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  • Tuesday 15 June | Purple Road comes together for WEAAD

    To help mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the City came together with a number of other communities across Perth for the Purple Road project – a community art initiative aiming to raise awareness and education around the serious issue of elder abuse. Craft groups and individual commu... read more
  • Monday 14 June | City helps celebrate NAIDOC Week

    NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for Australians from all walks of life to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, the City of Subiaco is putting on a range of activities across the week, including a traditional Welcome to Count... read more
  • Thursday 10 June | Subiaco Scene

    New CEO appointed, our City gets a new mural, upcoming events, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 9 June | A respectful approach to Subiaco’s heritage

    Subiaco residents value heritage and character as part of their local identity, and protecting this heritage is part of the Strategic Community Plan – the community’s mandate to the City. The City offers a range of incentives and assistance measures for owners of heritage-listed pr... read more
  • Tuesday 8 June | New City of Subiaco CEO appointed

    Following a unanimous decision at the Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 1 June, Mr Colin Cameron has been appointed as the new CEO for the City of Subiaco. Mr Cameron has extensive experience in local government, most recently as Director Corporate Services at City of South Perth where he led... read more
  • Thursday 3 June | Year One students take a trip back in time

    Subiaco Primary School students visited the museum last week to find out how life used to be without mobile phones, the internet or even fridges. The visit focussed on how families and domestic life has changed over the years and taught the Year One class how people used to heat their homes, k... read more
  • Wednesday 2 June | New mix-use sporting area for community

    The community will soon be able to play a game of basketball, cricket, tennis, netball, lacrosse and ping pong at Rosalie Park as a new mix-use sporting area takes shape. The City’s new community space, which includes a garden alongside a number of courts and facilities for different spo... read more
  • Tuesday 1 June | New document explores heritage achievements

    The City’s 2020 heritage and history achievements have been captured in a new document. Heritage Achievements 2020 explores the City’s key highlights in this area looking at cultural and built heritage, engagement with the community, heritage resources, and everything in betwe... read more
  • Monday 31 May | Special Council Meeting - 1 June 2021

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 1 June 2021 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building (241 Rokeby Road).   The purpose of the meeting is for Council consideration of the CEO recruitment and will be a confidential meeting held b... read more
  • Thursday 27 May | Hay Street development application for demolition refused

    At a Special Council Meeting tonight, Council refused an application to demolish the buildings at 424-436 and 440 Hay Street. These buildings have heritage significance and contribute positively to the Rokeby Road and Hay Street Heritage area, and the application was inconsistent with a number... read more
  • Wednesday 26 May | Rokeby Road South Local Planning Development Plan approved

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has now approved certain elements of the Rokeby Road South Local Development Plan (LDP). The LDP has since been published and is operational. The LDP will coordinate future development of the southern end of Rokeby Road, considering development... read more
  • Tuesday 25 May | Researching the history of your property

    Have you ever wanted to unlock the history of your house? Thanks to a new brochure you now have the keys – where to go and the things to look for. With the assistance of Heritage Consultant, Annette Green the brochure was created to be a one-stop-shop detailing useful and readily accessi... read more
  • Friday 21 May | Special Council Meeting - 27 May 2021

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building (241 Rokeby Road).   The purpose of the meeting is to consider the application for development approval which proposes the demolition of the... read more
  • Friday 21 May | Local businesses help reduce waste to landfill

    The City is seeking local businesses who are keen to help reduce waste to landfill through its food organics bin initiative which started early this year. The initiative – which also helps reduce general waste pick-up and processing costs – provides a dedicated food organics bin fo... read more
  • Thursday 20 May | Subiaco Scene

    Upcoming events in the City, find out about the Winter Style Series, the latest news, and more... read more
  • Thursday 20 May | Ward and representation recommendation approved by Minister

    The City’s recommendation to reduce the number of councillors and adjust ward boundaries has now been approved by the Minister for Local Government. After an extensive independent community consultation process, Councillors resolved at February’s meeting to make a submission to the... read more
  • Monday 17 May | Volunteer celebrates 20 years of See Subi on Sunday walks

