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Who is constructing Bob Hawke College? What is happening to Subiaco Oval? Find out these answers and more with our frequently asked questions.


When will construction start?

Preliminary earthworks have been completed and the main works have started. PACT Construction, the company which completed the preliminary earthworks, is now building the college. Scheduled working hours for construction of stage one of the college are 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Saturday in accordance with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997. Construction is on target to be completed for the start of the 2020 school year.

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Why is Bob Hawke College being built on Kitchener Park?

Subiaco is at the heart of population growth in the inner and western suburbs. Bob Hawke College will provide enrolment relief for neighbouring secondary schools.

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What will happen to Subiaco Oval?

The oval playing surface will be retained for shared use by students at the college and community recreational use.

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Will any trees need to be removed?

To allow for realignment of the underground water pipes and services infrastructure, 12 trees have been removed along the western edge of the college site. This has helped prepare the area for construction of the college.

As part of the school landscaping, 37 new trees will be planted.

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Will the West Coast Eagles continue to train at Subiaco Oval?

The West Coast Eagles will continue to train at Subiaco Oval until its new facilities at Lathlain Park are completed.

The West Coast Eagles gymnasium and communications office is being relocated within the stadium to accommodate the new school construction.

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Can I ask another question?

If you have a query about the construction of Bob Hawke College, email

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