Austadiums.com has been given a response to the information that we obtained about the governance of the major facility for Perth.
In order to give the readership full knowledge of what's going on, we have published the statement in its entirety.
The Taskforce has undertaken extensive consultation with all major sports codes as part of its review of existing stadia and this is ongoing. Stage Two works involves liaising closely with the major sports to determine their planning, design and other requirements of a new multi-purpose and rectangular stadium. Discussions on governance and management issues are an important part of this ongoing consultation.
The Taskforce's work also includes a full assessment of the WAFC's Subiaco Oval redevelopment proposal, both in terms of its proposed design capability and governance model. The Taskforce continues to work with the WAFC to gather the information required to provide an accurate analysis.
In the Interim Report, the Taskforce recommended that national/international-level sporting infrastructure should be independent of sporting codes and managed through a trust or series of trusts under the direction of the State Government. This position has not changed.
Negotiations with the WAFC, as the venue manager of the State’s current major stadium, are critical to the Taskforce being able to provide the Government with the best possible advice on future stadia governance.
The involvement of other sports, however, is crucial to the efficient operation of the multi-purpose stadium and the Taskforce is conducting negotiations on the basis that the stadium is being provided for the benefit of all sports.