    This year marks 20 years of the popular See Subi on Sunday walking tours which means 20 years of volunteering for the passionate local behind the walks – Marion Gathercole.   While these walks are now a City institution, Marion admits she never actually set out to be a volunteer but ... read more
  • Friday 14 May | City celebrates 10 years as Waterwise Council

    The City is celebrating 10 years of being a Waterwise Council this year, after being recently re-endorsed as a gold council by the Water Corporation. The award acknowledges and celebrates the City’s commitment to sustainable water management, and encourages local governments to support t... read more
  • Thursday 13 May | Authorised Inquiry report released

    The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has been conducting an Authorised Inquiry into the City since May 2020. The department inquired into governance relating to council members and staff of the City. The report of the inquiry has now been released along with a n... read more
  • Wednesday 12 May | Locals get behind Containers for Change scheme

    City residents have taken the new Containers for Change initiative in their stride, helping to contribute to a circular economy and donate much-needed funds to those who need it. Western Australians have recycled more than 283 million containers since the initiative started in October last yea... read more
  • Tuesday 11 May | Local 11-year-old takes out top spot in Photographic Award

    The 2021 Photographic Award winners have been announced with an 11-year-old Shenton Park resident taking out the Kids category. Oliver Tomkins (pictured below) – who attends Shenton College – took out the top spot for his entry Honeyspew. Judges said it was a fun image and the... read more
  • Monday 10 May | New business hub supporting growth and diversity of Subiaco’s economy

    A new business hub supported by the City is bringing Curtin University students to Subiaco to help encourage growth and diversity of the local economy.   The hub – which is on Rowland Street, just off the main Rokeby Road strip – is serving as an off-campus studio space for the... read more
  • Thursday 6 May | Subiaco Scene

    A message from the Mayor the support local, have your say on a number of matters out for consultation, what to do for Mother's Day in Subiaco, and more... read more
  • Thursday 6 May | New partnership to help upskill current and future community leaders

    A new partnership is enabling the City to deliver free training to current and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community leaders so they can better assist their local community into the future.   The training program, Community Innovators, Volunteers and Leaders, focu... read more
  • Wednesday 5 May | Literature and science combine at Subiaco Library

    Help us celebrate libraries and their workers this May for Library and Information Week with a special visit from Scitech and a story read from space!   Join us for a National Simultaneous Storytime like no other on Wednesday 19 May when Give Me Some Space by Philip Bunting will be read ou... read more
  • Tuesday 4 May | Exhibition shows how community pulled together during war times

    A new exhibition at Subiaco Museum is showcasing some of the ways in which the Subiaco community pulled together in the past to support the war efforts.   It looks into Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD), air-raid wardens and other ways which locals served and contributed to meet the needs of... read more
  • Monday 3 May | COVID vaccination clinic opens at Claremont Showgrounds

    Vaccinations now available to people aged 50 and over Closest community vaccination clinic to City is in Claremont Showgrounds Book your appointment by phoning 13 COVID   From today, Western Australians aged 50 and over can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at three state-run ... read more
  • Friday 30 April | What makes our community so special

    The City proudly celebrated Neighbour Day this year by asking the community to share their stories of what makes Subiaco a special place to live.   The submissions demonstrated our community are great at creating connections with their neighbours and a sense of belonging for all, and that ... read more
  • Thursday 29 April | City seeks budding artists as prestigious award returns

    The City is seeking budding artists to take part in its annual Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists, marking eighteen years of this prestigious award for young creatives.   With Perth-born artist and internationally-acclaimed Shaun Tan as its patron, the award encourages imagination and creat... read more
  • Tuesday 27 April | Amendment to Council Meeting dates

