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  • Friday 30 October | New live music program inspired by Subi Lounge Series

    A local burger joint is putting on live music every weekend from 31 October to 29 November after being inspired by the success of the recent Subi Lounge Series. Jus Burgers’ 'Burgers, Brews and Blues' program will transform the alfresco space into a laidback rhythm and blues hots... read more
  • Thursday 29 October | ​Subi East masterplan finalised

    The master plan for the Subi East Redevelopment has been finalised. The plan will guide future development of the area which is expected to accommodate more than 2700 new residential dwellings.   Public consultation on the draft plan was open for 60 days and closed on 10 September. ... read more
  • Tuesday 27 October | ​Get on your bike!

    The City’s Bike Month celebrations are continuing into November with a host of free events and activities.   Spring weather is enticing seasoned cyclists and novices to get back on their bikes, and we’ve planned social, educational and informational sessions to support your cyc... read more
  • Monday 26 October | New artwork seating enhances streetscape

    New artwork benches have been installed near the recently-opened Vibe Hotel to provide more seating and enhance the surrounding streetscape. Previous City consultation highlighted the wish for more seating within the Subiaco town centre so, after receiving positive community support earlier th... read more
  • Saturday 24 October | New City initiative to entice kids into the great outdoors

    To celebrate National Children’s Week, the City has launched a Nature Passport to entice kids to play, explore and learn in the great outdoors. The passport was developed with Nature Play WA and includes six park activities, a wildlife safari and additional ideas of things to do outside.... read more
  • Friday 23 October | You won’t believe what this family found behind the fireplace of their heritage home

    Rawson Street in Subiaco radiates a rich history, is full of character – with many stories begging to be told.   The Visser family stripped their Rawson Street home back to its roots preserving the character and charm of the original dwelling, even repurposing some of the original fl... read more
  • Friday 23 October | ​Have your say on the future development of Rokeby Road South

    The City of Subiaco is working on two plans to coordinate future development of the southern end of Rokeby Road.   The State Government has identified the precinct for urban growth – and the City must investigate how to facilitate this.   Two plans have been prepared to help a... read more
  • Friday 23 October | Subiaco Scene

    Help shape the future of Rokeby Road South, get the kids outdoors and win, COVID-19 update, and more... read more
  • Thursday 22 October | City floats innovative idea at Subiaco Common

    An innovative floating island is set to improve water quality and provide a naturally protected habitat for local fauna in a popular Subiaco park. The island, which was installed in Subiaco Common Lake over the weekend, is made up of a base structure supporting native semi-aquatic plants (Baum... read more
  • Wednesday 21 October | ​Temporary courts at Subi East

    The State Government has plans to build temporary hard courts for Bob Hawke College on the site reserved for a community recreation facility in the draft Subi East Masterplan. A development application for six courts has been referred to the City of feedback. The City is currently negotiati... read more
  • Tuesday 20 October | Are you prepared for fire season?

    November to March is fire season in the City. Vegetation can become significantly dry during this period, exacerbating the threat of fire, but there are steps you can take to lessen the hazard. This includes ensuring grass is no greater than 5cm in length, trees and shrubs near structures are ... read more
  • Monday 19 October | ​Your opportunity to improve local democracy

    Subiaco ratepayers, residents, business owners, and workers or visitors to the local area have the opportunity to influence how the local council is structured. The City of Subiaco is reviewing its ward system and the number of elected members. You can contribute via an online survey open unti... read more
  • Thursday 15 October | Subi Lounge Series brings in the crowds

    The 2020 Subi Lounge Series was again dubbed a huge success by audiences, artists and Subiaco businesses. The series took over the town centre for 10 nights of diverse live music in Subiaco’s cafes, restaurants, bars and laneways. Artistic Director Rod Vervest was thrilled with his fi... read more
  • Wednesday 14 October | Containers for Change scheme to help support a local cause

    City residents can now support a worthy cause and a circular economy by donating eligible drink containers at the West Metro Recycling Centre or receiving a refund from the depot at Paraquad Industries as part of WA’s new Containers for Change scheme. The scheme launched earlier this mon... read more
  • Tuesday 13 October | Local students shine at award ceremony

