 12 June to confirm whether they have been successful in the ballot.
What is being demolished?
The majority of the ageing infrastructure at Subiaco Oval will be removed, including the grandstands, light towers, car parks, former Subiaco Football Club and associated buildings. The historic playing surface will be reinstated and following demolition will be made accessible for shared use. The State heritage listed entry gates will be preserved, while the Sandover Medal walk will be carefully removed and stored, as relocation or reinterpretation opportunities are explored.
Why is this happening?
Removal of the ageing infrastructure will make way for future redevelopment. While the historic playing surface will be reinstated, the surrounds will be redeveloped as part of the State Government’s Subi East project, which will transform the north east corner of Subiaco to create a vibrant new education, leisure, residential and community destination on the edge of Perth’s CBD.
When will demolition start and how long will it take?
The contractor has commenced off-site works in preparation for the demolition, including development of management plans for the demolition methodology, construction and safety management, traffic and dust management, in accordance with the approved development application conditions.
The timeframes for demolition are dependent on site possession, and the State Government is currently in discussions with the West Australian Football Commission. The onsite works are expected to start during the second half of 2019 and take about 11 months, assuming no significant soil remediation requirements.
How will demolition affect traffic in the area?
A traffic management plan is required to be developed by the contractor to alleviate interface issues between construction traffic and other road users. The management plans will outline hours of operation and routes to be taken by construction traffic, and this information will be communicated to the public in due course.
With construction of the ICC already well underway, it is expected there will be an increase in traffic congestion as materials are exported from the Subiaco Oval site. Locals and general users will be encouraged to allow for additional time when travelling through the area.
Who can I talk to if I have concerns?
The successful contractor RJ Vincent are currently preparing the appropriate management plans. The plans include advice to the surrounding residents and community about who to contact should any issues arise.
A community reference group is also being formed to proactively identify and manage any opportunities and issues associated with the demolition of the infrastructure. This advisory group will consist of representatives from immediate residents, local businesses and community groups who will provide direct feedback to the State Government during demolition.
Once the demolition begins, enquiries should be directed to RJ Vincent. For now, anyone with concerns is encouraged to contact LandCorp on (08) 9482 7499.
How will this affect neighbouring homes and businesses?
A series of plans will be developed to manage traffic, dust, noise, vibration, hours of operation and safety within and around the site. More specifically, on-site equipment will be established to monitor dust, noise and vibration levels. This information will be shared with the community as we get closer to works commencing.
The conditions of the demolition approval require a dilapidation survey of neighbouring properties. Prior to demolition, property owners within the dilapidation survey area will be contacted in writing and offered a dilapidation survey through the contractor.
Will the footpaths be closed to pedestrians/cyclists?
A traffic management plan is required to be developed by the contractor to alleviate interface issues between construction traffic and pedestrians/cyclists. The management plans will outline any footpath closures, hours of operation and routes to be taken by construction traffic, and this information will be communicated to the public in due course.
How will this affect school drop off zones?
A traffic management plan is required to be developed by the contractor to alleviate interface issues between construction traffic and the school, students and families. The management plans will outline any impacts on drop off zones and routes to be taken by construction traffic, and this information will be communicated to Perth Modern School and Inner City College in due course.
Will there still be access to West Leederville train station?
Are there any hazardous materials being removed?
Given the age of the infrastructure at Subiaco Oval, the presence of asbestos containing material was expected and has now been confirmed via thorough site investigations.
LandCorp has extensive experience in remediation and has successfully managed remediation works at contaminated sites in built up areas throughout Perth metropolitan and regional WA for decades. As with all previous remediation projects, best practice and strict health and safety measures will be enforced.
Asbestos containing material within building structures will be removed, and will be monitored prior and during the demolition process. The removal of the material will be undertaken by licenced asbestos contractors in accordance with strict protocols and regulations to ensure that safety is paramount. Following the removal of asbestos materials from the built structure, the contractor will undertake in-ground soil conditions to determine if there is any remaining presence of asbestos containing material.
Will the demolition be finished in time for the opening of Inner City College?
Subject to obtaining access to the site by mid-2019 it is expected that the majority of heavy demolition will be complete before February 2019, when the Inner City College opens to Year 7 students.