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  • Thursday 18 July | See science in action at Subiaco Library this August

    Visit Subiaco Library from Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August to celebrate National Science Week. Come along to a lunchtime talk for adults on the fiftieth  anniversary of the moon landing, or bring the family and a picnic for an astronomy night under the stars.   Science after... read more
  • Thursday 11 July | Subiaco Scene

    In this edition of Subiaco Scene, read about Daglish being recognised for its heritage significance and the hosting inclusive events workshop. read more
  • Thursday 11 July | Tuesday is the new treat day

    Do you work in the City of Subiaco? See Subiaco has teamed up with over 20 restaurants and cafés around Subiaco, to bring you delicious offers for Treat Yo’self Tuesday. Offers range from combo deals, light bites, desserts and bonus inclusions. For example, enjoy a $10 meal deal from Ju... read more
  • Wednesday 10 July | Daglish receives classification from National Trust of Western Australia

    Daglish has been classified by the National Trust of Western Australia as a place of cultural heritage significance. The classification makes an important statement about the history and cultural heritage values of Daglish, without adding restrictions on development for homeowners. The Nationa... read more
  • Wednesday 3 July | Friday 5 July opening hours

    The city’s Administration Centre at 241 Rokeby Road will be closed from 4pm on Friday 5 July and open as usual at 8.30am on Monday 8 July.  For emergencies, please contact the city’s after-hours service on (08) 9237 9222. read more
  • Thursday 27 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this edition of Subiaco Scene, read about the Final Siren Funday to farewell Subiaco Oval and have your say on planning consultations. read more
  • Monday 24 June | City’s doors to reflect six Noongar seasons

    Proud Noongar woman and artist, Seantelle Walsh, will share and honour the six Noongar seasons, their colours, flora and fauna through her illustrations on the city’s Administration Centre front doors during NAIDOC Week, which is held from Sunday 7 to Sunday 14 July. A descendant of the ... read more
  • Friday 21 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this edition of Subiaco Scene, read about the Council decision on LPS5 and how to enter the 2019 Photographic Awards. read more
  • Thursday 20 June | Subiaco opens the gate to re-instating turnstiles at Subiaco Oval

    Football may be gone but the City of Subiaco seeks to honour its cultural contribution, by supporting a push to have heritage turnstiles re-instated at the Subiaco Oval heritage-listed entry gates. Subiaco Oval is a historically significant place for local residents and the wider Western Austr... read more
  • Thursday 20 June | LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy to WAPC

    The end is in sight for draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 after Subiaco Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to forward the scheme to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) with a series of recommendations in response to submissions.   The recommendations seek to further reduce ... read more
  • Tuesday 18 June | Thank you, driver

    Each Friday, young resident, Sosuke would wait outside his home as City of Subiaco truck driver, Ian  conducted his weekly rounds in his truck, Wally the Waste Warrior. Ian said the unlikely duo struck up a unique friendship that spanned several years, before Sosuke’s family returne... read more
  • Tuesday 18 June | Unanimous council decision for LPS5

    Subiaco Council has recommended draft Local Planning scheme No. 5 be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission with additional modifications. Council deliberated the decision at its ordinary council meeting tonight and the vote was unanimous.  The additional modifications... read more
  • Monday 17 June | Celebrate NAIDOC week with the City of Subiaco

    A celebration of activities and events will grace the city for NAIDOC week from 7 to 14 July, including partnerships with Noongar artist, Seantelle Walsh and Australia’s leading Aboriginal theatre company, Yirra Yaakin. NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) ... read more
  • Monday 17 June | Council meeting 18 June

    The City of Subiaco’s next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday 18 June at 5.30pm. Doors to the Council Chamber will open at 5pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting. Please register upon arrival and follow staff instructions. Those... read more
  • Friday 14 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this edition of Subiaco Scene, read about the Community Development Grants and how to park for longer in Subiaco's town centre. read more
  • Wednesday 12 June | Local government policies to support LPS5 in delivering good design and development outcomes

    The recommendation to forward draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) to the Western Australian Planning Commission with no further modifications will be considered by council next week. City of Subiaco planning officers analysed 298 submissions on the modifications and are recommending the... read more
  • Friday 7 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this edition of Subiaco Scene, read about the new Market Square Playground and get your entries ready for the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers. read more
  • Thursday 6 June | Subiaco continues ambitious push for Cultural Space

    The City of Subiaco has intensified its efforts to secure a Cultural Space as part of the Subi East Redevelopment by pitching the idea to Premier Mark McGowan.   City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor and CEO Rochelle Lavery met with the Premier and Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti, to disc... read more
  • Friday 31 May | Fire safety tips for winter