    Acclaimed Western Australian author, Tim Winton, awarded a host of promising local young writers at the twenty-eighth Tim Winton Award for Young Writers ceremony last night. The annual creative writing award attracts short story entries from school students across the state, with more than 135... read more
  • Monday 12 October | ​Calling on residents to play a part in heritage listing

    The City is calling for residents in the Triangle Precinct to nominate buildings, places, parks and streetscapes with heritage value to be added to the Local Heritage Survey.   The Local Heritage Survey helps keep a historic record of the area and tells the story of development of the dist... read more
  • Friday 9 October | Subiaco Scene

    Subi Farmers Market turn 11, Tim Winton Award finalists announced, fruit fly eradication program, and more... read more
  • Friday 9 October | City helps to ignite local businesses

    The City of Subiaco recently partnered with Curtin University to sponsor two local organisations to take part in an intensive growth program for local entrepreneurs and budding businesses. The Curtin Ignition Program is a one-week training course aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and ... read more
  • Thursday 8 October | New West Coast Eagles recruit kicked off her career at Rosalie Park

    One of the West Coast Eagles’ newest recruits kicked off her career as part of the Subiaco Junior Football Club at Rosalie Park after being discovered at Subiaco skate park. Eighteen-year-old Bella Lewis was selected at Tuesday’s AFLW draft as the third pick overall. Well known ... read more
  • Wednesday 7 October | Annual Electors’ Meeting postponed

    The City of Subiaco Annual Electors’ meeting for 2020 has been postponed in line with the State Government’s COVID-19 directions.   According to the directions, general meetings of electors are not permitted while Western Australia is in a State of Emergency. The meeting wa... read more
  • Friday 2 October | Seddon Street Precinct Local Development Plan

    Subiaco is changing and this provides a generational opportunity to build on its existing charm as a favourite place to live, work, play and visit.   Recent investment in Subiaco has reached unprecedented levels in major public and private projects such as the Subi East Redevelopment, Bob ... read more
  • Thursday 1 October | Colourful artwork encourages locals to connect

    A local creative cooperative recently installed some colourful artwork on the footpath at the intersection of Rokeby Road and Hay Street, after receiving a City of Subiaco COVID-19 Community Care Grant. Little Wing Creative wanted the work to encourage people to continue to socially connect wi... read more
  • Tuesday 29 September | New arrival on Rokeby after City connects two local businesses

    A new arrival on Rokeby Road is bringing homemade treats, gourmet groceries and unique lunch options to Subiaco after opening last week with the help of the Hiddlestone family and the City of Subiaco.  Urban Soul Foods already made a name for themselves as a gourmet deli in Crossways Shop... read more
  • Thursday 24 September | Subiaco Scene

    City welcomes Acting CEO, an invite to get involved in The Purple Road initiative, upcoming events in the City, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 23 September | ​Council recommends improvements to Subi East masterplan

    The draft masterplan for Subi East sets out a broad framework to guide future growth and redevelopment of the area for the next 20 years and beyond.   Subiaco Council has considered the plan and the City will now provide formal feedback to DevelopmentWA.   In general, Council suppor... read more
  • Wednesday 23 September | ​Local laws restricting play equipment on verges to be reviewed

    The City of Subiaco will begin a review of local laws which do not currently allow play equipment, like swings, cubby houses and basketball hoops on street verges. The review was initiated at Tuesday night’s council meeting through a motion by Mayor Penny Taylor. "Council request... read more
  • Monday 21 September | City plants special tree to mark International Day of Peace

    The City has planted a ginkgo biloba tree on International Day of Peace at Rankin Gardens to recognise 75 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The tree was grown from seeds originating from one of the few ginkgo trees that survived the bombing in Hiroshima in 1945... read more
  • Friday 18 September | School holiday fun in Subiaco

    Take on a Lego challenge, become a scientist, win a family pass to the Perth Zoo or Scitech, and much more with Subiaco Library these school holidays. The library is hosting a plethora of FREE activities for the kids with the fun set to kick off from Tuesday 29 September. Bookings open onli... read more
  • Wednesday 16 September | Coghlan Road property extension

