City of Subiaco - City achievements and parking for the future: a wrap-up of recent Council decisions
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City achievements and parking for the future: a wrap-up of recent Council decisions
Monday 21 May 2018

We’re asking you about parking in the Town Centre and celebrating some recent big wins in the city. Read on for a summary of the latest council decisions and achievements.

Council supports Inner City College proposal

The City of Subiaco Council has submitted a recommendation to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) in support of the Development Application for stage one of the future Inner City College at Kitchener Park. Council raised concerns about parking and access issues but acknowledged the city’s ongoing relationship with State Government agencies and the intention to get the best results for the Subiaco community in the overarching Subiaco East Redevelopment project. View the full details of the Subi East Redevelopment project on the MRA website.

Town Centre parking

The city will look to the community for feedback on parking around Rokeby Road and Hay Street after Council gave the go-ahead to begin consultation on the Town Centre Precinct Parking Plan. The plan is the second of four precinct parking reviews to be undertaken with the aim of making parking more simple, accessible and consistent across the city. 

The town centre parking proposal incorporates free time-restricted parking, some ticketed street parking and consistency across city-owned car stations. The city will be seeking feedback in June from residents, business owners and visitors to understand the needs of different road users and the community’s expectations towards parking.

Heritage grants

The City of Subiaco Council has approved $27 600 in Heritage Grants to be awarded for conservation works on eight privately owned properties in Subiaco and Shenton Park. Properties listed on the Heritage List or located within a Heritage Area are eligible to apply for a grant.

The successful grant recipients are residential and commercial properties, including significant repair works to the Rogerson Building at the corner of Rokeby and Roberts roads. Originally constructed in 1925, this landmark federation-style building is a great example of its time and represents the historic development of Rokeby Road as a commercial street from the 1890s and early 1900s. The city will contribute $8000 to assist in the preservation of this important piece of Subiaco history.

City of Subiaco achievements

Mayor Taylor congratulated the community and city staff on recent significant achievements including the 2018 Waterwise Council of the Year award presented by the Water Corporation. Mayor Taylor also acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the community, elected members past and present and city staff in completing significant upgrade works at Lake Jualbup.

New shading at Mabel Talbot

In July 2017 the city installed a new playspace at Mabel Talbot Park, based on feedback from local residents and park users. Since the new playspace opened, park users have requested additional shading in the Pirate Playground.  The city has allocated $30 000 in the draft 2018/19 budget to install a shade sail over the swing set in the Pirate Playground. The city will also continue to plant additional trees around the playspace to provide further, natural shading. 

Minutes from the 15 May 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting are available on the agendas and minutes page.