    After a decision of Council at last week’s meeting, the June and August Council meeting dates have changed to the following: June Agenda Briefing Forum – Tuesday 15 June June Ordinary Council Meeting – Tuesday 22 June August Agenda Briefing Forum – Tuesday 17 Aug... read more
  • Friday 23 April | ANZAC Day service cancelled

    Due to a three-day lockdown beginning at midnight tonight, this weekend's ANZAC Day march and services have been cancelled.  This includes the Subiaco Museum special ANZAC Day exhibition. We encourage you to take part in the dawn driveay service once more. Tune in to ABC Radio... read more
  • Friday 23 April | Private laneways to become public roads, giving property owners legal right of way access

    The City will dedicate two laneways as public road, enabling legal right of way access for abutting properties after two Council decisions at Tuesday night’s meeting. Council resolved to dedicate three lots on Ellen Street and purchase and dedicate three lots on Austin Street as public r... read more
  • Thursday 22 April | New Design Review Panel member welcomed

    Ms Denise Morgan has been appointed to the City’s Design Review Panel after a decision of Council this week. The panel, which provides independent expert advice to applicants and Council on significant development applications, has been instrumental in improving the design quality of pro... read more
  • Thursday 22 April | Subiaco is ready for you this long weekend

    With the cooler weather setting in and many restrictions eased, now is the perfect to get out and about in Subiaco to enjoy the long weekend. Remember and commemorate those who served at an ANZAC Day service on Sunday before heading to Subiaco Museum between 9am to 11am to view a special exhib... read more
  • Wednesday 21 April | City to support events that are set to bring vibrancy and diversity to Subiaco

    The City will be supporting two events in the latter half of this year to help increase vibrancy and visitation in the town centre, and add to the diversity of events held across Subiaco. At this week’s meeting, Council voted to support UnWined Subiaco and Secret Gardens through the See ... read more
  • Wednesday 21 April | Subiaco Scene

    Plant subsidy starts this May, have your say on verge valet, Council decisions, and more... read more
  • Tuesday 20 April | Scribblers Festival set to take over Subiaco

    Update 29 April Due to the pandemic, Scribblers Festival has been pushed back: the Schools Program will now run 24 to 28 May at Subiaco Arts Centre and 31 May to 1 June at The Regal Theatre the Family Weekend will now take place 29 to 30 May 2021 at the Subiaco Arts Centre Subiaco St... read more
  • Tuesday 13 April | Recycle your bike and help at-risk youths

    City residents can now give their old bikes a new lease on life, support a circular economy, and help at-risk youths thanks to a new partnership between the West Metro Recycling Centre and Dismantle.   Suitable bikes dropped off at the recycling centre will be saved from scrap metal and do... read more
  • Monday 12 April | ​Local Native Plant Subsidy Scheme starts soon

    Update 27 May: The scheme will be extended for another couple of weeks until 14 June. The City has partnered with the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC), to offer City of Subiaco ratepayers up to eighty local native plants for their verge and garden at the subsidised co... read more
  • Friday 9 April | Subiaco Scene

    Upcoming events including ANZAC Day and Celebrate Subi, major demolition works start at former PMH site, Community Scorecard closes soon and more... read more
  • Thursday 8 April | ANZAC Day in Subiaco

    Help remember and commemorate those who served our country, this ANZAC Day in Subiaco.   The Subiaco-Shenton Park RSL Sub Branch will be holding a march at 8am on Sunday 25 April, starting at Subiaco Post Office and finishing with a service at 8.15am at the Fallen Soldiers War Memorial on ... read more
  • Tuesday 6 April | City continues to support local businesses

    After a large number of businesses set-up shop in Subiaco late last year, the upward trend has continued into 2021 helping to bolster business confidence further and increase vibrancy in the town centre.  The City has welcomed a number of new businesses including gourmet hotdog specialist... read more
  • Wednesday 31 March | A grand celebration of Subiaco arrives this April