    As the cooler temperatures hit Perth, homeowners tend to warm up their heaters and dust their fireplaces to brace for the cold. Unfortunately, home heating is a major cause of house fires in winter. There are some things you can do to reduce the risk of a house fire, including regular smoke al... read more
  • Thursday 30 May | Subiaco Scene

    Get your pens and laptops ready, Western Australian students - the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers opens on Tuesday. Register for the Subiaco Oval Demolition and Construction Community Reference Group to have your say, and we recognise our dedicated volunteers... read more
  • Thursday 30 May | Tim Winton Award judges call out

    Are you interested in helping young writers to build their creative confidence? The City of Subiaco is seeking expressions of interest from people with a background in creative writing or children’s literature to join the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers judging panel. The panel rea... read more
  • Monday 27 May | Recognising our dedicated volunteers

    During this year’s National Volunteer Week, the City of Subiaco formally recognised the efforts of its dedicated volunteers with a special event lunch and awards presentation. The city has 56 volunteers who contribute an average of 1700 hours of their time every year. The volunteers rang... read more
  • Friday 24 May | Subiaco Scene

    This week we say thank you to our volunteers for all of their hard work, invite avid readers to an Author Talk with Subiaco writer Robert Jeffreys and provide an update on LPS5.  read more
  • Friday 24 May | Town Centre parking update

    The city is implementing changes to parking in the town centre based on the Town Centre Parking Precinct Plan, which was adopted by Council on 16 October 2018.   In November 2018, the city implemented the first change - reducing parking fees in car stations.   The next stage of the ... read more
  • Friday 17 May | Subiaco Scene

    Subiaco Scene this week offers entrepreneurs a one-week training program that could provide a clear way forward for a business idea. All-day parking in the city is easier than ever before and young residents participating in voluntary community development projects are encouraged to apply fo... read more
  • Thursday 16 May | Subiaco community to have certainty on LPS5 next month

    Subiaco Council is set to make its final recommendation on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) at the June ordinary council meeting, before the document is sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).    Following a robust consultation period in 2018, council endors... read more
  • Wednesday 15 May | Junior footy gets a kick on Subi Oval

    Last Sunday, Subiaco Junior Football Club proved that you don’t need big boots or an AFL Guernsey to have a kick on Subiaco Oval. The West Australian Football Commission organised a junior football match with the local sporting club to celebrate Mother’s Day. It was a nod to the... read more
  • Tuesday 14 May | Honorary rangers learn what it takes

    Do you know what our rangers do in the City of Subiaco? It’s more than you think – and the newest honorary rangers can give everyone the lowdown. With the help of Bob the German Shepherd and the city’s experienced compliance team, the Subi Kids Crew (SKC) learned what it take... read more
  • Friday 10 May | Subiaco Scene

    Get all the details for Subi Blooms this Mother's Day weekend, learn how to have 'less stuff' at a BYO Lunch & Discover with Lindsay Miles and join a tea party for a free morning of fun.  read more
  • Monday 6 May | Shaun Tan Awards sparks confidence and creativity according to art teachers

    With entry numbers increasing each year, a Perth high school teacher is hailing the positive impact the Shaun Tan Award is having on young students and their creative confidence. Jane Roche, junior school arts teacher at Scotch College in Swanbourne, said the award had become a staple in her a... read more
  • Monday 6 May | Appointment of Director Community and Development Services

    Experienced local government professional Marion Morton has been successfully recruited to the role of Director Community and Development Services at the City of Subiaco.   The position has oversight of cultural services, planning and development, recreation services including Lords, and b... read more
  • Friday 3 May | To verge or not to verge!

    The colours of the rainbow will grace Smyth Road this year thanks to a new waterwise verge garden.   Did you know a typical verge lawn can use anywhere from 40,000 to 60,000 litres of water to sustain it over summer? The environmental benefits of establishing low water use plants on verges... read more
  • Friday 3 May | Subiaco Scene

    This week’s Subiaco Scene encourages all budding writers to embrace storytelling and get writing. Make a plan for Mother’s Day with a historic walk and/or a stroll through Rokeby Road over the weekend to discover blooming surprises. read more
  • Wednesday 1 May | Native plants for $1.50

    For one month, starting Monday 29 April, Subiaco residents can purchase discounted native plants to promote water-wise options in residential gardens.   Planting native seedlings helps create an attractive, water-wise garden that supports native birds and butterflies.   By choosing ... read more
  • Wednesday 1 May | City of Subiaco partners with Curtin University to ignite business ideas

