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Edition 4
June 2015

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 Visit Subiaco social media channels on Twitter and Facebook

Pavement to parklets
Colourful temporary parklets have been installed at two locations on Rokeby Road, providing comfortable, leafy locations for people to sit and watch the world go by. These parklets will remain in their current locations for four to six weeks before being moved to other locations in the city.

If your town centre business is interested in having a roadside parklet installed nearby for up to six weeks please contact the city on 9387 0942.

Beautifying Subiaco
The new parklets aren’t the only projects improving the aesthetic of town centre. Other developments include:
  • 57 new planter boxes on Rokeby Road with another 18 on the way
  • bud lighting in the trees up Rokeby Road, with additional lights to be placed in the eucalyptus tree in Post Office Walk on Monday evening, weather permitting
  • new bench seats to be installed in late June
  • continuing the colourful painting of bike racks throughout the town centre.
There has been a very positive response to these upgrades.

Notification of upcoming works 
Works on the Rokeby Road median strip between Bagot and Roberts roads will take place in July.

This is part of the Council’s resolution to investigate the feasibility of partial or complete removal of the traffic median in order to improve the streetscape aesthetic and provide a safer town centre environment.

More information can be found on the city's website.

Markets on Rokeby 
Markets on Rokeby is coming to Subiaco! A unanimous council decision granted conditional approval for Venn Property Group to conduct the weekend street market starting later this year.

Up to 200 stalls offering a range of food, art, fashion and more are expected to arrive on Rokeby Road between Bagot Road and Hay Street this spring.

For more information about Markets on Rokeby, please contact Venn Property Group on


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 establish activation initiatives to attract and retain visitors and customers.

The establishment of the network follows two recent business forums hosted by the city and the Western Suburbs Business Association to develop key actions to address current trends and challenges in the Subiaco Town Centre.

Download the media release for more details.

Business breakfast a full house
There was a fantastic turnout to the business breakfast held at Llama Bar on Wednesday 10 June. With around 40 Subiaco business owners and representatives in attendance, there were plenty of great opportunities for networking and discussion.

The Western Suburbs Business Association (WSBA) will be celebrating their launch on Wednesday 1 July with a cocktail event featuring keynote speaker, David Buckingham, CEO of iiNet. For more details and to book tickets, visit the WSBA event page.

Foodies get excited!
Get those taste buds ready – five new food businesses have commenced trade in Subiaco since the start of May, and we’re looking forward to welcoming another two inthe next few weeks.

Do you have exciting business developments that you think we should know about? Send us an email at

Feature your events on Visit Subiaco
The Visit Subiaco website promotes shopping, sports, entertainment and food events happening in and around the Subiaco Town Centre. Submit your events via our online form and relevant events will be advertised.

Remember to let us know about your promotions or regular deals via our social media channels. We’ll happily share your Tuesday night steak deals or your 50% off sales via Twitter and Facebook. Simply follow us and we’ll follow you!

Don’t forget to include #loveSubiaco to spread the word about exciting things happening in Subiaco.


We Love Perth
Check out – this popular blog is a great way to spread the word about upcoming happenings in your business.

If you have something to share, email


Graffiti hotline
The city offers a responsive and free graffiti removal service for all properties within the area.

If you notice graffiti, please call the city’s graffiti hotline on 1800 441 818, email or visit the graffiti removal page on the city’s website.


Outdoor dining and street trading permits reminder
If you have a current outdoor dining or street trading permit you should have received your renewal package for 2015–16. All current permits expire at midnight on 30 June 2015, so make sure you return the renewal form and pay the fees before this date to keep your permit valid.

If you have not received the renewal information or would like to purchase a new permit, please contact the city on 9237 9222.

Jersey Street car station reopens
The newly redeveloped Jersey Street car station is due to open next week, offering the city’s lowest all day parking fee of just $1.20 per hour with a $4 maximum. The car station will operate from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The redevelopment included the installation of a stormwater bio-filter at the base of the car park which removes pollutants and nutrients from the stormwater before sending the clean water to Mabel Talbot wetland.

For more information on the works completed at the Jersey Street car station, visit the city’s website.

Be storm ready
Prepare your property for winter by cleaning out gutters, trimming overhanging tree branches and removing any loose debris from around your building. The city urges businesses to dispose of any materials appropriately and ensure stormwater drains remain clear.

For information on recycling and waste collection services offered by the city, visit the city’s website.

Get sporty at Lords
Band your workmates together and discover your sporty side at the nightly social sports competition at Lords Recreation Centre. Nominations are now open for the winter/spring sports season with competitions in basketball, netball, soccer, volleyball or dodgeball. Sign up before 29 June and we’ll waive the nomination or renomination fee!

We can also help businesses organise corporate functions or training days, run team building events and provide discounted membership incentives for your employees.

Visit the Lords website for more information on how to get your business physically active.

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