    A new 10-day event series, Celebrate Subi, is set to showcase the best of Subiaco this April, highlighting hidden gems and inviting locals and visitors alike to discover a full program of events across the City. An evolution of the one-day Subi Street Party, Celebrate Subi will see pop-up spac... read more
  • Tuesday 30 March | Mini golf, art workshops, Lego challenges and more in Subi these school holidays

    School holidays are almost here and there are plenty of activities to keep the kids and grandkids occupied this autumn in Subiaco.   Book into one of Subiaco Library’s many activities – from art workshops and Lego challenges, to family storytime and plant pot decorating, there&... read more
  • Tuesday 30 March | Major demolition works start at former PMH site

    Major demolition works are set to get underway at the former Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site, a key part of the Subi East precinct.  Extensive planning for the demolition has included the formation of a community reference group, which will provide feedback to DevelopmentWA througho... read more
  • Monday 29 March | Subiaco Pop-up Square opens with a bang

    The City’s new pop-up community space, Subiaco Pop-up Square, opened with a bang over the weekend bringing with it a unique energy and buzz to the town centre. Friday saw roving circus performers take over the space during the day while a pop-up bar and a live acoustic music session ease... read more
  • Monday 29 March | Proposals to enable the full reopening of Hay St not accepted

    The City recently made two proposals to Sanur to help complete the stabilisation works required to enable the full reopening of Hay Street – neither was accepted. Earlier this month, the City issued a Building Order to compel Sanur (the owners of 424 – 436 Hay Street) to stabilise ... read more
  • Thursday 25 March | Subiaco mayor to continue to be popularly elected

    The City will not be changing the current method of election of the mayor after a decision at Council this week. Council considered whether or not to proceed with a poll of electors after a six week public consultation period which showed 53.4 per cent of submissions supported the current meth... read more
  • Thursday 25 March | Subiaco Scene

    Community scorecard opens for feedback, Council decisions from this week's meeting, Celebrate Subi event series is coming, and more City news... read more
  • Wednesday 24 March | Draft Rokeby Road South Local Planning Development Plan gets green light

    The City has been working on plans to coordinate future development of the southern end of Rokeby Road with Council approving the draft Local Development Plan (LDP) last night. The LDP considers development on private land and looks at building height, set back requirements, design standards a... read more
  • Wednesday 24 March | Council support plans for landscaping and public realm around Subiaco Oval

    Subi East is a step closer to becoming a connected green corridor after Council last night broadly approved a DevelopmentWA application that aims to create high quality open spaces and improvements to the existing streetscape.   Following community consultation, led by DevelopmentWA, Counc... read more
  • Monday 22 March | How are we tracking?

    The Community Scorecard is here again to evaluate community priorities and measure the City’s performance against key indicators in the Strategic Community Plan. Let us know your opinion on City services and facilities from libraries and leisure to refuse and roads – and everything... read more
  • Tuesday 16 March | Little leaders at the ready for Subi Kids Crew Junior Rangers session

    The squawk of walkie talkies replaced the magpies’ warbling in Rankin Gardens last week, as the Subi Kids Crew (SKC) were treated to a first-hand account of what it’s like to be a City of Subiaco Ranger. Discovering everything from parking machines to community safety, the honorary... read more
  • Monday 15 March | Pop-up community space coming to Subiaco

    An exciting pop-up community space is coming to Subiaco this autumn to help support local businesses, increase vibrancy, and create somewhere for people to relax and connect.  Subiaco Pop-up Square will feature an array of exciting events and activations including acoustic music sessions,... read more
  • Thursday 11 March | City rangers help to educate dog owners on responsible pet ownership

    City of Subiaco rangers were dishing out paw-some giveaways and ter-ruff-ic advice last week to dog owners in local parks to help reinforce City rules around responsibly owning and exercising a four-legged friend.   The initiative was developed in response to an increase in community feedb... read more
  • Thursday 11 March | Subiaco Scene

    Have your say on a range of projects, find out about an exciting community space coming to Subi this autumn, the latest events, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 10 March | Safety the priority with speed limit change on Rokeby Road