    The article in The Post on 12 September ‘Get Rid of junk in your garage’ suggests it was unusual for the City to seek to inspect the property in question. An inspection is a normal part of the planning process, when an application is submitted for an additional dwelling to be added... read more
  • Monday 14 September | Online services provide business continuity

    The City has offered online request forms for some time now, but with the pandemic forcing many organisations and businesses to close their physical doors, these online forms allowed the City to continue operating during the restrictions while keeping residents and staff safe. The City has see... read more
  • Friday 11 September | Businesses helping out businesses

    A Subiaco business owner has given another a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic, making a new pop-up shop on Rowland Street possible. Emma Sher from Re_Find Preloved found that while many businesses were turning to the digital space during the pandemic, the concept behind her store didn... read more
  • Friday 11 September | City welcomes Acting CEO

    Cliff Frewing has been appointed as Acting CEO until Council appoints a new permanent CEO for the City of Subiaco.   Cliff has over 40 years’ experience in local government, much of it in leadership roles including leading South Perth through their authorised inquiry. He has made sig... read more
  • Thursday 10 September | ​Free DigiTech series for innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and young guns

    This October, the City of Subiaco is hosting a Digital Futures month featuring a series of cyber education events for adults and young people.  The free series is being delivered in partnership with ECU and Aust Cyber. The City of Subiaco has one of the highest concentrations of STEAM ... read more
  • Thursday 10 September | Subiaco Scene

    Upcoming events, exciting school holiday activities at Subiaco Library, heritage grant rounds open, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 9 September | Live music to take over Subiaco’s venues, laneways and streets

    Some of WA’s best performers are set to turn Subiaco into a toe-tapping, groove-filled cultural melting pot for 10 colourful evenings as the Subi Lounge Series gets underway. The See Subiaco event will bring a diverse line-up of immersive live music to Subiaco’s venues, laneways an... read more
  • Tuesday 8 September | Uncover your family history for free with Subiaco Library

    Subiaco Library is making it easy for members to uncover their family history for a limited time through Ancestry Library Edition – and all for free. Available until 31 December 2020, this online tool allows you to access the same resources that the professionals use so you can start bui... read more
  • Monday 7 September | New partnerships and support for the community

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has initiated a number of new community organisations partnerships and issued specific grants to ensure our community have the assistance they need at this time and into the future.  During the pandemic, Beyond Blue reported a significant inc... read more
  • Monday 7 September | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8 September 2020 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a confidential staff matter. read more
  • Thursday 3 September | Lego Masters winner and local students create new mural for Subiaco

    The City of Subiaco has commissioned Lego Masters 2020 winner and well-known Perth artist, Jackson Harvey, to transform a graffitied underpass in Subiaco with the help of Year Seven Bob Hawke College students through a new mural.  The 25-metre long artwork will increase vibrancy and brigh... read more
  • Friday 28 August | Best Inner City attractions now found on one-stop-shop website

    The people of Perth can for the first time discover the best bars, restaurants, cafés, speciality retailers, events and experiences the Perth metro region has to offer, all in one online space.   Visitors to are now able to explore each neighbourhood via map-based functional... read more
  • Friday 28 August | WESROC news August

    The latest Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) newsletter covers Norfolk Island Pine decline, wildflowers, native plant subsidy scheme and the western suburbs greening plan.  read more
  • Monday 24 August | New visitors flock to Subiaco for coffee series

    The recent Subi Coffee Series attracted hundreds of new visitors to Subiaco, with caffeine-themed masterclasses, specials, pop-up bars, and coffee cocktails taking over the town for the week-long event. Close to 20 venues took part in the See Subiaco initiative which shone a spotlight on ... read more
  • Friday 21 August | Sustainable living stream installed at Cliff Sadlier Reserve

    After receiving positive community feedback, the City has installed a living stream in the drain outlet at Cliff Sadlier Reserve to improve its function and appearance. The living stream will provide a number of benefits including slowing water run-off, preventing erosion, increasing biodivers... read more
  • Thursday 20 August | Subiaco Scene

