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Edition 12
22 February 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

Connect with See Subiaco
The refreshed town centre branding, See Subiaco, has launched and we now look to you, the local business community, to share all the vibrant and unique experiences that make Subiaco a great place to live, work and visit.

Subiaco businesses are encouraged to connect with See Subiaco to promote their local shopping, sports, entertainment and hospitality events happening in and around the town centre that celebrate the character, and vibrancy of Subiaco.
Find out how you can connect with See Subiaco to promote your business or upcoming event by visiting the city's website, or follow See Subiaco on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with @SeeSubiaco or #SeeSubiaco.

An easier way to park

Commencing today, paying for parking is getting easier at all city operated carparks across Subiaco, with visitors having the option to pay for parking via an app on their mobile or tablet device.

The city's new mobile parking payment system offers parkers the benefits of:
  • saving time - faster, more convenient parking with no fuss
  • saving money - pay only for time used
  • being in control -  extend the parking within the relevant time limits, if applicable, by using your mobile or tablet device from wherever you are.
Visitors will be able to stay for that extra coffee, or relax if their appointment goes longer than expected and the city encourages the local business community to tell your customers about this new system.
Registering for the app is easy. Visit or by calling 1300 734 070 to register your details. All City of Subiaco fee paying parking stations are being fitted with signs indicating that the service is available and instructions for its use.
For parking locations and more information about the new EasyPark payment system visit the city's website

FREE seminar - Merchandising that works; attracting market customers

To assist the Subiaco Town Centre business community with integrating into the Markets on Rokeby, future events and capitalising on foot traffic in the town centre, the city is offering a free seminar packed full of ideas and tips to help you entice new customers through your door and how to get them shopping throughout store.

This free seminar is highly recommended for hospitality and retail managers and staff members responsible for the layout and presentation of your business. All participants in the seminar will receive a follow up on-site merchandising consultancy service for their business.

When: Wednesday 9 March from 3.30pm to 5.45pm
Where: City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

The seminar will cover:
  • enhancing the image of your store, showroom or hospitality venue so you stand out from the crowd.
  • tips and techniques that will make your products and displays work harder for you.
  • how to ensure every square metre of space in your store is earning its living.
  • exposing yourself – how to present your merchandise so that new customers stop, look, touch and buy.
  • using a 27-point checklist to keep you on track so you can turn merchandising principles into business profits.
For more information or to register your attendance for this fantastic opportunity contact place development at or call 9237 9305.

Retail and hospitality customer service masterclass

The city is also pleased to be hosting Business Foundations, a non-profit organisation delivering assistance to businesses throughout Western Australia, for a series of workshops in 2016. The first of these workshops will focus on customer service, attracting the right customers, employing the right staff and delivering exceptional customer service.

When: Thursday 25 February from 4pm to 6.30pm
Where: City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

At the workshop you will learn:
  • what your customers need and how to deliver exceptional customer service.
  • how to identify your key customer segments and determine the key messages relevant to their specific needs.
  • how to attract, motivate and retain the right staff, and nurture a positive service culture.
For more information or to register for this workshop visit the Business Foundations website.

blackmarket hustle on the streets of Subiaco
Have you seen the participants in the performance season of blackmarket partaking in unlicensed street selling and entrepreneurial trading on the streets of Subiaco? Part audio-driven intervention and part real-life video game, blackmarket guests roam the fictional world of this urban game equipped with mobile devices, headphones and a sash as they fight for survival as a ‘hustler’ within a blackmarket economy.

'I had a fabulous time 'trading' and surviving on the streets! Congratulations to the City of Subiaco for sharing PVI Collective’s vision and bring PIAF and Blackmarket to Subiaco. We need to keep it up and do more of this stuff in the city!' - Carolena Boyd

'blackmarket is a truly unique and fascinating performance that I was lucky enough attend last week. Being interactive, you are transported into another world on the streets of Subiaco, fight for your survival trading on the blackmarket. It was unnerving, surprising, intense, a little dark and ultimately a whole lot of fun. A fantastic production by the team at pvi collective and thanks to the City of Subiaco for making it possible.' Emma McCarthy

blackmarket performance season
Limited tickets still available. For session times visit the PIAF website.
When: Tuesday 16 to Saturday 27 February

Hungry hustler dinner deals
Enjoy a pre or post blackmarket meal in Subiaco. No trading is required for these services, available until the 18 March.

Witch’s Cauldron
10% off the total bill for blackmarket ticketholders.*

Bistro des Artistes
Ticketholders enjoy a complimentary drink with their meal.*

Chutney Mary's
These dinner deals are available to all wanting to experience the blackmarket atmosphere in Subiaco.
  • Beans and rice deal - black dahl makhani, steamed rice, green beans and potato, naan bread and a Kingfisher Beer or glass of house wine for $25 per person.
  • Survival dinner deal - chicken madras, steamed rice, spicy yellow dahl, naan bread and a Kingfisher Beer or house wine for $35 per person.
  • Sweet goodness - gulab jaman (baby donuts) with tea, coffee or chai for $10 per person.
Purl Bar
15% off lunch and dinner for ticketholders. Or try a black cocktail to put you in a blackmarket mood.*

*discounts on display of ticket.

blackmarket inspired after party
Calling all hustlers... Join a blackmarket inspired event in the wake of the Subiaco performance season.
When: 8pm till late, Saturday 27 February
Where: Purl Bar
Free event. Dress dark and mysterious
For more information visit or

blackmarket pop up gallery
Experience the aftermath of blackmarket in the wake of the performance season. Explore the interactive pop up gallery to view video and photography from the live performance with some of the ‘artefacts and debris’ from the performance season.
When: Saturday 5 to Friday 18 March, 10am to 4pm daily
Where: 1 Seddon Street, Subiaco
Free event. No bookings required.

For more information on blackmarket visit the city's website.

Forrest Square car park upgrade  
The Forrest Square car park upgrade project is well underway with stage one of the works almost complete. As work progresses into stage two, as much public parking as possible will be made available while ensuring safety and functionality of the site.
Works will generally be conducted between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday; some Saturday and after-hours work may be required.  The entire works are expected to be completed by mid-April, subject to weather conditions and other work constraints.
For more information about the works and access to the car park, please visit the city’s website.

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