A FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) waste service will roll out to Subiaco residents in May 2023.
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Did you know there is free parking in Subiaco every weekend, and every evening after 5pm? Plus, you can find $9 a day parking in 13 spots across the City?
The City of Subiaco offers incentives and assistance for owners of heritage properties, including a heritage advisory service and heritage grants.
Subiaco is a unique, popular and welcoming place. We celebrate our rich history, while embracing the diversity and vitality of the present.
Our public spaces and diverse local businesses contribute to a happy lifestyle for all.
The full vision, and how it guides City operations, is detailed in the Strategic Community Plan.
Trees make the City of Subiaco a beautiful place, and are an important part of the ecology and environment in urban areas.
Verge street trees are managed by the City. The City’s written approval is needed before pruning, damaging, or removing trees located on council property. Without this approval, you may be committing an offence.
The City systematically selects, plants and maintains street trees, considering both existing and future streetscapes and the City’s environmental goals. Balancing site limitations, climate factors, safety, adjacent land uses and vehicle traffic, as well as physical characteristics of native and exotic trees, the City creates a leafy and shady environment for the community to enjoy.
For information about annual laneway pruning, please check the link below:
Around July each year, the City prunes or removes vegetation growing around laneways to create safe clearances around fence lines and remove dead vegetation.
Residents can opt-out of the City’s laneway pruning program by filling out a Street Maintenance Request form. If you choose to do so, you will need to maintain vegetation to the City’s requirements. Pruning guidelines and exemption information are available in the City’s online services.
For more information on street trees please refer to the City's Street and Reserve Tree Management Guidelines.
Residents are welcomed to establish and maintain the verge next to their property. The City encourages landscaping with low water use plants.
Landscaping developments to the verge not involving paving or any constructed elements, and complying with the City’s verge policy and management guidelines, may be undertaken without the City’s permission.
For more information about verges, please check the links below:
Infrastructure and verge protection bonds apply to development sites ensuring the City’s assets are not damaged by private development and construction. Bond costs are listed in the City’s schedule of fees and charges. For more information, please see Development Sites - Infrastructure and Verge Protection.
The City also provides information on verge compliance criteria, the verge development assistance scheme and tips on how you can green your verge:
• Verge Policy Fact Sheet: Verge Policy management guidelines (PDF, 631KB)
• Verge Policy Fact Sheet: Verge maintenance (PDF, 698KB)
• Verge Policy Fact Sheet: Verge paving guidelines (PDF, 674KB).
The City of Subiaco is a proud Gold Waterwise Council
The Waterwise Verge Rebate Program aims at helping residents to establish a waterwise verge adjacent to their property and achieve sustainability outcomes, such as water conservation and contributing to local biodiversity. This initiative is proudly co-funded by Water Corporation’s Waterwise Greening Scheme and forms part of our ambition for Subiaco to be a leading waterwise city.
The City is now offering rebates up to $500, and a workshop with experts to help residents replace their verge with native plants.
The Waterwise Verge Rebate Program will be opening for registrations in November 2023 for residents transforming their verges over autumn/winter 2024.
Please view the information below to assist you with your native verge.