Subiaco Library will be temporarily closed from Saturday 23 September for restoration works. A pop-up library will be open from Monday 2 October at 241 Rokeby Road.
Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Construction begins at Postal Walk

Construction has officially commenced at Postal Walk, which links Rokeby Road and the Park Street carpark, as part of the City of Subiaco’s SubiPOP Public Realm Upgrade project.
Upgrades at Postal Walk will provide additional space for the community to sit and connect, and is aimed at providing a safer, more attractive, and more accessible area for everyone to enjoy.
Works will include a new lighting scheme to make the space safer and more appealing in the evenings, public artworks, and the installation of new decking designed to protect and support the root system of the existing Flooded Gum Tree.
The City of Subiaco has contracted the original lead artist of the Postal Walk mosaic artwork ‘Subiaco Centenary Tiles’, Jenny Dawson, to undertake a reinterpretation of sections of the artwork that will be concealed from view because of the decking. During this process, portions of the concealed sections will be converted into aluminum panels which will be set into the deck.
During construction, public artwork will also be embedded onto gates that temporarily screen the Australia Post courtyard. This will include work by local artist Robert Frith which makes reference to the history of the post office, and the role it plays in servicing the Subiaco community.
Mayor David McMullen said, “These upgrades will make a tangible difference to the accessibility and vibrancy of the Postal Walk area, and it is very exciting to see these works getting underway.
“Once complete, the new Postal Walk will be a safe and welcoming area for people of all ages to gather and socialise at all times of day. We hope it will become one of a number of nodes, across our City’s public realm, that attracts people and causes them to stay a while and enjoy themselves.”
The Postal Walk upgrades have been made possible thanks to the financial support of RAC’s ReconnectWA program, which seeks to reimagine and revitalise streets and public spaces, laying the foundation to support safe, sustainable, and connected communities.
Works are expected to take six weeks, and all businesses in the area will remain open for trade during the construction period.
For more information on this project, and the wider SubiPOP Public Realm Upgrades which include works at Forrest Walk and Station Walk, visit:
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