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  • Friday 9 October | Get ready to race with Race around Subi

    Ready, set, go – X marks the spot! Race around Subi, the thrilling Amazing Race-style adventure is set to take over the City of Subiaco on Saturday 7 November. The city’s Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) is ready for participants to compete in one of two race categories, with a short... read more
  • Tuesday 8 September | Finals fever comes to Subiaco

    Subiaco will be transformed into a sea of blue and gold overnight in anticipation of the West Coast Eagles home final game this Friday night, with the northern end of Rokeby Road painted, trees decorated and large banners hanging from the iconic Hay Street and Rokeby Road intersection.  ... read more
  • Thursday 27 August | Clarification: Council position on Wilson Parking at Seddon Street

    The City of Subiaco Council has resolved to review the details of an agreement between the city and Wilson Parking to manage 46 parking bays in the carpark on Seddon Street. Councillor Scott Arbuckle, acting as Mayor, said he considered some comments about Wilson Parking by a councillor a... read more
  • Friday 21 August | Spring start for Subiaco market venture

    The 180 marquees are on order and the first stallholders about to be announced, with the Markets on Rokeby weekend street market set to launch in Subiaco in late spring.   Venn Property Group Principal, Evan Briers, confirmed this week they are working towards a late October or ... read more
  • Wednesday 19 August | Revival through collaboration – Subiaco Town Centre Network launched

    Work has begun to enhance the visitor and shopping experiences in Subiaco, with the inaugural meeting of the Subiaco Town Centre Network held earlier this week.  The newly formed network, which includes representatives from the Subiaco business community, the Western Suburbs Business... read more
  • Monday 10 August | The birds and the bees - insect hotels at Mabel Talbot Reserve

    The City of Subiaco will unveil its first insect hotel, a multifunctional public art sculpture that provides a safe and secure habitat for local fauna, at a special event next week. The hotel has been engineered by Tim Delany, a student in the faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual... read more
  • Thursday 30 July | City of Subiaco announces new CEO

    Goldfields CEO Don Burnett is set to become Subiaco’s new CEO, starting early October. Mr Burnett has extensive experience in local government, holding the position of CEO at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder since 2006 after a ten year period as CEO at the Town of Northam. Mayor ... read more
  • Monday 13 July | Subi Voice of Youth turns eighteen

    The Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) is celebrating its eighteenth birthday this year, celebrating almost two decades of providing a strong voice for young people in Subiaco. Each year, the SVY host free youth events including the hugely successful Race around Subi, Upskill youth development wor... read more
  • Wednesday 8 July | Subiaco Town Centre Network – call for nominations

    Media release For immediate release The City of Subiaco and Western Suburbs Business Association are inviting local business owners and operators who are keen to contribute to the success of their community to nominate for the Subiaco Town Centre Network.   The network is being... read more
  • Wednesday 1 July | Learn, Respect and Celebrate during NAIDOC Week in Subiaco

    NAIDOC Week (5 to 12 July) will launch with a flag raising ceremony and Welcome to Country on Monday 6 July. The City of Subiaco has a jam-packed NAIDOC Week calendar, with a number of community events for the entire family. This year’s theme We all stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Re... read more
  • Wednesday 1 July | Subiaco shines at state parks and leisure awards

    The City of Subiaco brought home two awards at the annual Parks and Leisure Australia (WA) Awards of Excellence on Thursday 25 June for excellence and innovation in the management of community parks and leisure facilities. From an impressive five nominations across three categories, the c... read more
  • Wednesday 1 July | Discover the secrets of Subi on Sundays

    Subiaco’s popular See Subi on Sunday tour series will launch with an exploration of Subiaco’s rich wartime history with a fascinating look at the story behind the Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial and the city’s crest, including a visit to Subiaco Museum. Now in its fourt... read more
  • Friday 19 June | Network to help Subiaco Town Centre revival

    A Subiaco Town Centre Network is the next step in a collaborative approach between the City of Subiaco and the local business community to enhance the shopping and visitor experience in Subiaco. Its key focus will be to promote a positive image of Subiaco to the wider community and establ... read more
  • Wednesday 10 June | City of Subiaco residents say no to City of Perth Act

    More than sixty five per cent of respondents in areas affected by the proposed City of Perth Act want to remain part of the City of Subiaco, a recent survey found. The proposed legislation will see an expansion of the City of Perth boundaries to include areas currently governed by the City of ... read more
  • Tuesday 9 June | Protecting the vitality of Subiaco's urban forest

    The City of Subiaco is committed to protecting and preserving the extensive network of street trees, parks and reserves, green corridors, wetlands and remnant bushland that exist within the city. The Plant Pathogen Management Plan 2015–2019 outlines strategies to conserve the 15 000... read more
  • Wednesday 27 May | Collaborating for a brighter Subiaco

    A business forum on 19 May is the first step in a collaborative approach to increase visitation and enhance the experience in Subiaco. Representatives from the business community, the Council and officers met to consider key actions in the short, medium and long term to address current tr... read more
  • Thursday 30 April | Celebrating more than eight centuries of volunteering

    Throughout Volunteer Week, the City of Subiaco is celebrating the generous contributions of its 140 volunteers who have collectively dedicated more than 850 years of service to the community. City of Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson says that the city’s volunteer cohort provide inval... read more
  • Thursday 30 April | Volunteering through the ages

    Volunteers come in all ages and from many walks of life at the City of Subiaco. The city’s youngest volunteer is just eight years old, and the longest serving volunteer is remarkably still giving back to the community at the age of ninety-three. Joan Muhling has been volunteering fo... read more
  • Wednesday 8 April | Renewed focus on place management

    A review of the City of Subiaco’s place management function will focus on improving engagement and communication with the Subiaco business community and better managing the expectations and outcomes of the Visit Subiaco marketing program. City of Subiaco Chief Executive Ian Hill sai... read more
  • Thursday 26 March | Creating a safer city with CCTV system at taxi rank

    The City of Subiaco is proud to announce the completion of a secure taxi rank after a CCTV system became operational on Friday 20 March. The taxi rank, which is a bus bay during the day, is located on the south side of Hay Street immediately east of the intersection with Rokeby Road and a... read more
  • Wednesday 11 March | New project will capture the 'soul' of Subiaco

    With football moving to the new stadium at Burswood in 2018, the City of Subiaco, in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), has engaged Prue Griffin from Hocking Heritage Studio to document the history of Subiaco Oval. The rich and diverse history and heritage of... read more
  • Friday 27 February | Business community embraces flexible outdoor dining options

    Since the introduction of two trial outdoor dining permit options in late 2014, the City of Subiaco has seen a 100 per cent success rate among local restaurateurs choosing to retain an alfresco dining area at their business, at the conclusion of their trial periods. The cheaper and more f... read more
  • Friday 6 February | Art, tech and culture combine at Subiaco pARk

    With the help of advanced augmented reality (AR) technology, Subiaco's Theatre Gardens will be transformed this weekend into a sculpture park with a difference, as part of the 2015 Perth International Arts Festival. Augmented reality involves adding digital content such as graphics, s... read more
  • Monday 19 January | Summer reading program promotes classic books to kids

    Subiaco Library has introduced a new reading program to encourage children to read more classic books. The Children’s Classic Summer Reading Program which runs until the end of February 2015, aims to foster a love of reading with children and encourage them to enjoy classic stories,... read more