Subi East Redevelopment
Subi East is a significant urban redevelopment initiative in Perth’s inner west, undertaken by the State Government of Western Australia through DevelopmentWA. This ambitious project aims to establish a new north-eastern gateway for Subiaco, which not only acknowledges and preserves the area’s rich heritage but also recognises its strategic location on the outskirts of Perth’s central business district.
The development area encompasses several diverse and expansive sites, including the former Princess Margaret Hospital, the surroundings of Subiaco Oval, the newly established Bob Hawke College and Mueller Park, as well as the West Leederville train station and the adjacent railway reserve land. The integration of these locations presents a unique opportunity to create a thriving and well-connected inner-city hub that harmoniously blends the old and new.
With an ultimate goal of accommodating more than 4,000 new residents, Hames Sharley led urban design and architectural elements of the project to design and execute the Subi East Master Plan alongside landscape architects, UDLA. Serving as the vision keeper for the project, this collaborative effort involved close cooperation with a multi-disciplinary team of consultants.
To ensure inclusivity and a sense of community ownership, a co-design process was employed, actively engaging the Stakeholder Reference Group and the Subi East Elders Group. By incorporating their valuable insights and feedback, the project team was able to refine the design outcomes, resulting in the creation of a connected village that caters to the needs of all generations.
The approved Master Plan is supported by a comprehensive planning framework, which includes design guidelines and policies aligned with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Scheme. This holistic approach ensures that the development not only meets the present requirements but also adheres to the long-term vision for the area, thus fostering sustainable growth and positive urban transformation.
Delivery of the Subi Oval Precinct commenced in 2022 with Stage 1 of the Subdivision Plan prepared by Hames Sharley. This is supported by the development of heritage landscaping to celebrate football heritage of Subiaco Oval and a Noongar six seasons bidi and extensive public art.