    City budget delivers average 6 per cent saving to ratepayers, City partners with Beyond Blue, grants now available for community organisations, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 19 August | ​Average rate saving of $140 for households in City of Subiaco budget

    Budget highlights No increase to rates revenue, waste charges, Emergency Service Levy or the minimum rate $2 million COVID-19 contribution from reserves to reduce financial burden on ratepayers The average saving for ratepayers is over 6%  The City of Subiaco 2020-21 budget ha... read more
  • Wednesday 19 August | ​Rosalie Park floodlighting

    Floodlighting at Rosalie Park will get a much needed upgrade, pending a successful funding application to the state Government.   During recent consultation which targeted residents in the area, park users and sporting clubs, 100 per cent of respondents supported the lighting upgrade. ... read more
  • Wednesday 19 August | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 6pm on Thursday 20 August in the Council Chambers, Administration Building, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a confidential staff matter.   If you wish to ask a question at the meeting,... read more
  • Tuesday 18 August | Lords welcomes Fuller Fitness members

    Lords Recreation Centre is welcoming Fuller Fitness members as the Rokeby Road gym closes its doors after 20 years.   The City and Fuller Fitness Owner Matt Fuller have been working together to provide membership opportunities for Fuller Fitness patrons at Lords Recreation Centre going for... read more
  • Thursday 13 August | ​City farewells CEO Rochelle Lavery

    This has been a challenging year with the impacts of COVID-19 on the residential and business community of the City of Subiaco. Ms Lavery is confident the City is well placed to respond to the challenges of recovery and is sad to be leaving the City for personal reasons.   The City of Subi... read more
  • Monday 10 August | Live streaming of council meetings

    The City of Subiaco is resuming in-person Council meetings this month, and the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 18 August will be held at Council Chambers. Phase 4 of the COVID-19 restrictions Roadmap, requires the City to maintain social distancing in the public gallery. This means attende... read more
  • Thursday 6 August | Subiaco Scene

    City secures exclusive deals to help boost local businesses, positive ageing events relaunch, City grant helps to make music more accessible, commmunity consulation, and more... read more
  • Thursday 30 July | ​Positive ageing events to relaunch

    The City’s positive ageing events will be back in August for the first time in five months as restrictions continue to ease in Western Australia.   Covering a wide range of interests for senior residents, the City’s positive ageing events include fortnightly coffee club, bus tr... read more
  • Wednesday 29 July | Unique coffee series set to get Subi buzzing

    Subiaco’s bustling café scene will get an extra shot of excitement this winter as some of its brew-tiful venues round up a selection of unique coffee experiences to get Subi buzzing. The series, an initiative of See Subiaco, encourages locals and visitors to reacquaint themselves with th... read more
  • Tuesday 28 July | City secures exclusive deals to help boost local businesses

    The City has partnered with a number of Subiaco professional agencies to secure exclusive deals for local businesses to help give them a boost as WA moves towards a period of recovery. The pandemic has meant many businesses have had to adapt operations towards online sales and delivery of serv... read more
  • Friday 24 July | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 28 July 2020 in the Council Chambers, Administration Building (241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco). Attendee numbers will be very limited under the 2sqm per person directive applicable under current restrictions. The p... read more
  • Thursday 23 July | Subiaco Scene

    Subi East draft master plan open for comment, help for community sporting clubs, new carpark at Subiaco oval, Council Meeting update, and more... read more
  • Thursday 23 July | Sustainable community event to celebrate National Tree Day

    The City is hosting a community planting event to mark National Tree Day that will see a newly-created hydro-zone bed filled with 3500 Western Australian native plants. A hydro-zone garden bed groups plants that have similar water requirements together as a way to conserve water and increase s... read more
  • Wednesday 22 July | ​Council Meeting update

    Subiaco Ordinary Council Meetings will return to monthly in-person meetings from August, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in WA. In April, the City moved to a temporary cycle of two e-meetings per month to enable Council to be more responsive to the impacts and changing nature of the ... read more
  • Wednesday 22 July | City waives fees to help struggling community sports clubs

    The City will waive ground maintenance fees for local community sports clubs to alleviate financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – saving them a combined $29,376. The decision, which was endorsed by Council at last night’s meeting, will apply to fees from January to June ... read more
  • Wednesday 22 July | Expert in residence program to place a spotlight on Subiaco as a centre for STEAM industries innovation

    The City of Subiaco is partnering with AusIndustry to launch an expert in residence program to support innovative businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) industry. The program will provide access to mentoring, training and ... read more
  • Friday 17 July | Subiaco Oval carpark now open

    A temporary carpark at Subiaco Oval is now open. The carpark, entrance off Haydn Bunton Drive, has 240 bays. Paid parking will apply from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Parking fees are $1.80 per hour and $9 for the day, with free parking after hours and on weekends. The City has a management ag... read more
  • Monday 13 July | Subi East draft master plan open for comment

    DevelopmentWA has released the draft master plan for the Subi East Redevelopment Area for public comment, until Thursday 10 September. The master plan includes three key neighbourhoods: along the railway, around Subiaco Oval and the Princess Margaret Hospital area. Community engagement has... read more
  • Thursday 9 July | Subiaco Scene

    New grants to help Subi get back to business, update on the proposed shared user agreement for Subi Oval, and have your say on a number of projects... read more
  • Wednesday 8 July | Support for young musicians during uncertain time

    During the uncertainty of the pandemic, the City’s youth advisory council, the Subi Voice of Youth, worked quickly to come up with ways to support and celebrate young people all while connecting virtually from home and coping with the adjustments to work, study and school themselves. The... read more
  • Tuesday 7 July | Scholarship opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and budding businesses

    The City is looking for two local organisations to be part of a one-week intensive growth program for aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovators. The City is offering two fully-funded scholarships (valued at $3250 each) in partnership with Curtin University for the Ignition Program to pr... read more
  • Monday 6 July | Games, prizes, free boredom buster packs and more at Subi these school holidays

    School holidays have arrived in Subiaco and there are plenty of activities to keep the kids and grandkids occupied this winter.   Drop by Subiaco Library for your chance to win a Dymocks voucher or grab a boredom buster pack for the family.   You’ll be able to plant a sunflowe... read more
  • Friday 3 July | Proposed shared user agreement for Subiaco Oval

    Subiaco Council will consider a proposal outlining the maintenance and allocation of hours for the future use of Subiaco Oval to inform a shared user agreement. The draft shared user agreement, outlines when Bob Hawke College, the Western Australia Football Commission and the City of Subiaco w... read more
  • Friday 3 July | Council to consider direction on a possible community recreation facility at Subi East

    Updated 9 July 2020 Following Tuesday night’s Council decision, the City will conduct further work to mitigate risk for the potential Co-Shared Multi-Use Recreational Facility project before committing further funds.   This will include advocating for government support and funding ... read more
  • Wednesday 1 July | New grants to help Subi get back to business

    The City has launched a winter grants program to help local food and beverage, arts and recreation, retail, and tourism-based businesses get back to what they do best this winter in the wake of easing COVID-19 restrictions. Part of the See Subiaco winter marketing campaign, Roam Subiaco this w... read more
  • Monday 29 June | Community event to transform verges into native garden

    An upcoming community planting event will help to transform over 700sqm of City verges into native garden, reducing the need for excess water, fertiliser and weed control while increasing biodiversity.   The event, which was made possible with a grant from the Government’s Communitie... read more
  • Friday 26 June | ​Seeking business and financial expert for committee position

    The City is seeking nominations from interested parties to fill a vacant position on the Audit and Risk Committee. We’re looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position until 16 October 2021.   Candidates must have business or financial management knowledge and experienc... read more
  • Thursday 25 June | Subiaco Scene

    Resilience program helps businesses get back on their feet, rediscover Subiaco’s rich history through walking tours, community consultation, and more... read more
  • Tuesday 23 June | Presentation to Council for development application – 133 Salvado Road

    Representatives from Cedar Woods will present to Council regarding agenda item C4 – DevelopmentWA Referral - 133 Salvado Road, Subiaco. The purpose of this presentation is to give elected members the chance to ask questions regarding the Local Development Plan and Development Application fo... read more
  • Monday 22 June | Resilience program is helping businesses get back on their feet

    The City has been supporting local businesses a number of ways during these challenging times, including with its unique business resilience program.   The free program, which provides both short and longer term support to help with recovery, partners Subiaco businesses with a specialised ... read more
  • Thursday 18 June | ​Community fitness classes resume

    The City’s age-friendly fitness classes are resuming at The Palms and Shenton Park community centres from Monday 22 June, with a few changes in place.   New cleaning procedures have been implemented, participants are asked to bring their own mat or towel if required and class size li... read more
  • Wednesday 17 June | Subiaco is open for business again

    With more industries allowed to reopen under phase three easing of restrictions, the City has been busy helping local businesses to open their doors safely and quickly in recent weeks. In addition to sending out practical hygiene packs to over 250 businesses, City health officers have been ens... read more
  • Tuesday 16 June | Free parking ends Tuesday 30 June

    The City of Subiaco’s free parking initiative, which was introduced to support health care and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, will end in two weeks.   With restrictions easing and more people returning to work, pressure on traffic and parking is increasing.   ... read more
  • Friday 12 June | Subiaco Scene

    City reopens as restrictions ease, Subiaco Oval now open, packs support local businesses to reopen safely, and more... read more
  • Friday 5 June | Trial closure of museum laneway during school pick-up/drop-off

    The City is working with Subiaco Primary School to improve road safety for children during school pick up and drop off times.   The City and school have agreed to trial the closure of the access laneway in front of Subiaco Museum for 30 minutes during morning and afternoon pick up times. ... read more
  • Thursday 4 June | Presentation to Council for significant development application – 51 Forrest Street, Subiaco

    Presentations for significant development applications are provided to Council to allow applicants an opportunity to present their proposal for development, and give elected members the chance to ask question and seek clarity on the proposal. Presentations are generally provided to Council at ... read more
  • Thursday 4 June | Subiaco Oval now open

    Subiaco Oval was officially opened today giving community members access for the first time in decades.   The City of Subiaco has worked with DevelopmentWA to fast-track community access and reopen the oval sooner than expected.   New AFL goal posts, flood lighting and the heritage ... read more
  • Tuesday 2 June | National Simultaneous Storytime goes digital

    Subiaco Library held its first digital National Simultaneous Storytime event last week, with 90 Subiaco Primary School students tuning in at the same time.  The City’s video featured librarian Neale at the helm reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford, with a spe... read more
  • Thursday 28 May | Packs to support local businesses reopen safely

    This week, the City delivered free business hygiene packs to local food and retail businesses to help them reopen their doors safely as restrictions eased in WA.  The business hygiene packs included hand sanitiser, physical distancing floor decals and posters, and business support informa... read more
  • Wednesday 27 May | Special Council Meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020. In response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Special Council Meeting will be attended remotely (electronically via Zoom) by Elected Members and City staff. The purpose o... read more
  • Thursday 21 May | Subiaco Scene

    Important information on City facilities reopening, how to find out what local cafes and restaurants are ready for dine-in, and a big thank you to our volunteers... read more
  • Thursday 21 May | Subi East live community webinar

    DevelopmentWA is hosting a live community webinar on Monday 25 May 6.30pm to 7.45pm. Community members are invited to see how the Master Plan is shaping up for the Subi East redevelopment project. The webinar will inform listeners of the process to date and provide insights into some of the... read more
  • Wednesday 20 May | $2.5M worth of projects set to be fast tracked to support jobs and local economy

    The City of Subiaco is set to fast track more than $2.5 million of capital works projects to help stimulate the economy, support local businesses, and help workers stayed employed during COVID-19. The move, which was endorsed by Council last night, means 16 projects which were already funded t... read more
  • Tuesday 19 May | Red tape cut again to support local businesses

