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Talk about Subi
Keeping the community informed
Issue No. 175 • March 2014
Artwork by Shaun Tan
Lords lives on
The City of Subiaco recently announced
that the Lords recreation centre doors
will remain open. At its meeting in
February, council unanimously supported
continuing Lords as a council run facility.
Moving forward, Lords will receive a
facelift including a car park upgrade and
roof refurbishment. Members and users
of Lords will be kept updated about any
changes to usage and parking.
There is something for everyone at Lords
• a twenty-five metre indoor heated
swimming pool
• casual court hire for tennis, squash,
basketball, netball, volleyball and
• social basketball, netball and soccer
• fully equipped gymnasium
• personal training
• group fitness classes
• kids school term and holiday programs
• corporate sports and team building
packages and venue hire for seminars
and training
• café and crèche.
To become a Lords member visit or call
9381 6666.
2014 Shaun Tan and
Tim Winton Awards
Aspiring young artists and writers are invited to get creative and enter the 2014
Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists and Tim Winton Award for Young Writers.
These prestigious youth awards are open to all Western Australian school students
aged five to eighteen years.
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What’s inside
› ANZAC Day services
› New planning appointments system
› WA Heritage Festival
› National Youth Week
› Economic Development Strategy
› School holiday action
For the latest information
about local government
reform and how it affects
the City of Subiaco, visit
241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco • (08) 9237 9222 • • •
2014 Shaun Tan and Tim Winton Awards
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Young artists should present their two-dimensional artworks by
Friday 2 May and young writers can submit works of prose until
Sunday 8 June.
At the Going Down of
the Sun theatrical reading
Entry forms and full conditions of entry are available from Subiaco
Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco or
Thank you to our valued sponsors, Janet Holmes à Court AC,
Kool Kreative, Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Gallery 360,
Dymocks, One20 Productions, The Lane Bookshop,
Child Education Services, Faber-Castell, Planet Books and
Red Griffin Art.
For more information please contact the city on 9237 9300 or
Celebrate our heritage –
The Western Australian Heritage Festival is a month-long
initiative (from Friday 18 April to Sunday 18 May)
organised by the National Trust to celebrate Western
Australia’s historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage.
As part of the festival the city has planned a number
of local events that highlight Subiaco’s unique history
and heritage.
Leadlight the night self-guided walk
Follow the city’s self-guided leadlight walk to discover
Subiaco’s rich collection of leadlight windows and doors.
Residents along the 4km trail will be asked to light their
homes from sunset to 10pm
from Tuesday 22 April to
Sunday 27 April, so that
visitors can admire the unique
leadlight features of the local
area. Walkers can learn about
the history of glass windows,
the process of making leadlights
and the characteristics of leadlights made in different eras.
Commemorate ANZAC Day at Subiaco Library with a
theatrical reading of At the Going Down of the Sun, an
extract from Secrets Mothers Keep. This reading will be
performed by Bree Harley and Michael Forman of The
Roleystone Theatre with narration provided by author Linda
Bettenay. The evening will also include live music by Kim
Bettenay. The performance features actors reading letters
from a sweetheart to her soldier boyfriend in Gallipolli.
› When: Monday 28 April at 6pm
› Where:Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Refreshments will be provided. To book, contact 9237 9300
Independent Theatre
Festival evening event
Visit to download
the self-guided walking brochure or pick up a copy at
Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Subiaco
Museum, 239 Rokeby Road, Subiaco or the Administration
Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco during normal business
hours. Don’t forget your torch!
Heritage buildings in the now
Are you after some ideas on how to develop your heritage
place? Nerida Moredoundt, principal heritage architect
with TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage
will explore best practice principles behind conserving,
developing and adapting heritage buildings in a not to be
missed educational lunchtime talk at the Subiaco Library,
237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco on Friday 9 May. To RSVP
contact 9237 9300 or
Heritage Conservation and Urban Design
Awards display
Explore the entries in the city’s inaugural Heritage
Conservation and Urban Design Awards on display at
Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco from Monday
28 April to Sunday 11 May. The awards recognise
contributions and dedication to the conservation and
enhancement of the city’s rich cultural history.
The city is proud to sponsor the inaugural Independent
Theatre Festival showcasing local Western Australian theatre
and dance at Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road,
Subiaco from Wednesday 12 March to Saturday 12 April.
As part of the festival, join performer James Berlyn from
Crash Course and writer/performer Shane Adamczak from
Trampoline for an insight into the making of their shows
and the journey to the stage.
› When: Monday 31 March at 6pm
› Where:Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Refreshments will be served. To book, contact 9237 9300 or
Maintain your independence
What’s on for seniors
Senior’s out ‘n’ about bus trip
Join us for morning tea before heading up into the hills for a
tour of the Kalamunda History Village, followed by a delicious
lunch at Melville Rose Nursery.
› When:
› Cost:
Thursday 3 April from 9.30am to 3.30 pm
$35 includes morning tea, lunch, a bus trip and
tour entry fees
› RSVP and payment:
Thursday 27 March
Community lunch
As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to maintain
our independence, and remain in our own home. Sometimes
we need a bit of help to do so, and in those situations, the city’s
Meals on Wheels service is here to help.