    The city of Subiaco is on the hunt for two local organisations  to be sponsored as part of an intensive growth program for entrepreneurs and budding businesses. The City of Subiaco is proud to announce a partnership with Curtin University to bring the Ignition Scholarship Program to Subia... read more
  • Tuesday 30 April | No change to council structure

    There will be no changes to the number of councillors or ward boundaries prior to the local government elections in October 2019. Subiaco Council is comprised of four wards (North, East, Central and South) with eleven councillors and the Mayor who represents the entire district. A ward and ... read more
  • Friday 26 April | Subiaco Scene

    Calling all young artists, the 2019 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists is now open. Get all the necessary entry information in this week's Subiaco Scene. Plus, plan which shows you'll be seeing at the 2019 Perth Comedy Festival, supported by See Subiaco.  read more
  • Saturday 20 April | Subiaco scene

    Find out about Anzac Day services and how you can purchase native plants during the month of May for just $1.50.  read more
  • Thursday 18 April | Could this 15-year-old be the future Mayor of Subiaco?

    If you’re wondering what young people in Subiaco get up to, you might find it hard to keep up. High-achieving Shenton Park student, Niamh Walsh is a fifteen-year-old Subiaco resident who is busy studying and working, and was recently accepted for the YMCA Youth Parliament program. You... read more
  • Tuesday 16 April | Pavilion Markets memory lives on at Subiaco museum

    Demolition works have begun at the Pavilion Markets site and the main markets building will be knocked down in early May. The redevelopment project symbolises the start of a new story for the landmark site, but the history of Subiaco’s famous markets will be preserved at Subiaco Museum. ... read more
  • Monday 15 April | Why local stories matter on ANZAC Day

    Peter Hopper is a Vietnam Vet. A former school teacher, he went to war in 1967 and served as an Acting Sergeant at the age of 21.   Peter has been the President of the Shenton Park sub-branch Returned and Services League since 2005 and has run its ANZAC Day service for fourteen years. He s... read more
  • Saturday 13 April | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, read all about the school holiday activities planned around the city, make a plan to get along to the Lords Open Day and remember that this is your last chance to have your say on the modifications to draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. read more
  • Friday 12 April | Easter opening hours

    The City of Subiaco Administration Centre at 241 Rokeby Road will closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day and will open at 9am (instead of 8.30am) on Thursday 18 April. For details on the Subiaco and Shenton Park Anzac Day services, visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/events Subia... read more
  • Saturday 6 April | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene is a must-have to navigate this weekend's Subiaco Street Party! It also contains details about Seniors' Coffee Club, Lego at the Library and volunteering in Subiaco. read more
  • Friday 5 April | Plan your journey to Subiaco Street Party

    If you’re heading to the Subiaco Street Party this Saturday, here are some handy suggestions on how to get there.    Traffic management will be in place diverting the majority of Hay Street traffic at Townshend Road. Please remember to drive carefully and follow directions. The ... read more
  • Saturday 30 March | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene will tell you all you need to know about the upcoming Subiaco Street Party, as well as details about Neighbour Day, the Art in April program this school holidays and the proposed expanded Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area. read more
  • Thursday 28 March | The facts on dwellings and green space

    The Subiaco community has made it clear that appropriately located and well-planned density and preservation of green space are important considerations in planning for the future – and the City of Subiaco is listening. Find out more about the foundations of council’s decisions on fut... read more
  • Wednesday 27 March | Reminder: LPS5 submissions need to address modifications

    Last month, council adopted the draft Local Planning Strategy and proposed modifications to draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). The adopted strategy is now council’s formal position and will soon be submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The strategy outlin... read more
  • Saturday 23 March | Subiaco Scene

    It's that time of year again – the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists is almost upon us! Entries open on Monday 29 April so students are encouraged to get their thinking caps on and let their imaginations run wild. Also in this week's Subiaco Scene is information about Waste Watchers... read more
  • Saturday 16 March | Subiaco Scene

    Read this week's Subiaco Scene to find out how to vote for Lake Jualbup in the Waterwise Council Community Choice Awards, learn about the excellent autumn promo available when you become a member of Lords and discover the changes that have recently taken place at the recreation centre. read more
  • Friday 15 March | Hamilton Street Bridge demolition

    Demolition of the Hamilton Street Bridge will take place this weekend from 7pm, Friday 15 March to 6am, Monday 18 March, during the day and night. Residents and business owners in the adjacent area will hear construction and machinery noise related to the bridge removal, and may encount... read more
  • Thursday 14 March | Here’s what office workers in Subiaco are doing to keep fit

