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1 August 2016
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

Business open as usual
The Water Corporation has commenced work on Rokeby Road between Roberts Road and Bagot Road to renew the water main and improve the security and reliability of Subiaco’s water supply. Work in this section is expected to take six to eight weeks. 

For more information about the water main renewal and its impact on Rokeby Road properties:
For information about the city's Rokeby Road streetscape upgrade visit
All businesses on Rokeby Road are open as usual. Pedestrian access is available and alternative first hour free parking can be accessed behind Rokeby Road in the town centre at car stations on Rowland Street, Barker Road, Park Street and Forrest Square.

The city is promoting that businesses are open as usual for the duration of the works. We are:
  • installing wayfinding and information signage this week for the Water Corporation to display on the fencing for the duration of the project
  • running weekly advertisements on Facebook
  • publishing print advertisements in The POST and Western Suburbs Weekly.
If you wish to discuss the promotion of your business during these works, contact the city's Economic Development team at

You can also tag your posts with @SeeSubiaco or  #SeeSubiaco on social media.

Subiaco Town Centre initiatives
Subiaco has welcomed several new businesses to the town centre in 2016 and over the next twelve months, Subiaco will become home to a number of new businesses including small bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as large-scale developments.

The City of Subiaco is implementing a range of major projects and initiatives to support local businesses and increase visitation, including:
  • a $4 million dollar upgrade of Rokeby Road streetscape
  • the removal of outdoor dining fees
  • more flexibility in planning policies
  • a twelve-month trial of three-hour free parking in the Rowland Street car park, starting this December
  • other parking initiatives including wayfinding signage, pay-by-plate machines, and the EasyPark mobile app
  • the draft Subiaco Activity Centre Plan and North Subiaco Structure Plan will provide a framework for the ongoing development and revitalisation of these areas
  • working closely with the Subiaco Town Centre Network, a core group of local business people who are addressing issues that affect the viability and vitality of the town centre.
A story on the revitalisation of the Subiaco Town Centre was aired on Channel Nine News last week. The story focused on the future of Subiaco and its new hotspots and developments. The story is part of the city’s ongoing work to promote good things happening in the town centre. You can view the story on the Channel 9 News Perth YouTube channel
 For more information about what's happening in the town centre visit the Subiaco Town Centre page.

2016-17 budget
The city’s 2016-17 budget was adopted at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 19 July. In 2016-17, rates will increase by 4.1 per cent. This increase is made up of a normal operational increase of 1 per cent and the remaining 3.1 per cent is directly attributable to the City of Perth Act, which has had a significant financial impact on the City of Subiaco.
Highlights from this year’s budget include:
  • Town centre projects – $4.5 million
  • Road renewal – $1.1 million
  • Community facilities – $2.1 million
  • Drainage upgrades – $833k
  • Lighting upgrades – $272k
  • Parks and reserves projects – $3.4 million
  • Car parks – $285k 
Keep an eye out for more details about this year’s budget with your rates notice. For more information, view the full 2016-17 budget on the city's website

Have you registered for e-rates?

Did you know that you can now get your rates notice electronically? It’s simple and good for the environment too. For more information about e-rates visit the rates page on the city's website.

Leases and liquor licences business sundowner
The Western Suburbs Business Association and the City of Subiaco invite you to a business sundowner to help you navigate your way through the pitfalls that can occur when signing a new lease or applying for a liquor licence.

Join legal experts from Cullen Macleod to hear informative presentations on 'Tricks and Tips for Getting the Most Out Of Your Lease'
and 'Applying For a New Liquor Licence: What You Need to Know First'. The city's Economic Development team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

When: Wednesday 3 August, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Stellar Lounge, Upstairs at the Subiaco Hotel, corner Rokeby Road and Hay Street, Subiaco
Tickets: $25 and include canapés and welcome drink.

Bookings essential by visiting the event booking page or by contacting Annie Belcastro from the Western Suburbs Business Association on 9381 3219 or

What's on in Subiaco
Help show the community all that Subiaco has to offer by listing your upcoming events on social media. Share your events, daily specials and photos by tagging your posts with @SeeSubiaco or #SeeSubiaco on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  

Western Derby
The Fremantle Dockers host the West Coast Eagles in the final Western Derby match up of the 2016 season on Sunday 7 August and See Subiaco wants to help you promote your derby day specials! Send through details of your promotion, your logo or a picture to or tag #SeeSubiaco on social media.

The city has printed derby day posters for businesses to display in the lead up to the big day. We’ll be calling into businesses in the town centre this week or additional posters are available for collection from the city’s Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.

For game day information visit the Domain Stadium website.  

Image: Mog & Bone, Subiaco 

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