This service caters for a range of special diets and delivers
fresh, directly to your door. Designed with lots of choice to best
accommodate your individual needs the tasty meal options,
include tuna mornay, chicken Kiev and Vienna schnitzel.
Meals can be accompanied with a hearty soup and a
mouth-watering dessert.
To find out more, please call 9237 9333.
ANZAC Day services
Community members are invited to attend ANZAC services held
in the city on ANZAC Day, Friday 25 April.
ANZAC Day is a day Australians recognise as an occasion of
national remembrance. On 25 April each year, services are held
around the country as a time to remember all Australian service
men and women and reflect on the many different meanings of
war. Services in the city are conducted by Shenton Park
sub-branch and Subiaco sub-branch RSLs. The details of the
ANZAC services are as follows:
Shenton Park service – marchers assemble at the King
Street intersection on Onslow Road at 6.50am.
The service is at the Shenton Park Community Centre (corner of
Onslow and Herbert roads, Shenton Park) commencing at 7am
and is followed by a morning tea.
Subiaco service – marchers fall in at the Subiaco Post Office
on Rokeby Road at 7.50am.
The service takes place at the Fallen Soldiers Memorial (corner
of Rokeby and Hamersley roads, Subiaco) at 8am and is
followed by a morning tea at the Subiaco Community Centre,
203 Bagot Road, Subiaco.
Take a walk back in time to high school as the community
centre is transformed into Rydell High School – the centre
stage for our monthly theme: Grease.
› When: Wednesday 9 April at 11.45am
› Where:Subiaco Community Centre,
203 Bagot Road, Subiaco
› Cost:
$13 includes a three-course lunch and
› RSVP and payment:
Thursday 3 April
Film club:
Join Sandy, Danny, the
T-Birds and the Pink
Ladies as we enjoy the
hit musical Grease.
› When: Thursday 17 April at 11.45am
› Where:Subiaco Community Centre,
203 Bagot Road, Subiaco
› Cost: $13 includes a three-course lunch
› RSVP and payment: Thursday 10 April
Payment is required seven days prior to all events.
To RSVP for any of the above events, and to pay,
contact the city on 9237 9320 or email
School holiday action
Easter and ANZAC Day
office closures
The city will be closed for Good Friday on 18 April, Easter Monday
on 21 April and ANZAC Day on Friday 25 April. Lords recreation
centre has reduced opening hours on Easter Monday 21 April and
ANZAC Day on Friday 25 April and is also closed on Friday 18 April
for Good Friday. For details visit
Economic Development
Strategy 2013–2017
The city has a wide range of exciting activities on offer
during the April school holidays, including:
• fun active sessions at Lords recreation centre
• craft activities at Subiaco Library
• music workshops for little ones
• skate workshops at the Subiaco skate park.
For more information, visit
or pick up a copy of the school holiday calendar from
Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco or Lords
recreation centre, 3 Price Street, Subiaco.
National Youth Week
2014 – Our Voice,
Our Impact
Council endorsed the Economic Development Strategy
2013–2017 at its meeting in December 2013.
The strategy sets out a list of actions to guide the city
and relevant stakeholders in driving local economic
activity and programs for 2013–2017 and has strong links
with the objectives and actions of the city’s Corporate
Business Plan.
As part of its development, the city undertook a
four week public consultation period. A number of
suggestions were made by members of the community
where the strategy could be approved or adapted.
These changes were incorporated where appropriate.
The strategy also incorporates feedback from the local
business community, gathered through a series of
workshops and forums held by the Subiaco Business
Association and as part of a workshop with key
stakeholders in July 2013.
The social implications of an economic development
strategy are positive and far-reaching. Effective economic
development strategies and programs will ensure that
the city’s economy is strong and vibrant and that the
city remains a unique, popular and welcoming place for
businesses, residents and visitors.
The Economic Development Strategy 2013–2017 is
available for download at
and in hardcopy form at the city’s Administration Centre,
241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco by request.
National Youth Week 2014 is being held from Friday 4 to
Sunday 13 April, giving young people an opportunity to
express their ideas, act on issues that affect their lives and
have fun.
During National Youth Week 2014 the city is running a
series of free activities for people aged twelve to
twenty-five including:
• the launch of Papermates, a young adult online book club
• public speaking
• urban art workshop
• 4Sure (in conjunction with the City of Nedlands and
Town of Mosman Park), an all ages music and skate
festival held on Saturday 5 April at Nedlands Skatepark,
Charles Court Reserve, Nedlands Foreshore.
For more details on 4Sure and the other workshops visit or contact the city on
9237 9216. The urban art workshop is supported by the
Department of Local Government and Communities.
