Subiaco, Western Australia


Subiaco, Western Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Subiaco
city = Perth
state = wa


caption = City of Subiaco council chambers
lga = City of Subiaco
area = 3.2
postcode = 6008
pop = 7,629 (2006 census)Census 2006 AUS|id=SSC52361|name=Subiaco (State Suburb)|quick=on|accessdate=2008-10-05]
dist1 = 4 | dir1 = W | location1=Perth
est = 1846
fedgov = Curtin
stategov = Nedlands
near-nw = Wembley
near-n = West Leederville
near-ne = West Perth
near-w = Daglish
near-e = West Perth
near-sw = Shenton Park
near-s = Shenton Park
near-se = Kings Park
coord|-31.949|115.827|type:city(7629)_region:AU-WA_scale:30000|format=dms|display=title

Subiaco is an inner western suburb of Perth, Western Australia, situated to the north of Kings Park. Its Local Government Area is the City of Subiaco.

Subiaco is named after the town of Subiaco near Rome, