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  • Saturday 16 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, learn about the city's draft Urban Forest Strategy, an update on the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the density targets set for the city, Subiaco Library's winter RSPCA drive and how you can live a plastic free life.  read more
  • Friday 15 June | Growing a greener Subi

    Our urban forest is made up of vegetation, trees and green spaces which provide social, economic and environment benefits to the community.   Urban forest management focuses on the art and science of maintaining trees in metropolitan environments to maximise these community benefits. The c... read more
  • Thursday 14 June | Acting CEO to provide leadership and stability

    The City of Subiaco today farewelled outgoing CEO Don Burnett, who has handed over the reins to Acting CEO Rochelle Lavery, starting in the position tomorrow. The City of Subiaco Council has appointed Rochelle Lavery to the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer while the city continues the fo... read more
  • Friday 8 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene read about the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers and the draft LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy. Plus you're invited to be involved in a street verge research project with UWA and a  special celebratory event at Lake Jualbup.  read more
  • Friday 8 June | City farewells Princess Margaret Hospital

    This weekend the City of Subiaco will farewell the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) as the new Perth Children’s Hospital opens the doors to its emergency department from 7am on Sunday 10 June. Since 1909, Princess Margaret Hospital has been an internationally recognised paediatric facili... read more
  • Thursday 7 June | Density targets for the City of Subiaco

    The City of Subiaco, like all of Perth, is growing and is estimated to have a population of around 30 000 people by 2050. As part of the local planning review process, the City of Subiaco must demonstrate how it will achieve density targets set out by the Western Australian Planning Commission... read more
  • Tuesday 5 June | $195K for events to boost economy

    The City of Subiaco is aiming to attract 100 000 new visitors to the town centre next financial year with $195 000 allocated for event spending.   Facilitated by the city’s destination marketing brand See Subiaco, the money will be spent on events and place development activations to... read more
  • Tuesday 5 June | Street verge research: call for participants

    Have you ever wondered about how birds and insects use your front verge? Researchers at The University of Western Australia are studying the environmental and social values of using native and waterwise plants on street verges. The research team will survey plants, birds and insects living in and... read more
  • Saturday 2 June | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene you'll get an update on Rokeby Road South, including Scheme Amendment No. 35, as well as Subiaco Theatre Festival events, news from our National Volunteer Week celebration, community development grant opportunities and information on how you could get a month ... read more
  • Saturday 2 June | What’s happening on Rokeby Road South?

    You might have heard about the proposed changes to planning and development in the Rokeby Road South area. With several different but related items currently in progress, it can seem quite confusing. The city is building a holistic vision and plan for the area that connects the dots between vario... read more
  • Thursday 31 May | Subiaco Theatre festival

    The City of Subiaco has partnered with Perth Theatre Trust to present an exciting mix of cutting edge performances for the Subiaco Theatre Festival this June. In its fifth year, the festival will showcase seven independent productions from Western Australian artists and producers over four weeks ... read more
  • Saturday 26 May | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene you'll find out more about the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5, the Water Corporations winter sprinkler switch-off period, a great branding opportunity for local community groups and not-for-profits as well as changes to opening hours at the City's Admin... read more
  • Friday 25 May | Changes to opening hours - Thursday 31 May

    Administration Centre opening hours: Thursday 31 May The city’s Administration Centre will open at 9am on Thursday 31 May instead of the normal time of 8.30am. The city apologises for any inconvenience caused. read more
  • Thursday 24 May | Winter sprinkler switch-off

    From Friday 1 June, the Water Corporation’s winter sprinkler switch-off will begin. This water-saving initiative aims to prevent wastage and save water for the drier months. Last winter, around five billion litres of water were saved across the state. The sprinkler switch-off will be in pla... read more
  • Tuesday 22 May | Draft scheme not a done deal

    More than 2000 people have accessed information about the City of Subiaco’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) and 350 residents have attended community drop-in sessions to find out about proposed changes to their home and neighbourhood.    The City of Subiaco is currently... read more
  • Monday 21 May | Last chance for discount plants

    Planting local native species makes a valuable contribution to being waterwise as well enhancing and supporting biodiversity in our region. The city, in partnership with the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC), is offering households and businesses within Subiaco up to eigh... read more
  • Monday 21 May | City achievements and parking for the future: a wrap-up of recent Council decisions

    We’re asking you about parking in the Town Centre and celebrating some recent big wins in the city. Read on for a summary of the latest council decisions and achievements. Council supports Inner City College proposal The City of Subiaco Council has submitted a recommendation to the Me... read more
  • Saturday 19 May | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene provides details on entering the 2018 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers, acknowledges the winners of the 2018 Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Building Awards, and encourages community members to attend the Local Planning Scheme No. 5 drop-in sessions for the D... read more
  • Thursday 17 May | Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Building Awards

    The owners and architects of three City of Subiaco homes have been recognised across two categories at the 2018 Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Building Awards this week.   The awards recognise the conservation of Subiaco’s colourful history, reflected in its heritage buildings... read more
  • Saturday 12 May | Subiaco Scene

    Don't miss this week's Subiaco Scene for details about the upcoming Subi Blooms promotion for Mother's Day, information about Subiaco's big win at the annual Waterwise Business Recognition event and how you can go about having your say on prospective heritage areas within the City... read more
  • Saturday 5 May | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, we celebrate the completion of upgrade works to Lake Jualbup, which have been many years in the making. If you're part of a community group, there's also the opportunity to sign up for a branding workshop and the young artists among us are reminded that e... read more
  • Friday 4 May | Putting the jewel back in Lake Jualbup

    Signifcant upgrade works to Lake Jualbup, undertaken to ensure the lake maintains a sustainable body of water, have been completed. The project has been several years in the making, and follows rigorous consultation with Aboriginal representatives, local residents, community stakeholders and cons... read more
  • Tuesday 1 May | Future works get the green light

    Council has adopted a five-year capital works program which outlines a number of significant projects that will form part of the 2018/19 budget. Capital works are funded through grants and income generated by the city’s property investment portfolio. This alternate revenue means significant... read more
  • Saturday 28 April | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, find out how to enter the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists, make a note of updated council meeting dates for the rest of the year and learn more about the city's draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 by attending one of the city&... read more
  • Friday 27 April | Highlights from the city's policy review

    The city is currently undertaking a review of its policies to ensure these guiding documents remain relevant and applicable. Since December 2017, Council has reviewed twenty-six existing policies and adopted two new policies.   At its most recent meeting, Council approved a number of updat... read more
  • Tuesday 24 April | Changes to council meeting structure

    The City of Subiaco Council has made changes to its meeting structure by suspending the Executive Committee for the remainder of 2018. Council’s Policy and Priority Committee, which focuses on strategic direction, will now meet monthly. The Policy and Priority Committee was established i... read more
  • Saturday 21 April | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene provides you with details about Anzac Day services in Subiaco and Shenton Park, an update on parking around the city and plans surrounding the upcoming relocation of the city's depot. read more
  • Saturday 14 April | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, find out how you can have your say on what the City of Subiaco looks like into the future. The city's Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and Local Planning Strategy are out for consultation and you're invited to tell us what you think. For more details, visit ww... read more
  • Friday 13 April | Heather Henderson becomes Freeman of the City

    The City of Subiaco bestowed its highest honour on former Mayor Heather Henderson after twenty-five years of dedicated service.  The Freeman of the City Award and civic badge were presented to Mrs Henderson by City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor, in recognition of her outstanding, positive... read more
  • Friday 13 April | Shape our city

    The city is seeking feedback on two important planning documents that will help shape the future of our city. Residents and ratepayers can expect to see information in their letterboxes this week about the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. The Draft Local Pla... read more
  • Thursday 12 April | Depot relocation plans

    Council has endorsed a plan to relocate the city’s depot operations from its current site at 2 Upham Street, Subiaco. Technical staff and operational staff using light fleet, such as utility vehicles, will be moved to another city-owned site. The remainder of the city’s operations ... read more
  • Saturday 7 April | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene features details about the upcoming Perth Comedy Festival and the shows taking place in Subiaco, an update on the Lake Jualbup upgrade and infiormation about school holiday programs at Lords Recreation Centre and Subiaco Library. read more
  • Thursday 5 April | March council decisions

    ​Public transport, planning decisions and a possible $6 million road project are among the latest decisions from the 27 March 2018 council meeting. The City of Subiaco will engage a transport expert following council’s decision to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of public transport opt... read more
  • Wednesday 4 April | Two-way could be on the way

    The City of Subiaco is asking the State Government to contribute to a proposed plan to convert Hay Street and Roberts Road to two-way traffic, after Subiaco Council endorsed the project in principle, subject to funding.  Council has authorised the Mayor and CEO to negotiate funding arrang... read more
  • Saturday 31 March | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, use the map to plan your day at the 2018 Subiaco Street Party, to be held on Saturday 7 April, from 3pm to 10pm. You'll also find details about an upcoming, free Earth Carers course which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to rethink your... read more
  • Saturday 24 March | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene provides you with everything you need to know about the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists, as well as an update on the Subi East project and details about volunteering. read more
  • Tuesday 20 March | Kitchener Park trees identified as significant

    Subiaco Council has taken a proactive step to protect 23 mature street trees near Kitchener Park by listing them on a Tree Preservation Order.   The weeping fig, maritime pine, Aleppo pine and sugar gum trees, located in Subiaco Road and Coghlan Road, have been assessed for their environme... read more
  • Monday 19 March | City of Subiaco farewells CEO

    City of Subiaco CEO Don Burnett has announced his resignation to take up a leadership role at another local government. Mayor Penny Taylor thanked Mr Burnett for his contribution to the city and said she anticipated a smooth transition.  “On behalf of Council, I’d like to t... read more
  • Saturday 17 March | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene provides information on upcoming Neighbour Day events, Bike Week events and Scribblers Festival – a new, annual creative learning program for young people. read more
  • Wednesday 14 March | Changes to Council Meeting dates

    The next City of Subiaco Council Meeting will be held on 27 March. The Executive Committee will meet next on Tuesday 20 March. Please note that the ordinary council meeting scheduled for Tuesday 10 April has been cancelled. You can access a full list of council meeting dates and information about... read more
  • Monday 12 March | Subiaco Library toilet upgrade

    Subiaco Library is getting new loos. Works to replace the toilets at Subiaco Library will be carried out between Monday 12 March and Thursday 29 March. During this time the toilets at the library will be closed, as new facilities are installed. Portable toilets will be available outside t... read more
  • Saturday 10 March | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, find out how you can access a world of online reources with your Subiaco Library membership, consider becoming a community representative on the Community Development Grants panel and try an RPM class for free! read more
  • Tuesday 6 March | Lake Jualbup update

    The City of Subiaco is investigating the cause of recent wildlife deaths at Lake Jualbup together with the Parks and Wildlife Service, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.   CEO Don Burnett confirmed that th... read more
  • Friday 2 March | Council news: 27 February meeting

    Tree protection, council processes and a new contractor for Lake Jualbup were on the agenda at this week's council meeting.  Protecting trees in Subiaco East The City of Subiaco is serious about protecting its urban forest – the collection of green spaces, trees and other veg... read more
  • Saturday 24 February | Subiaco Scene

    Have you heard that the City of Subiaco has halved all-day parking fees in some of its carparks? Read all about it in this week's edition of Subiaco Scene, as well as details about upcoming Bike Week events, including the Bike to Work Breakfast on Friday 23 March. read more
  • Wednesday 21 February | Lake Jualbup redevelopment delay

    Works at Lake Jualbup have paused as the city investigates environmental issues and appoints a new contractor to complete the $1.4 million upgrade project.   City of Subiaco CEO Don Burnett confirmed that the contractor, BCL Group, had suspended trading.    “BCL stopped w... read more
  • Saturday 17 February | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, learn how to enter the 2018 Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Buildings Awards, find out how you can access the Subiaco Community Legal Service and jot down the details for an upcoming Befriend sausage sizzle. read more
  • Friday 16 February | Weekend road closures: Bagot Rd and Thomas St

    Traffic closures will be in place at Bagot Road and Thomas Street from 8pm on Friday 16 February through to 8pm on Sunday 18 February as part of the Water Corporation's Pipes for Perth program. Temporary closures will also occur at the Bagot Road and Subiaco Road intersection. Detours will be... read more
  • Thursday 15 February | Reduced parking fees, a Lords Facelift and scheme amendments explained

    Parking initiatives, scheme amendments and planning matters in the city attracted a full public gallery at Tuesday’s council meeting. All-day parking fees cut in half More long-term parking, reduced fees and $5 all-day parking were some of the exciting new parking initiatives endorsed... read more
  • Saturday 10 February | Subiaco Scene

    In this week's Subiaco Scene, see what's happening in Subiaco as part of Perth Festival, consider making a nomination for the 2018 Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Buildings Awards and find out how to apply for a Neighbour Day grant. read more
  • Monday 5 February | Free pop-up concert in Subiaco’s Forrest Square

    Forrest Square will be transformed into an outdoor concert venue when WAAPA Gospel Choir take to the stage to close out this summer’s sunset@subi concert series. The square will be transformed with artificial turf, picnic benches, sun umbrellas and beanbag lounge chairs. This will be the... read more
  • Saturday 3 February | Subiaco Scene

    This week, read all about the upcoming final sunset@subi concert to take place at Forrest Square, get the latest on the Lake Jualbup upgrade project and think about applying for a Neighbour Day or Youth Achievement grant. read more
  • Wednesday 31 January | Joint agreement next step for Subiaco Oval

    The City of Subiaco and the State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), securing future public access to Subiaco Oval and addressing the master planning for the precinct.   The agreement between the two parties allows for the revocation of the management order over Su... read more
  • Tuesday 30 January | Electors’ proposals considered at January council meeting

    A new civil litigation policy could be on the way after Council considered proposals put forward at the Annual Electors’ Meeting in December 2017. Residents and ratepayers were given the opportunity to raise motions for council consideration. Motions were voted on by electors, and those ... read more
  • Saturday 27 January | Subiaco Scene

    This week's Subiaco Scene features information about the upcoming delivery of 240-litre recycling bins, rogue tree loppers and a social knitting and crochet group. read more
  • Friday 26 January | Special Council meeting

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 30 January 2018 in the Administration Centre. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a confidential report about the Subiaco Oval Memorandum of Understanding.  The meeting agenda is available online. read more
  • Saturday 20 January | Subiaco Scene

    Free parking in Subi on weekends and evenings sound good? Find out more in this week's Subiaco Scene, which also includes details about current Water Corporation works, nominations for the Disability Access and Inclusion Committee and a workshop about writing winning grants. read more
  • Monday 15 January | Subiaco Activity Centre Plan approved

    Last November the city’s Subiaco Activity Centre Plan was formally approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission. The Plan sets out a vision for the town centre, and defines acceptable residential densities, building heights, setbacks and land uses for the area. The plan protect... read more