    As part of its $4 million COVID-19 relief package announced at the beginning of April, the City cut red tape and waived fees on many services, including outdoor dining permit applications.   In order to further support businesses during this unprecedented time, the City will now fast track... read more
  • Monday 18 May | Online ceremony celebrates valued volunteers during COVID-19

    The City usually celebrates its dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Week each year with a lunch, but this year looked a little different as we instead held an online award ceremony.   The virtual ceremony was hosted by Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) volunteer, Caitlin, who has been a... read more
  • Friday 15 May | Library, Lords and customer service reopening

    The City is planning for the safe reopening of some public facilities starting from next week. The State Government has set strict rules for reopening public facilities and the City is implementing a COVID-19 Safety Plan. For the safety of our community and City employees, all safety acti... read more
  • Thursday 14 May | Vulnerable tenants given much needed rent relief during COVID-19

    As part of its $4 million COVID-19 relief package, the City of Subiaco offered a rent relief package to vulnerable social and commercial tenants of City-owned buildings to provide practical and real assistance to local businesses and organisations. Men’s Shed Subiaco was one such social ... read more
  • Wednesday 13 May | City supports local young people during the pandemic

    During COVID-19, the City is supporting local young people by expanding its Youth Achievement Grants program in order to help them develop personally or professionally.   Residents who are aged between 12 and 25 can apply for funds to support their in-person or remote participation in a di... read more
  • Wednesday 13 May | Authorised Inquiry

    The City has been notified by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries of an Authorised Inquiry into the operations and affairs of the City of Subiaco.   The department will inquire into the governance relating to council members and staff of the City which include... read more
  • Wednesday 13 May | Reopening of Administration Centre, library, Lords and community centres

    The City is working through a plan to reopen some public facilities including Subiaco Library, Lords Recreation Centre and the Administration Centre. Phase Two of the Premier’s COVID-19 Roadmap comes into effect from 18 May. The State Government has set strict rules for reopening publ... read more
  • Tuesday 12 May | City brings moments of joy to community, plus additional community support

    The City is supporting our community in several ways during the ongoing pandemic, including delivering moments of joy to our residents. On Friday and Saturday evening, the City brought a surprise opera performance to the residents of Rupert Street and St Ives Retirement Village respectively. ... read more
  • Friday 8 May | Subiaco Scene

    Read about the City's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Strategy, celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a walk, and find out how to have your say on our Bike Plan... read more
  • Monday 4 May | City staff redeployed to help serve the community

    The City of Subiaco has successfully redeployed more than 20 staff members after its recreation centre and library were forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions. The move comes after Local Government Minister David Templeman urged councils to keep staff in jobs and redeploy them where poss... read more
  • Friday 1 May | Here’s when you can expect to get onto Subiaco oval

    Subiaco Oval will be open for general community use much sooner than expected thanks to an interim agreement between the City and DevelopmentWA. Students at Bob Hawke College started using the oval for outdoor and physical education classes this week and the broader community should have acces... read more
  • Friday 1 May | Community drawings and messages bring some joy to hospital workers

    King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has received a colourful makeover to help bring smiles to the faces of patients, staff and locals during this difficult time, thanks to artist and Subiaco local, Kelly Canby.   After drawing pictures and writing nice messages for people passing by their... read more
  • Saturday 25 April | City staff member to undertake gruelling challenge to raise money for frontline workers

    To help raise funds for local Perth doctors and nurses working on the COVID-19 frontline, a City of Subiaco staff member will be completing a gruelling 24-hour solo cycling challenge.   Jamie Burton – who works in the Operations and Environment Services team at the City and is an avi... read more
  • Friday 24 April | New partnership to contribute to a more sustainable City

    The City has joined the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) to help it transition to renewable energy and achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets set out in the recently-endorsed Carbon Reduction Plan. CPP is Australia’s largest local government climate network and will give the City acces... read more
  • Thursday 23 April | Local cycling business is booming as people take up cycling during COVID

    While COVID-19 restrictions have meant many businesses are suffering, some are proving more popular than ever as people are forced to slow down and adjust their lifestyle. With gyms closed and social restrictions in place, accessible outdoor exercise that you can do solo or with your household... read more
  • Thursday 23 April | Subiaco Scene