What’s happening in Subi
■ Baby rhyme time
■ Zumba Gold
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am
Subiaco Library,
237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
or 9237 9300
Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11.30 am
Subiaco Community Centre,
203 Bagot Road, Subiaco
Cost: $5
RSVP 9237 9320 or
■ ■ Support for mums
without mums
Subiaco service
Friday 25 April, 8am
Fallen Soldiers Memorial, corner
Rokeby and Hamersley roads,
Morning tea will be provided
Tuesdays fortnightly
(school holidays excluded),
10.30am to 12pm
Lords café, 3 Price Street, Subiaco
Crèche available
or 9237 9256
Shenton Park
■ Independent Theatre Festival
Wednesday 12 March to Saturday
12 April
Subiaco Arts Centre,
180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
■ Burn the floor
Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 April
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay Street, Subiaco
■ Subi active seniors chair yoga
Mondays, 10.30 am to 11.30am
Shenton Park Community Centre,
240 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
Cost: $5
RSVP 9237 9320 or
■ Youth
Saturday 29 March, 4.40 pm
AFL Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns
Lego® club
Wednesdays, 10am to 11am
Shenton Park Community Centre,
240 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
Cost: $5
RSVP 9237 9320 or
Upcoming events
at Subiaco Oval
Friday 25 April, 6.50am
Shenton Park Community
Centre, corner Onslow and
Herbert roads, Shenton Park
Morning tea will be provided
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■ Exercise for the young
at heart
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
(school holidays excluded),
Subiaco Library,
237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
or 9237 9300
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■ Storytime
Saturday 5 April, 4.40pm
AFL West Coast Eagles v St Kilda
Sunday 13 April, 2.40pm
AFL Fremantle v Essendon
Saturday 19 April, 5.40 pm
AFL West Coast Eagles v Port
Friday 25 April, 6.40pm
AFL Fremantle v North Melbourne
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■ Free community health
Free public transport to and from
Subiaco Oval is included in your ticket. A
frequent train service will operate on all
lines before and after games at Subiaco
Oval. Post-match buses are available.
Last buses leave twenty minutes after
the completion of the match. For more
information visit the Transperth website
at or
call the Transperth Infoline on 13 62 13.
Wednesday 26 March,
10am to 2pm
Lords recreation centre,
3 Price Street, Subiaco
or 9237 9256
Note: dates displayed are correct as at
the time of publication and should be
used as a guide only. Please contact the
relevant outlet for final confirmation of
event dates and times.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10.30am
Subiaco Library,
237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
or 9237 9300
The city encourages New planning appointments
The city’s Use of Active Recreation Areas
policy, recently adopted by council,
aims to facilitate sustainable use of the
city’s two main active recreation areas:
Rosalie Park, corner of Thomas Street
and Aberdare Road, Subiaco and Hickey
Avenue Park tennis courts in Daglish.
Nicholson Road Reserve in Subiaco, also
classified as an active recreation area, is
not covered by this policy as the use of
that park’s facilities are generally free for
use by the public.
The three sites offer different recreation
opportunities including tennis, petanque,
skate boarding, soccer, lacrosse, cricket,
rugby, touch football, and Australian
Rules football. All active recreation
areas are open to the public for passive
recreation pursuits when not in use by
approved sporting groups. Some areas
do have restricted times for dog walking.
For more information on the city’s
recreation areas visit
From Thursday 1 May 2014, the city’s planning
services will transition from a drop in system
to an appointment system for planning
Thirty minute appointments will be available
from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to
4pm, Monday to Friday.
The city is committed to providing outstanding
customer service and high quality planning
advice. This more structured arrangement will
provide for quicker processing of applications and allow duty planners to offer more
personalised and detailed information to residents, businesses and contractors.
For more information, or to book an appointment, contact the city on 9237 9228 or
Working together to keep Subiaco clean
A few handy tips in order to keep our streets clean, pest free and generally waste free are:
• Keep rubbish on residential properties and stored inside provided bins.
• Ensure household recycling and general waste bins are of sufficient size and bin lids
close (the city offers a range of recycling and general waste bins).
• Make sure your bins are placed on the curb prior to 6am on collection day.
• Ensure your bins are then removed from the curbside within 24 hours.
We all need to do our part to reduce litter in the city. For more information visit
Competition – The Mikado presented
by ICW Productions
Council meetings
Subiaco Council Chambers
241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA 6008
The next council meetings are on
Tuesday 25 March and Tuesday
15 April, at 5.30 pm
The agenda for each council meeting is available on
the city’s website at 5pm on the Friday prior to the
meeting. The minutes are available at 5pm on the
Thursday after the meeting. There is a formal process
for members of the public wishing to ask a question
or make a statement at a meeting. Please refer to the
website or contact the city for further information.
Contact information
Administration Centre: 9237 9222
Graffiti Hotline: 1800 441 818
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The city, together with the Regal Theatre, is
giving you the chance to win two tickets to
The Mikado on Wednesday 7 May at 7.30 pm.
Enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic
opera full of witty dialogue and classic
melodies. The tyrannical Mikado has decreed
that anyone caught flirting unless married will
be beheaded. Koko the Lord High Executioner has to find someone to behead within
a month or suffer the same punishment.
› When: Wednesday 7 May to Saturday 10 May at various times
› Where:Regal Theatre, 474 Hay Street, Subiaco
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