    Shoppers and diners in Subiaco’s vibrant town centre can look forward to improved safety after the speed limit on Rokeby Road, between Roberts and Bagot roads, was recently reduced to 30km/h after years of campaigning.   The section of road, well-known as a destination for restaurant... read more
  • Tuesday 9 March | Hay Street to reopen tomorrow

    Update Wednesday 10 March: Hay Street reopened at 3.50pm today   Hay Street will partially reopen as soon as Wednesday 10 March after Sanur’s structural engineers (Arup) agreed with the City’s specialist structural engineers (Quoin) that 440 Hay Street was not at risk of co... read more
  • Friday 5 March | Update on SAT application lodged by Sanur

    Following the Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 2 March, where Council decided on the next steps to urgently achieve reopening of the road in front of 424 – 436 and 440 Hay Street, the City: engaged a third party consultant to design and install appropriately rated hoarding on Hay St... read more
  • Thursday 4 March | SAT application lodged by Sanur

    For the latest updates on Hay Street, please check the news section. As part of Council’s decision to reopen the road in front of 424-436 and 440 Hay Street, the City yesterday issued building orders to the property owner, Sanur.  These orders included stabilisation works ... read more
  • Wednesday 3 March | Roadmap to reopen Hay Street

    For the latest updates on Hay Street, please check the news section.   Install hoarding to enable the expeditious safe partial reopening of Hay Street Investigate opportunities to support the businesses impacted by the closure Make the report, attachments and decisions from t... read more
  • Friday 26 February | Special Council Meeting - 2 March 2021

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.   The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the unfolding situation regarding the buildings at 440 and 424-436 Hay ... read more
  • Friday 26 February | Update on 424-436 and 440 Hay Street

    For the latest updates on Hay Street, please check the news section. In accordance with the recommendation from Structerre Consulting and Council’s resolution, the City commissioned an additional assessment and report on the buildings by a structural engineer with heritage expertise... read more
  • Thursday 25 February | Bike Plan endorsed by Council

    The Bike Plan 2021-25 was endorsed by Council at this week’s meeting. The plan identifies key opportunities to improve the City’s cycling network and helps set priorities for future cycling infrastructure investment. It also helps inform the City on how to best implement improve... read more
  • Thursday 25 February | Subiaco Scene

    March class update, Neighbour Day celebrations, upcoming 2021 Council Meeting dates, and much more... read more
  • Wednesday 24 February | Ward and representation review recommendation

    After an extensive community consultation process, the City will propose to reduce its number of councillors to eight and adjust the ward boundaries. Last night, Councillors considered the findings of an independently run survey for the number of wards and councillors in the City and resolved ... read more
  • Wednesday 24 February | City to donate to bushfire appeal

    The City will make a $10,000 donation to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund to help those affected by the recent bushfires in the Perth Hills, after a unanimous decision at Council last night. The February bushfire started in Wooroloo and spread 126 kilometres in a north-west directio... read more
  • Monday 15 February | Update on 424-436 and 440 Hay Street

    For the latest updates on Hay Street, please check the news section. A structural engineer with heritage expertise and conservation experience will be urgently engaged to undertake an assessment of the properties at 424-436 and 440 Hay Street after a decision at tonight’s Special Co... read more
  • Sunday 14 February | Special Council Meeting - 15 February 2021

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Monday 15 February 2021 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the unfolding situation regarding the buildings at 440 and 424 - 436 Hay ... read more
  • Friday 12 February | Lifting of post-lockdown restrictions

    In line with State Government COVID-19 restrictions and pending no new local cases, from Sunday 14 February it will no longer be mandatory to wear a mask when entering City facilities, including Subiaco Library, Museum, Lords Recreation Centre and the Administration Centre.   The majority ... read more
  • Friday 12 February | Hay Street closure

    For the latest updates on Hay Street, please check the news section. The temporary partial closure of Hay Street (between Catherine Street and Rokeby Road) has had to be extended, to completely close this section of Hay Street to traffic from early morning Saturday 13 February.   P... read more
  • Thursday 11 February | Subiaco Scene

