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28 February 2017
Welcome to the City of Subiaco's monthly business e-newsletter. Keep up to date with the latest business news on the City of Subiaco website and via the See Subiaco social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Subiaco Street Party - Saturday 8 April 2017
The streets of Subiaco will come alive again this April as See Subiaco proudly presents the second annual Subiaco Street Party on Saturday 8 April 2017 from 3pm to 10pm; powered by Synergy and supported by the City of Subiaco.
40,000 people are expected to attend this free community event and soak up the music, food, entertainment, street bars, rides, live art, fashion, shopping and more; in a celebration of Subiaco’s rich café strip culture.
Commencing at Barker Road, the party will run down Rokeby Road and this year extend across Hay Street and all the way to Roberts Road. In addition, Hay Street will be part of the action from the Colonnade down to Rowland Street. Connecting streets and laneways off Rokeby including Forrest Walk and Churchill Avenue will play host to pop-up entertainment stages, food trucks and other attractions.
Early highlights of the 2017 program, produced by event organisers UpBeat Events, include a block party, live art installations, more family attractions and a new pop-up open-air bar taking over two streets outside the Subiaco Hotel.
A full program and map for the Subiaco Street Party will be released soon. Join the Facebook event and connect socially for program updates and news:

Local businesses, partners or stall holders that would like to be involved can register their interest via the UpBeat Events website at

Perth Comedy Festival 26 April - 21 May 2017
Experience the Perth Comedy Festival atmosphere and laugh a little longer while you dine or drink in the comedy hub of Subiaco.  The Perth Comedy Festival is the largest and most exciting comedy event in WA and it’s no wonder that the festival is returning to Subiaco.
Don't be left out of the joke!

The Regal Theatre will host more than 60 performances at this year’s Perth Comedy Festival between April and May 2017.
See Subiaco and Subiaction will be driving a collaborative community effort which encourages businesses to offer festival goers’ dinner and drink specials in Subi. These specials will encourage visitors to make Subiaco their destination of choice for the night.

Each business that would like to promote a deal or special will be advertised on:
  • The Regal Theatre’s website and the City of Subiaco’s website
  • Subiaco Comedy Hub flyer
  • See Subiaco and Regal Theatre social media accounts.
To register your interest and participation please send your business offer/special to by the 15 march.

Bike Week 2017  
Bike Week is Western Australia’s annual celebration of people riding bikes – and the City of Subiaco is out to make sure it’s a great celebration!  
On Friday 24 March, the City of Subiaco will be celebrating cycling at Subiaco Train Station. Attendees will have access to free breakfast, free bike maintenance, City of Subiaco cycling information, stalls from local and state cycling groups and the opportunity to win great prizes.
Register online by 17 March, at

Get your work colleagues together for the Workplace Challenge and you could win a free lunch in Subiaco. The workplace with the highest number of staff registered for the event will win a $200 lunch voucher for the team. Enter as you register online.
Download the poster and promote the event around your workplace to get a team together!

Business crime prevention 
As a business owner, there are a lot of actions you can take to prevent crime. With the help of the WA Police, the City of Subiaco has compiled a series of fact sheets that will help you to protect your property, profits and staff. 

Visit the City's website which contains information about actions business owners can take to reduce crime. It includes advice, details of programs the city offers, and where to go for more information.

Key dates in March
• Labour Day long weekend – Monday 6 March

• International Women's Day – Wednesday 8 March

• AFL women: Fremantle vs Carlton at Domain Stadium Friday 10 March

• Virtual Reality in your business - Monday 13 March

• St Patrick’s Day – Friday 17 March
Subiaco is going green for St Patrick’s Day!  Be sure to look out for our green fountain at Subiaco train station.
Nokturnl Events, the team behind Oktoberfest in the Gardens will be hosting Paddy's Paddock, a St. Patrick's Day inspired festival on Saturday, 18  March at Market Square Park. For more information visit their Facebook event page.

• Cinderella at the Regal - 17 to 19 March

• Ride to work day - Friday 24 March

• AFL men: Fremantle vs Geelong at Domain Stadium Sunday 26 March

Virtuality Reality in your business
Learn how new technology could help your business now and into the future with a free educational talk on immersive technology.

Presented by one of Perth’s first virtual reality startups Immersia, the presentation will outline the history of virtual and augmented reality and explain how and where these new technologies are being used today.  Plus, if you’ve never tried virtual reality before, immerse yourself with a free demonstration on Subiaco Library’s mobile VR headset.

This free event will take place on Monday 13 March, 2017 at the Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy refreshments and a light supper. To book online and for more information, visit the city's website.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017 - 2022
The city is developing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) for 2017 – 2022 and we’d love to hear from local businesses.

The DAIP will assist the city to plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion in regards to services and events, buildings and facilities, information, quality of service and more. The DAIP benefits the whole community, not just people with a disability.

There are two ways to participate;
Join the conversation at one of our community focus groups being held on Monday, 20 March from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and Tuesday, 21 March from 11am to 1pm. Please RSVP to  or contact the city on 9237 9328. Light refreshments will be provided.

Or, jump on to and complete a community survey. Surveys will be open from Monday, 20 February until Monday, 20 March 2017. Hardcopy surveys are available in alternative formats.
Help make Subiaco and your businesses more inclusive and accessible for whole community.
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