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Edition 15
27 May 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
 


See Subiaco launch event 

You are invited to the official See Subiaco launch event.

Hear the story of the brand, understand what visitors are saying about Subiaco and learn how you can work with the city, Subiaco Town Centre Network and local business community to promote Subiaco as a great place to work, live and visit.

When: Thursday 9 June from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Subiaco Hotel 465 Hay Street, Subiaco

Enjoy a complimentary beverage, light refreshments and mingle with your fellow business community.

All guests will receive a See Subiaco launch pack.

Bookings essential by Friday 3 June at http://bit.ly/SeeSubiacoLaunchEvent or by emailing place@subiaco.wa.gov.au
 


Rokeby Road update

The city is undertaking an upgrade of the Rokeby Road streetscape in order to improve the amenity of this commercial and retail hub while conserving the heritage of the area.

Construction works have commenced and involved the trialling of raised car bays in Rokeby Road. This was successfully completed on the eastern side of Rokeby Road between Seddon Street and Roberts Road. Tendering for the electrical and civil works is underway with suppliers being appointed over the coming weeks. No major physical works on Rokeby Road will be completed at this stage while the tendering process takes place. We anticipate that works will recommence in mid-June.

On Tuesday 24 May Council endorsed an increase to the budget by $923 000 to include more raised bays, improved multi-use light poles and drainage.

To keep up-to-date with Rokeby Road changes visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/rokebyroad
 


Forrest Square open for business

The City of Subiaco is pleased to introduce Forrest Square in Subiaco as a new and improved multi-use space that can be used as a car park or town square. Located in the heart of Subiaco, the upgraded car park provides affordable parking for shoppers and visitors to the area, including first hour free parking.

The city is incorporating new technology into its car parks, with Forrest Square car park a trial station for the city’s first ‘pay-by-plate’ parking machines. 

Visitors also have the option to pay for parking using the EasyPark mobile app, now available in all car parks in the city. The big advantage with EasyPark is that you only pay for the time you park – so you can extend your time from the hairdresser’s chair, or end your parking session early if you finish up your errands sooner than expected. Visitors to the car park can also pay using coins and card.

Visitors to the car park are welcomed by large, colourful pillar signs featuring the See Subiaco branding (pictured above right).

For more information about the project visit the Forrest Square car park upgrade page and for full details on parking in the City of Subiaco visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/parking


Facebook and Instagram for businesses

The city pleased to be hosting Business Foundations, a non-profit organisation delivering assistance to businesses throughout Western Australia, for their second workshop for 2016. This workshop will teach you how to use or improve your use of Facebook (the dominant platform in Australia) and Instagram (the fast growing social media platform) to reach more customers for your business.

When: Tuesday 21 June from 9am to 11.30am
Where: City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

At this workshop you will learn how to:
  • when and how you should use Facebook and Instagram
  • the various paid and unpaid ways to advertise on Facebook and Instagram
  • what advertising methods might work best for your business
  • all about hashtags
  • what do the measures really mean and which are most important
  • how to create engaging posts 
  • how to set up a business page/account
  • how can you get in the News Feed more often.
Bookings are essential as places are limited. For more information or to register for this workshop visit the Business Foundations website.


Food allergy awareness

The city’s environmental health services team recently promoted Food Allergy Week (FAW), an initiative which aims to raise awareness about food allergies in Australia.
 
In support of food allergy awareness, the city has developed a food allergy kit to assist food businesses with identifying allergens, the legal requirements, allergen focused management, customer service and food preparation tips. This kit will be mailed to a range of medium and high risk classified businesses during May.
 
The city is also seeking expressions of interest from food businesses wanting to learn more about food allergies at a free information session. Express your interest by contacting healthservices@subiaco.wa.gov.au

For more information on allergens or FAW visit the city's website.
 

Local business input for Economic Development Strategy review

The City of Subiaco is reviewing the current Economic Development Strategy and is looking to the local business community for consultation on the future economic direction for the city.

As a member of the Subiaco business community you are invited to contribute your ideas and provide direct input into the city’s review of the strategy at one-on-one interviews with consultant David Duncanson. If you are interested in being involved in this valuable consultation process, please contact David on david@kirkgate.com.au by Friday 3 June to arrange the meeting.

For more information about economic development in the city, or to view the Economic Development Strategy 2013–2017 visit the city's website, or for more information on the review contact chrisd@subiaco.wa.gov.au 
 


What's on in Subiaco

Help show the community all that Subiaco has to offer by listing your upcoming events on social media. See Subiaco's Facebook page shares all listed Subiaco events in the one location (pictured below). Share your events, daily specials and photos by tagging your posts with @SeeSubiaco or #SeeSubiaco on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  
 
Upcoming matches at Subiaco oval:
  • West Coast Eagles v Gold Coast Sun - 2.40pm Sunday 29 May
  • Fremantle v Essendon - 5.40pm Saturday 4 June
  • West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows, 5.40pm Saturday 11 June
  • Fremantle v Port Adelaide - 2.35pm Saturday, 18 June
  • West Coast Eagles v Essendon - 6.10pm Thursday 30 June
For detailed game day information visit the Domain Stadium website.

Subiaco Theatre Festival 

Presented by Perth Theatre Trust and proudly supported by the City of Subiaco, the Subiaco Theatre Festival with kick off at the Subiaco Arts Centre on Wednesday 8 June and run until Saturday 2 July 2016 and is expecting to attract over 1500 people to Subiaco. 

Warm up with pre and post show drinks with food to share, or take advantage of the amazing offers at the participating Subiaco eateries and bars including The Village BarWhisk Creamery, San ChurroFuntasticoGrill’d and Meeka

To get involved contact kate.bell@ptt.wa.gov.au or for more information about the Subiaco Theatre Festival visit the website.


 


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