The Nyungar area now known as Subiaco, in Western Australia has a long and rich history with stories from the Early settlers and Benedictine monks, through the first and second world wars, as the state's home of Australian Rules Football for over 100 years, as the birthplace of many and as a vibrant, green group of inner-city suburbs. It has contributed so much to the fabric of Perth and is home to many important landmarks.
Subiaco has also consistently led the way in modelling what a successful, diverse, higher density, inner-city commercial and residential area can be. It is and always has been such a special and proud place and has one of the highest densities in the State!
Now the State Government and the City of Subiaco are planning to double the population of the City through rezoning and high-rise development. This is simply unjustified and will permanently destroy the City's unique historical village feel, character and amenity - the very things that make Subiaco so appealing to everyone who lives, works or visits here.
Subiaco can achieve density targets without this destructive plan so don’t let it happen! Help us Save Subi and protect this important and precious place for current and future generations. This is a fight for us all, because you can’t replace history. Once it’s gone, its gone.
What they’re Planning - Now...
Simply put, this new, modified plan still allows a doubling of the population and dwelling density that will result in highrise blocks apartments abutting single storey character filled homes and streets. This will irrevocably change Subiaco amenity and appeal, forever. Throughout the town centre there are so many areas that we are not being clearly told what heights developers can build to, when they ask for bonus storeys or 'discretions'! And as for public open space, already at unhealthy low levels in Subiaco, where is the commensurate increase in public open space for all this extra density?
Refer to the zoning table above to help clarify just what's being proposed - that's a whole lotta high-rise!
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What we’re Saying...
So we've taken this to Parliament...
Click on the image above to read the petition text. We've put this Legislative Council petition together to table in Parliament requesting rejection of the Planning Scheme, major review and modification of the Planning Strategy and a pause on the whole thing until the MRA's Masterplan for Subi East is released next year. Subi's future deserves much better planning than has been delivered by the Council and the State Government, and Save Subi is standing up to ensure it happens.
Here's What Else is Happening...
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