Landscape Elements, The Oval (WA)

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CATEGORY: Commercial over $1 Million


“The Oval” is the first of three neighbourhoods to be delivered through the 35ha Subi East project; one of the most significant and complex demolition and urban redevelopment projects in WA’s history.

“The Oval” portion of this masterplan incorporates an approximate nine-hectare area around Subiaco Oval. The aim of the overall project has been to create an exciting new north-eastern gateway for Subiaco by delivering vibrant new places for people to live, learn, work and play.

The previous stadium oval was not accessible to the public on an everyday / evening” basis and from public surveys it was desirable to open up this area to become more of a community hub.

Landscape Elements were awarded the project, for works totalling over $12.7m, and included demolition and reconstruction of the oval playing surface back to its AFL standards, including reinstatement of the original goal posts. Construction and installation of a range of quality new community assets around Subiaco Oval, which comprised a 130-metre steel structure called Heritage Plaza with Kiosk, Home and Away change rooms and public toilets. As well as, two shelters adjacent to the oval, bespoke playgrounds that cater for active play, the reinterpreted Sandover Medal Walk, Whadjuk Noongar Six Seasons Bidi Trail, and Heritage of Football history museum. And, the revitalisation of the old oval entry gate area on the corner of Hydn Bunton Drive and Roberts Road, including streetscapes to the new Subiaco Road and Court Place entry.

The 4.1ha park area (consisting of Subiaco Oval and surrounding parkland) offers sporting, play, cultural, heritage, and other learning experiences with a dual focus on Whadjuk Noongar heritage and WA football history, including adaptive re-use of heritage materials.

The heritage listed entry gates have been retained to create the south-west entry to The Oval, old turnstyles installed, original dugouts and 300 old stadium seats restored.

Together with world-class infrastructure and facilities, we believe the measures taken to enhance liveability – through a green network/link, shading, biodiversity shaped through Aboriginal flora insights, connectivity, art, play equipment, picnic/barbecue installations, and application of a gender and abilities lens – have gone beyond the normal.

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Landscape Elements, The Oval