    Help design a new community space on Churchill Avenue, the latest COVID-19 update from the City, find out about a State Development Assessment Unit application in Subiaco, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 10 February | City rolls out food organics bins

    The City has rolled out food organics bins to local businesses to help reduce waste to landfill in 2021 while reducing general waste pick-up and processing costs. The initiative provides a dedicated food organics bin for businesses and a weekly collection service, with any City of Subiaco busi... read more
  • Saturday 6 February | Notice of reduced traffic flow on Hay Street

    For the latest updates on Hay Street, please check the news section. The section of Hay Street between Catherine Street and Rokeby Road has been reduced to a single lane of traffic flow. The owners of 424-436 and 440 Hay Street have become aware of significant structural issues with th... read more
  • Friday 5 February | Photography awards to celebrate creativity in Subiaco

    After being postponed last year due to the pandemic, the City of Subiaco’s Photographic Awards are once again being held to celebrate creativity in Subiaco and offer photographers a chance to showcase their original works. Entries for the awards open Monday 8 February and are open to all... read more
  • Friday 5 February | Post-lockdown update

    Following the Premier’s announcement today, a post-lockdown transition period will come into effect from 6pm tonight and remain in place until 12.01am on Sunday 14 February. Subiaco Library, Museum, Lords Recreation Centre and other community facilities, such as community centres and pla... read more
  • Monday 1 February | COVID-19 update and Mayor's message

    Due to the Premier’s announcement of a COVID-19 lockdown, the City’s Administration Centre, Subiaco Library, Lords Recreation Centre, Museum and other community facilities, such as community centres and playgrounds, are now closed until 6pm Friday 5 February.  Lords is ex... read more
  • Sunday 31 January | sunset@subi concert cancelled

    Due to a five-day lockdown beginning at 6pm tonight, this evening’s sunset@subi concert has been cancelled. Please visit the WA Department of Health website for more information on the lockdown and what it means for you. read more
  • Thursday 28 January | Australia Day citizenship ceremony

    A fine summer’s morning in Rankin Gardens provided the perfect backdrop for perhaps the most Australian thing one could do on 26 January — become an Australian citizen. 60 new citizens from 29 countries around the world were sworn in at a ceremony on Tuesday morning, becoming the... read more
  • Monday 25 January | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5pm on Thursday 28 January 2021 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building (241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco).   The purpose of the meeting is for Council consideration of the Responsible Authority Report for 51 Forrest St... read more
  • Thursday 21 January | Subiaco Scene

    Where to get your FRINGE WORLD fix in Subiaco, have your say on a number of items, City launches Senior Space, and more... read more
  • Monday 18 January | Rosalie Park set to get floodlighting upgrade

    Floodlighting at Rosalie Park is set to receive a much needed upgrade next financial year after the State Government approved a grant application from the City. Rosalie Park is the City’s largest active recreation reserve and has 13 floodlight poles with 31 individual lights which do not... read more
  • Monday 18 January | Innovative program helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality

    The City of Subiaco is calling for innovators, start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for a free six-month program that will help turn business ideas into reality. The innovative Subiaco Connect program is designed to accelerate, scale-up and commercialise business ideas through a range of mento... read more
  • Thursday 14 January | Turnstiles restored at Subiaco Oval

    The turnstiles at Subiaco Oval have now been reinstated, helping to honour the cultural contribution football has made to the City over the years. Subiaco Oval is a historically significant place for local residents and the wider Western Australian community, and the City strongly advocated ... read more
  • Wednesday 13 January | Community development grant recipient presents Wandana Portraits exhibition

    A Perth artist, inspired by the kaleidoscope of humanity she encountered at the Wandana complex in Subiaco, will display her artworks at a free exhibition at Subiaco Library this month. Local artist Bee K C Tan seeks out moments ensconced by the everyday, teasing out their colours in her portr... read more