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  • Tuesday 31 March | COVID-19 Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday 2 April 2020. In response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Special Council Meeting will be attended remotely (electronically) by elected members, City staff and members of the public.   The p... read more
  • Monday 30 March | Playgrounds and skate parks are now closed

    The City of Subiaco has cordoned off outdoor play areas following an announcement from the Prime Minister last night. The Federal Government advice is that playgrounds, skate parks and outside gyms in public places will be closed from midnight on Monday 30 March 2020. To assist parents in p... read more
  • Friday 27 March | Landlord drops Subiaco business a lifeline

    A generous landlord has dropped a Subiaco business a lifeline during the coronavirus crisis, waiving rent for two months with the arrangements to be reviewed month-by-month thereafter. George’s Meze has been a firm favourite in Subiaco since it opened in 2001, but with the government&rsq... read more
  • Thursday 26 March | Community feedback still needed to plan for the future

    To continue to build on the City’s strong community and plan for growth in the future, the City is developing its first Social Infrastructure Plan, with a survey for the community to have their say open until Friday 3 April. Social infrastructure includes facilities, services and network... read more
  • Wednesday 25 March | Local businesses adapt during difficult times

    While recent government directives have meant many shops and restaurants have had to close their doors during this difficult time, some local businesses are adapting in innovative ways. The iconic and much-loved Subiaco Hotel is temporarily closed but has reopened its adjoining drive-through b... read more
  • Monday 23 March | COVID-19 update: City administration, library and Lords closures

    The City of Subiaco is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19), as advised by the Federal and State Government. The health and safety of the Subiaco community and City employees is our highest priority. In order to continue to provide essential services, the following changes have been introduced... read more
  • Thursday 19 March | Subiaco Scene

    Get the latest COVID-19 update from the City, read about our new milestone carbon reduction plan, find out how you could win a $100 voucher, and more news... read more
  • Thursday 19 March | Ward review to commence

    The City of Subiaco’s ward boundaries structure and elected member representation is set to be reviewed to address a current imbalance of representation – a result from the City of Perth Act 2016.   There is currently an imbalance in representation ratios, with the North Ward u... read more
  • Wednesday 18 March | Milestone carbon reduction plan adopted

    The City of Subiaco is the first local government in the state to develop a comprehensive corporate carbon reduction plan, with the goal of becoming certified carbon neutral by June 2020 and switching to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. The plan was endorsed by Council last night and is ... read more
  • Thursday 12 March | Roadworks on Rokeby Road

    Resurfacing works will take place on Rokeby Road between Thomas Street and Bagot Road on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March. There will also be night works in this area from Monday 16 to Friday 20 March. For alternative routes, please follow traffic controls and detour signs.  read more
  • Friday 6 March | Subiaco scene

    Learn about how the City is planning for population growth but taking part in the Social Infrastructure Plan community consultation. read more
  • Friday 6 March | ​COVID-19 information

    The COVID-19 situation is evolving each day. We will continue to make adjustments as necessary and as directed by the WA Department of Health. This page will continue to be updated. The City is aware that many in the community may have concerns about coronavirus and want to know what is fact a... read more
  • Friday 6 March | ​City responds to State Administrative Tribunal finding

    Last year, a Local Government Standards Panel review found former Councillor Julie Matheson had committed a minor breach of the Local Government Regulations.   Ms Matheson appealed this decision with the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and on 4 March 2020, SAT set aside the finding of ... read more
  • Monday 2 March | Education program to help residents get their waste sorted

    A bin tagging education program is set to make it easier for City residents to get their waste sorted. With several changes in recent years, navigating what belongs in recycling and general waste can be confusing, but bin tagging programs have seen great success in other WA local governments s... read more
  • Monday 2 March | Planning control for Subi Centro to be returned to the City

    The City of Subiaco will take back planning control of the Subi Centro Redevelopment Area from June this year. DevelopmentWA is preparing to transfer the majority of land from the redevelopment area back to the City, with the exception of the Australian Fine China precinct, which is proposed t... read more
  • Friday 28 February | Rough sleeper count project

    The City of Subiaco is calling for volunteers to assist with a street count program to gather information about the number of people sleeping rough in the local community. The Rough Sleeper Count will occur simultaneously in a joint initiative with other neighbouring metropolitan local governm... read more
  • Wednesday 26 February | Special Meeting of Electors

    A Special Meeting of Electors was held at Council Chambers on Monday 24 February, at the request of a number of residents.  The purpose of the meeting was to consider a motion of no confidence in the Mayor, which was raised by electors. The gallery seating capacity of the chambers, 165... read more
  • Wednesday 26 February | Severe storm causes significant damage

    Last night’s severe thunderstorm brought strong winds and heavy rain over much of Perth, including Subiaco, causing widespread damage. Significant impacts were experienced at Mueller Park, Subiaco Oval, Haydn Bunton Drive and Market Square where multiple trees were uprooted. Subiaco O... read more
  • Thursday 20 February | Curtain opens for junior soccer – new safety netting at Rosalie Park