    Additional support for community and business during COVID-19 crisis, digital Storytime brings some magic into homes, how to have your say on futue cycling infrastructure, and more... read more
  • Wednesday 22 April | Additional support for community and business during COVID-19

    The City will roll out a program of initiatives aiming to address a number of social issues stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, including social isolation, mental health and resilience, and financial distress. Last night, Council approved a budget reallocation to make these initiatives possible... read more
  • Thursday 16 April | Local businesses reopen for the community

    Several local businesses have recently announced they will reopen to serve the community during the coronavirus pandemic, weeks after closing their doors. Local institution, Juanita’s Bar, will reopen this weekend with a unique home delivered date night dinner for two which you can pair ... read more
  • Sunday 12 April | ​City of Subiaco paves the road to sustainability and helps keep workers in jobs during COVID-19 outbreak

    While adhering to government safety directives and guidelines, the City is continuing with projects where possible and exploring what appropriate projects could be brought forward during this time of economic uncertainty to help workers stay employed. This week, the City pushed ahead with two ... read more
  • Friday 10 April | Local Native Plant Subsidy Scheme now available with click and collect

    The City has partnered with the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC), to offer City of Subiaco households and businesses up to eighty local native plants for their verge and garden at the subsidised cost of $1.75 each. As well as enhancing and supporting local biodiversit... read more
  • Thursday 9 April | What’s on(line) at the City

    If you’ve suddenly found yourself with a lot more time on your hands or want to try something new during these unusual times, the City has something for you – online. Whether you want to escape in a magazine, you need to keep the kids learning, you want to get fit, or you want to d... read more
  • Thursday 9 April | Subiaco Scene

    A message from the Mayor, what's on(line) at the Subiaco Library, continuation of City services, and more... read more
  • Thursday 9 April | Council meetings go online

    The City has changed the way council meetings are held so that City services and Council decisions can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council meetings will be held via video conference and members of the public can attend virtually. Upcoming meeting dates and information about how t... read more
  • Wednesday 8 April | The best street in Subiaco

    Social distancing isn’t so bad when your neighbours are this good. Shanthi Golestani lives on Rupert Street in Subiaco and has proclaimed the 650 metre stretch of road to be ‘the best street in Subiaco’. From friendly hellos to annual street parties, Shanthi said Rupert St... read more
  • Tuesday 7 April | Special Council Meeting notice

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm tonight, Thursday 7 April 2020. The purpose of the meeting is consider a confidential staff matter. In response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Special Council Meeting will be held via video confe... read more
  • Tuesday 7 April | ​Subiaco business brings back the good old corner shop for locals

    Despite the tough times, Subiaco businesses are continuing to serve the community with many adapting to changing customer needs. The Corner Store – formally St Lucy’s – is one such business that has undergone a transformation in recent weeks to become a good old fashioned cor... read more
  • Friday 3 April | City of Subiaco’s $4M COVID-19 relief package

    Free parking and relaxed parking compliance to support medical staff and essential staff still working in Subiaco No increase to rates or waste services charges. Council will also look at ways to deliver a rates reduction Urgent meeting of the Business Advisory Committee to formulate immed... read more
  • Thursday 2 April | Subiaco Scene

    Get an update on the Special Council Meeting and City's response to COVID-19, read heart-warming stories of businesses and landlords adapting to the environment, discover 5 easy ways you can safely support your Subi local business, and more... read more
  • Thursday 2 April | ​Lords continues to help community, despite being closed

    The doors at Lords may be closed temporarily, but the dedicated team there are well-and-truly keeping their hearts open during this difficult time.   Lords Customer Service Team Leader, Elly, has been calling or sms messaging all of the centre’s 401 members over the age of 65 to chec... read more
  • 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

    Updated 23 April 2020 This media release and the letter to Mr Duncan Ord regarding “Matheson v Local Government Standards Panel [2020] WASAT 26" signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Rochelle Lavery also dated 6 March 2020 were not at any time authorised or endorsed by the Counc... 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