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Subiaco to spark up like the old days…

Subiaco has enjoyed a reputation for being one of Perth’s prettiest inner-city suburbs ever since the area was settled by Italian Benedictine monks in 1851. It’s also renowned for being one of the most expensive rental markets in Australia.

Sadly, due to the latter, and combined with a growing lacking economy in the state, many tenants – particularly those in retail, hospitality and vintage markets – have had to move out, some even shutting shop, leaving Subi with a bit of a ghost-town feel on some days and nights.

That’s all about to change this Saturday 23rd April, when the inaugural Subiaco Street Party kicks off from 2pm.

Hosted by The Subiaco Town Centre Network, festivities will take place along Rokeby Road and surrounding side streets and laneways with a program with free entertainment and activity.

There’ll be live music from several stages, roving performers, food stalls, pop-up bars, street vendors, even carnival rides and a side show alley.

For the full list of acts performing on the day, and to check out the activities on offer, visit subiaco.wa.gov.au/subiacostreetparty.

Hopefully, once this festival of an arty sort has attracted a host of folks back to good ol’ Subi, its council will begin influencing landlords to stop being so greedy with their high rental prices… and those once-were-wonderful boutiques and cafes might be able to open up shop again on a a less-than-temporary, pop-up basis…  Antonino Tati

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