Subi East

A vibrant, well-connected city village

The Subi East project will see the rejuvenation of 35ha of land to create a vibrant new north-eastern gateway to Subiaco – one that respects and celebrates the rich heritage of the area, while realising the importance of its prominent location on the doorstep of the Perth CBD.

The construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital and Optus Stadium have created an exciting opportunity to redevelop the Subiaco Oval and former Princess Margaret Hospital sites as part of this transformation. Subi East ultimately will be a vibrant, well-connected city village with great places to live, learn, work and play. Subi East has been developed through consultation with the community and will deliver:

  • Diverse housing across the precinct, catering for families, aged care and affordable options
  • Bob Hawke College, Perth’s new inner-city high school and key anchor of the Subi East development
  • A ‘green spine’ and green links to unify the precinct and connect it to surrounding areas
  • Quality recreation and community spaces including reinstatement of the Subiaco Oval playing surface, Mueller Park and smaller connecting areas, intended to be shared by locals and visitors
  • New east-west and north-south linkages, creating stronger connections between Subiaco, the city and West Leederville
  • A pedestrian-friendly precinct with people-centred intersections

Latest News:

Subi East Master Plan: Community Survey Now Open

The first stage of the Subi East Master Planning process is underway.

Community Engagement is an integral part of the Subi East Project and over the past five months we've been calling on West Australians to submit stories, memories and reflections relating to the Subi East redevelopment area.

This information has been summarised and presented to the Subi East Master Plan Community Reference Group (CRG) to workshop key themes that will form the ‘Cultural Context’ of the precincts. In other words, we want the master plan to reflect the key cultural and historical elements of the project area.

The CRG has identified twelve potential cultural/heritage themes. We are now inviting the community to participate in a survey to finalise the Cultural Context.
Click here

The survey closes 9am Monday 30 March 2020.

Determination of the Cultural Context is the first phase of the Master Plan Process. There will be opportunity to have your say on the upcoming design phase, so if you haven’t already registered to receive information on the project, please do using the yellow "Stay Informed" button on this page.

Stories of Subi brought to life with Augmented Reality.

Colourful stories of Subiaco’s history and heritage have been brought to life using augmented reality (AR) thanks to a unique partnership between DevelopmentWA and Perth Modern School.

The Stories of Subi project, launched 6th February 2020 at the Subi East Community Hub, allows community members and visitors to view the stories and hear the students talk about their work through a mobile phone app – providing a rich, interactive window into Subiaco’s past.

For more information, click on the Stories of Subi AR tab above.

EOI issued for demolition of Princess Margaret Hospital

The next stage of the Subi East Redevelopment project is underway with the opening of Expressions Of Interest from qualified contractors for the demolition and remediation of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site.

Documents relating to the PMH demolition EOI can be found on

View the Ministerial media statement

Nominations now closed for the Subi East Community Reference Group

We've been calling for nominations from residents, community/special interest groups and business organisations to join the Subi East Community Reference Group (CRG).

The group will provide input to help shape the Master Planning process - the 'roadmap' for future development - working to the State-set project objectives
that will underpin the economic and social rejuvenation of the area.

We cast the net wide for volunteers representing different ages and interests from the Subiaco and wider Perth communities to help us achieve a balance of quality outcomes. Drawn by ballot, supervised by an independent probity auditor, the succesful applicants will notified by 14 February, with the first meeting held 22 February.

View the Ministerial Media Statement

Demolition of Subiaco Grandstands

To deliver this exciting new precinct, the majority of ageing infrastructure at Subiaco Oval needed to be demolished and removed. The stadium demolition has been a major project, taking place across 13 carefully-planned zones. The above ground stadium structures have been dismantled gradually to minimise the disruption for surrounding residents and businesses.

The project has management plans in place to reduce the impact of dust, noise and vibrations and to preserve the area's heritage values.

Removal of the grandstands was through mechanical demolition, which involved excavators with hydraulic pulverisers that bite through steel and concrete.

Materials were broken into large chunks and transported by truck to recycling facilities. This was the safest method for demolition; it also ensured maximum recycling opportunities and minimum impact on the environment and community.

The majority of works were completed in time for the opening of Bob Hawke College in February 2020. Temporary landscaping is now underway, with a final landscape plan to be developed as part of the Master Planning process.

For more information on the demolition visit the project website.

If you have questions about the works, call our 24-hour project information line on 1800 430 844 or send us an email.

We have a new video to share showing progress of the demolition of the Subiaco Oval stadium and reinstatement of the oval to date. To view, click on the image below.

Video link - demolition to date

Vision Concept

During February and March 2019 we sought feedback from the community on the Vision Concept for Subi East. The Vision Concept was an early representation of stakeholder and community feedback received throughout 2018. The community was then asked to provide further feedback on the Vision Concept. A total of 505 comments were received throughout the engagement period and more than 6,000 visitors viewed the site. The feedback received has been collated into a report which summarises the issues raised. A summary can be viewed here, or a full copy of the report can be viewed here

Master planning for the future of the site has commenced. There will be a number of opportunities for the community to be involved in the master planning phase. For more information click here

Subi East Vision Aerial

Early artist impression of Subi East