    If you work in the Subiaco Town Centre you may have witnessed the Viridian Advisory Cycle Brigade rolling into work each morning. Something of a health supergroup, the cycle gang takes advantage of Perth’s Mediterranean climate and the excellent end-of-trip facilities at their workplace ... read more
  • Wednesday 13 March | Vote for Lake Jualbup

    The Lake Jualbup Management Plan has been nominated for the 2019 Waterwise Councils Community Choice Award and we need your votes!  Known to locals as the ‘jewel of Shenton Park’, Lake Jualbup underwent a signifcant upgrade in 2018 in an effort to ensure it maintains... read more
  • Tuesday 12 March | Hello, neighbour!

    Go-getter Shenton Park resident, Marie-Lise Schläppy is spreading the love this Neighbour Day in a bid to connect more than forty residents living in her apartment complex. Ms Schläppy moved to Shenton Park in 2017 and said Neighbour Day was a great initiative for building simple connections. ... read more
  • Saturday 9 March | Subiaco Scene

    Read about plans for an innovative cultural space in Subiaco East, find out about Bike Week events planned for the city and take your last chance to enter Race Around Subi. read more
  • Tuesday 5 March | Changes to meeting start time

    In order to maintain consistency for meetings of council, the city’s monthly Agenda Briefing Forums will now begin at 5.30pm instead of 5pm. Council Agenda Briefing Forums are part of the city’s new meeting structure and are held on the Tuesday before each Ordinary Council Meeting.... read more
  • Saturday 2 March | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, you can read all about the Subiaco Pavilion Markets site development approval, find out how to have your say on the name for Inner City College and get all the details for the Bike to Work Breakfast. read more
  • Wednesday 27 February | Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Subiaco Oval

    A new sporting history and cultural space at Subiaco Oval is being championed by the City of Subiaco. The City of Subiaco wants the State Government to include an innovative cultural space in its plans for the redevelopment of Subi East – a place that’s not only an asset for locals... read more
  • Tuesday 26 February | What does it take to get a laneway named after you?

    Family-run Hiddlestone Electrics will soon celebrate 100 years in Subiaco. These local stalwarts of our business community were inducted into the Family Business Association’s Hall of Fame in 2016, in addition to being finalists in several recent Master Electricians Australia awards. ... read more
  • Tuesday 26 February | Update on ward and representation review

    At its meeting on 12 February 2019 Council reconsidered options in its review of ward boundaries and councillor representation, after no definitive outcome was reached in previous meetings. The Elected Members’ motion moved by Councillor McMullen, to inform the Local Government Advisory ... read more
  • Saturday 23 February | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, we explain what's next for LPS and LPS 5, make a note of road closures this Sunday and encourage to use our new community map. read more
  • Saturday 23 February | Subiaco Pavilion Markets site development approved

    An application to develop the former Subiaco Pavilion Markets site was approved unanimously at a meeting of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).  City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said it was the high-quality design combined with the community benefts that ... read more
  • Thursday 21 February | Hamilton Street Bridge temporary closure: 25 February to September 2019

    From 25 February 2019, the Hamilton Street Bridge across the railway line in West Leederville will be closed by Main Roads so that the old timber bridge can be replaced with a new steel and concrete structure. The bridge and adjacent principal shared path (PSP) will close t... read more
  • Thursday 21 February | What's on in your community and where?

    Have you seen the city’s new community map? Located under ‘Our community’, the interactive map shows community members the location and details of community groups and clubs that operate within the City of Subiaco. Venues fall into a range of categories, i... read more
  • Tuesday 19 February | The Ring Summer Criterium Series: Road Closures

    Round 4 of The Ring Criterium Series of road bike races will be held on the streets of Subiaco this Sunday 24 February. New racers and children are all welcome join in the fun and inclusive atmosphere of this special event. The closed streets of Subiaco provide the perfect mix of high-octane raci... read more
  • Saturday 16 February | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, find out about the grants we're offering for get-togethers on Neighbour Day and learn how you can have your say on the amended draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 5. read more
  • Friday 15 February | Blanket density scrapped in modified LPS5, community to comment on modifications

    Subiaco Council has confirmed a way forward for LPS5 that directly responds to the community’s resounding feedback.   Modified versions of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) and the Local Planning Strategy were supported at the 7 February Special Council Meeting.   Start... read more
  • Friday 15 February | Council supports Pavilion Markets site development

