Call for nominations for Subi East Community Reference Group

  • Nominations now open for residents, community/special interest groups and business organisations to join the Subi East Community Reference Group
  • Group will help shape master planning process for Subiaco’s landmark renewal project
  • Volunteers to represent different ages and interests from Subiaco and Perth communities
  • Engagement with a diverse range of people and groups key to achieving quality outcomes 
  • The delivery of one of Western Australia’s most significant urban renewal projects, the Subi East Redevelopment, has reached another milestone with the formation of a Community Reference Group (CRG) to help shape the master planning process.

    Nominations are now open for residents, community and special interest groups, as well as business organisations interested in participating in the Subi East CRG.

    The CRG will play a critical role in providing input to the Subi East Master Plan – the ‘roadmap’ for future development across the 35-hectare precinct.

    Consisting of up to 35 volunteers, the CRG will include a mix of up to 15 individuals from Subiaco and the wider Perth community, together with up to 20 representatives of key community and business organisations, all with an active interest in the delivery of the Subi East landmark renewal project.  

    The individual residents will be selected by random ballot and drawn from three different age groups, including residents aged 25 years and under, residents between the ages of 26 and 40, and residents over the age of 40. An independent probity auditor will oversee the ballot draw.

    The organisational representatives will be nominated by their clubs, groups or associations, as identified by the Subi East team, with one spokesperson from each organisation to provide two-way feedback to the Subi East CRG and to the organisation they represent.

    The first role of the CRG, which kicks off on February 22, 2020, will be to provide input into the cultural context of the Subi East precinct to help ensure the rich and diverse history (European and Whadjuk), heritage, multiculturalism and connection to the area from all demographics are considered and where possible reflected in the future development.

    Once this stage is complete, the CRG will be asked to participate in further workshops and discussions on specific details relating to the master plan such as site layout and height of built form to best meet dwelling targets, streetscape, public realm and landscaping opportunities.   

    The Subi East Redevelopment project will provide more than 2,000 new dwellings around Subiaco Oval, the former Princess Margaret Hospital site and the railway reserve area next to West Leederville train station.

    For further information on the Subi East project, including details on how to apply for the Subi East CRG, visit 

    Nominations close at 5pm on February 12, 2020. The ballot will be held the next day with successful applicants notified on February 14, 2020.

    As stated by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

    “Community engagement has been the cornerstone of the McGowan Government’s approach to the renewal of the Subi East area. The formation of the CRG offers another opportunity to be involved in shaping the outcomes of one of WA’s most significant urban renewal projects.

    “We are deliberately casting the net wide to ensure we hear from a diverse range of voices as we create a new and vibrant chapter in the history of one of our city’s most loved suburbs.

    “Great community places are created when we are able to reflect the needs and aspirations of people from all walks of life and all ages. That is why this process is so important.

    “I urge people to nominate for the Community Reference Group and get involved in the next exciting stage of the Subi East redevelopment.”

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