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Edition 8
16 October 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


Local government elections
Local government elections will take place across Western Australia on Saturday 17 October.
 
If you are a registered voter in the City of Subiaco and did not post your ballot paper, the city’s Administration Centre will be open on Saturday 17 October between 8am and 6pm to deliver your vote in person. If you did not receive a voting package, or have misplaced it, replacements are available at the city’s Administration Centre.
 
For more information about the City of Subiaco Council and this year’s candidates, visit the city’s website www.subiaco.wa.gov.au
 
Results from the election should be available that evening on the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s website www.elections.wa.gov.au

 


Markets on Rokeby confirm new date
Markets on Rokeby is Subiaco's first permanent street market, set to launch on Saturday 7 November. Every weekend, the market will bring together locally grown produce, gourmet food and quality Western Australian products. The market is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Subiaco every weekend and help increase the town centre’s appeal as a thriving retail, hospitality and entertainment destination.  
 
The city has been working closely with Venn Property Group, the market owners and operators, to finalise a range of risk management strategies to minimise disruption to local residents and prepare for the increased activity in the town centre.

For more information on about Markets on Rokeby road closures, parking, the market schedule, layout and more visit the city's website.


Sunday road works for Markets
Venn Property Group contractors will be undertaking works on Rokeby Road to install ground anchors for the marquees in preparation for the opening of Markets on Rokeby.
 
Works and associated road closures will be undertaken on Sunday 18 October from 6am to 12pm and Sunday 25 October from 6am to 6pm. As part of the works, road closures with be in place on the north and southbound lanes from Bagot Road to Hay Street one block at a time (Bagot Road to Barker Road, and Barker Road to Hay Street).

For concerns or more information in relation to these works please contact Evan Briers of Venn Property Group on 0433 138 512.
 


Park Street car park update
Upgrade works in the Park Street car park to improve the drainage system are well underway.

The entire works will ensure the area’s drainage system will be able to withstand a one in ten year storm event while improving the overall condition of the car park and providing a safe environment.

Works are being conducted between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and are expected to finish Friday 30 October. As part of the works, all parking will be unavailable for two to three days commencing Thursday 22 October.

For more information about the works and access to the car park, please visit the city’s website.
 


Remembrance Day 2015
The city, together with the Shenton Park RSL Sub-Branch invites you to attend the 2015 Remembrance Day service and morning tea to honour the brave men and women who courageously served our country.

When: Wednesday 11 November, 10.50am
Where: Subiaco Fallen Soldiers’ War Memorial, Rankin Gardens, corner Rokeby and Hamersley roads

We hope to see you there.


Join our seed group and help create a sustainable Subiaco
As environmental and social pressures increase globally, businesses will need to embrace sustainable practices to stay competitive in a changing world.

The City of Subiaco is calling on creative, forward thinking and proactive business owners and operators to join a conversation to design a sustainability program that will be implemented within the local business community. We invite you to explore ways to make change in your own business and as part of a wider community.

If you are interested in co-creating  the sustainability program, contact Steve Tierney, Coordinator Sustainability, City of Subiaco, at stevet@subiaco.wa.gov.au for more information.


X marks the spot
The annual community event based on the TV show, The Amazing Race, involves teams of two to six people undertaking challenges and answering questions at checkpoints throughout Subiaco. Last year's event attracted over 200 people and we're expecting an even bigger turn out this year!

Thank you to these local businesses who are confirmed check points for this event, it is a great way to promote your business.

Baker's Delight
Café Café 
HBF
Subiaco Church
Heart Foundation
Poster Girls
Subi Voice of Youth
Lords Recreation Centre
Table Culture
Subi Farmers Market
La Fit Studio
Lucy in Disguise
LJ Hooker Subiaco
The Red Chair
Subiaco Library
Subiaco Museum


There are still check point allocations available. To be involved or for more information, please contact the city on 9237 9318 or email culture@subiaco.wa.gov.au 


Recharge Scheme
As part of our commitment to a connected and inclusive community, the city supports the Recharge Scheme, an initiative that encourages businesses to provide a safe space for people who use electric scooters to recharge their batteries.

If you are interested in your business becoming a recharge point, please contact the city on 9237 9320. For more information, visit the city’s website.


Football fever over – call for new home for parklets
Thank you to the businesses who celebrated the success of the Western Australian AFL teams and the premiership-winning Subiaco Football Club in Subiaco. The shop displays and special finals events created a vibrant town centre with football fans enjoying the free entertainment, decorations and face painting in the city's parklets.

The popular Subiaco parklets are due to be moved to new locations this month and we're calling on town centre businesses who would like to have a parklet outside their store. With Halloween and Melbourne Cup fast approaching, the city will look to activate the parklets again for these special events.
 
Register your interest to have a parklet installed outside your business by contacting the city's technical services team on 9387 0942.


Promote your business
The Visit Subiaco website promotes shopping, sports, entertainment and food events happening in and around the Subiaco Town Centre. To promote your upcoming event or in store special, send a short description and image (450 by 220 pixels) to place@subiaco.wa.gov.au or complete a request form on the city's website.

See what's on in Subiaco by visiting the Visit Subiaco events calendar
 


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