    Subiaco Council has supported a development application for the former Pavilion Markets site which will see a ground floor renewal of the popular shopping quarter with a mix of retail, food, beverage and entertainment offerings, plus the addition of 240 new residential apartments. Under the pr... read more
  • Saturday 9 February | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, find out how you can have your verge made Watersie for free! We also give you an update on Subi East and Landcorp's Vision Concept, as well as the special promotion Subiaco Library is running for Valentine's Day. read more
  • Friday 8 February | Special Council Meeting decisions

    Last night, Council supported the modified Local Planning Scheme No. 5 with an amendment to publicly advertise for 60 days.   The Local Planning Strategy was supported with amendments.   Thank you to everyone in the community who attended the meeting.     The city apolog... read more
  • Thursday 7 February | Twenty-five years of hair on Hay Street

    Meet Sharlene from Circles of Subiaco.  For more than 25 years, this iconic hair and beauty salon has been servicing clients from the Western Suburbs and beyond. In 2018, this local gem won the Best Hair Salon Business of the Year Award at the Hair Expo Australia event in Melbourne. Sh... read more
  • Monday 4 February | Weekend internet outage

    The city experienced technical difficulties with its internet service from 2pm on Saturday 2 February until 8am Monday 4 February.   This means that some emails sent to the city, city employees and elected members during this period may not have been delivered. If you sent the City of Subi... read more
  • Saturday 2 February | Subiaco Scene

    Perth Festival is coming to Subiaco! Read about Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam's Lang Toi (My Village) in this week's Subiaco Scene. You'll also find out how to access Neighbour Day grants and where to go to have your say on the Subi Centro Precinct Parking Plan. read more
  • Friday 1 February | Pavilion Markets, Ward Review, Strategic Financial Plan to be discussed at first public council briefing

    A new approach to council meetings means you will have access to more information on council agenda items prior to the final decision. In November last year, council adopted a new format for its 2019 meetings, with the first ordinary council meeting cycle set to start next week. The more tr... read more
  • Thursday 31 January | Community turns out to ask questions about LPS 5

    A Special Council Meeting was held last night to provide information about the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS 5) and draft Local Planning Strategy. Download the presentation slides from the meeting. (PDF, 3.4MB)   The information below is intended to provide clarification on som... read more
  • Saturday 26 January | Subiaco Scene

    Subilicious is alive and kicking in Subi! Make sure you check out Subiaco's Fringe World hub this weekend. In other news, letters regarding specific LPS5 information have been posted to all properties and make a note that night works will take place on Rokeby Road from Sunday 3 to Tuesday 5 F... read more
  • Friday 25 January | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019 in the Administration Centre, Council Chambers, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Stra... read more
  • Thursday 24 January | Modified LPS5 now available

    The City of Subiaco is recommending modifications to the advertised version of Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) in response to community feedback received last year.   The modified LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy will be considered at a Special Council Meeting on 7 February. The modifie... read more
  • Wednesday 23 January | Meet your local physiotherapist

    Helen Potter is a local physiotherapist who lives and works right here in Subi. Helen owns and operates In Touch Physiotherapy, on Churchill Avenue where she’s been treating clients for more than ten years. Her daily commute includes a walk to work with a stop at one of her favourite loc... read more
  • Saturday 19 January | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, we outline the next steps for the draft Local Planning Policy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5, list next week's school holiday activities at Lords and celebrate Fringe World's arrival in Subiaco with Subilicious. read more
  • Tuesday 15 January | Junior council says two dogs enough – a mock vote by Subi Kids Crew

    Late last year, eight members of the Subi Kids Crew (SKC) acted as council for a day to learn the role of local government and the responsibilities of councillors, the mayor and the chief executive officer. Mayor Penny Taylor met with the crew and told them what her responsibilities were as a ... read more
  • Wednesday 9 January | Bert’s balmy summer nights at Jus Burgers

    Meet Bert Giancristofaro, owner and managing director of Jus Burgers. Bert is passionate about creating a great customer experience at Subiaco’s much-loved burger joint. “We want Jus Burgers to be an asset for the community.  Somewhere locals can call their own and wander down... read more
  • Monday 7 January | Safety warning – hidden dangers of attaching items around your home

    State government entities Building & Energy and Consumer Protection have recently released an important safety warning alerting consumers to the risks of attaching leisure equipment, such as hammocks, basketball hoops and shade equipment etc, to masonry structures which may not be d... read more
  • Tuesday 1 January | School holiday activities in Subiaco

    There are plenty of opportunities to keep the kids occupied in Subiaco during the summer school holidays. Book in for free activities at Subiaco Library, or check out the program at Lords Recreation Centre suitable for primary-school aged children. There are also a number of outdoor events that ... read more