    Subiaco City Junior Soccer Club has received a State Government Grant and City approval to install a retractable netting curtain that provides a safer space for kids playing sport. The safety netting will be installed near the western side of Rosalie Park in April and will create a retractable... read more
  • Thursday 20 February | Subiaco Scene

    Local Planning Scheme No. 5 approved, get involved in the City's upcoming Social Infrastructure Plan survey, find out about a free community event, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 19 February | New panel and committee members appointed

    New members for the City’s Design Review Panel were appointed at last night’s Council Meeting.   The expertise of these highly skilled and passionate panel members will be instrumental in providing independent advice to the Council to assist with improving the design quality of... read more
  • Friday 14 February | New chapter for Subiaco Library

    The E H Parker Library (Subiaco Library) has reopened after its first major interior refurbishment in 17 years. There were kids craft activities, guided tours and free library bags to celebrate opening day with all members of the community invited along to see the new flexible space and commun... read more
  • Friday 14 February | Local Planning Scheme No. 5 has been approved

    The City of Subiaco yesterday received confirmation that the Minister for Planning has approved Local Planning Scheme No. 5. The next step of the process is for the approved scheme to be published in the Government Gazette. This is expected to occur on Friday 21 February 2020. Once the sche... read more
  • Thursday 6 February | Subiaco Scene

    Find out about the new-look library reopening, get involved in shaping our Bike Plan, and win tickets to one of WA's most significant stage productions... read more
  • Thursday 6 February | Join a working group for the City's new Bike Plan

    If you use two wheels, we want your two cents.  The City of Subiaco is developing its Bike Plan to encourage and increase bicycle use for transport and recreation. The actions that come out of the Bike Plan will make it safer and more convenient to ride within the City of Subiaco.   ... read more
  • Wednesday 5 February | Subiaco’s recycling continues to be processed appropriately while negotiations for long-term solution take place

    Following the November 2019 fire which destroyed the Cleanaway recycling facility, the City implemented an interim solution to avoid recycling materials being sent to landfill. Unlike some other local governments affected, the City of Subiaco self-manages the collection of waste and recycling ... read more
  • Wednesday 5 February | Repurposed street trees hand-crafted for Bob Hawke College

    Three felled trees from the Kitchener Park site, which had to be removed during construction of Bob Hawke College, have been repurposed as beautiful hand-crafted furniture. The street trees were required to be removed from Coghlan Road in 2018 to create a safe student drop-off area. The tre... read more
  • Monday 3 February | Bob Hawke College opens

    Subiaco’s new public-intake high school, Bob Hawke College opened its doors to around 260 Year 7 students today. Situated on Kitchener Park next to Subiaco Oval, construction began as part of the State Government’s Subi East Redevelopment project in 2018. The second stage of constr... read more
  • Thursday 30 January | Brand new mural for 30th anniversary of Bran Nue Dae

    Subiaco’s connection to one of Western Australia’s most significant stage productions will be commemorated with a new mural at the corner of Rokeby and Roberts roads.   The coming-of-age musical, Bran Nue Dae, debuted in 1990 in Broome and was the first Australian Aboriginal mu... read more
  • Tuesday 28 January | Local businesses raise funds for bushfire relief

    The recent bushfires across Australia have been devastating for many families, communities and animal populations, but it’s been heartening to see so many locals offering support and raising funds for those affected. The Vic Hotel recently hosted ‘The Bushfire Relief Fundraiser&rsq... read more
  • Friday 24 January | Special Council Meeting 23 January 2020 – LPS5 update

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco was held on Thursday 23 January 2020. You can view the meeting agenda now, with minutes to follow. The meeting considered a range of motions in relation to the Minister’s consideration of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (L... read more
  • Tuesday 21 January | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday 23 January 2020 in the Council Chambers, 241 Rokeby Road. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a range of motions in relation to the Minister’s consideration on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. ... read more
  • Monday 20 January | Modified LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy to be returned this week

    In December, the City was informed that the Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission required modifications to the Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the Local Planning Strategy respectively. The City is required by legislation to make the modifications and return the ... read more
  • Thursday 16 January | New grant to enable community planting event and more Waterwise verges in Subiaco

    The City of Subiaco has secured a $20,000 grant to hold a community planting day and extend its existing Waterwise Verge Restoration Program, which currently has a waiting list of 47 residents.   The grant – which comes from the Government’s Communities Environment Program thro... read more
  • Thursday 16 January | Subiaco Scene

    Find out about the sunset@subi free picnic concerts, a new environmental grant secured by the City, and the 2020 Council meeting dates... read more
  • Tuesday 7 January | Council backs LPS5 but opposes Minister’s Rezoning Modifications

    The City of Subiaco will ask the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, not to proceed with modifications to Local Planning Scheme 5 beyond those already approved by the Council with widespread community support. The draft LPS5 that Council unanimously endorsed to return to the WAPC in mid-2019... read more
  • Monday 6 January | ​Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Monday 6 January 2020 in the Council Chamber at 241 Rokeby Road. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a report in response to the Minister’s decision on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the Local Planning S... read more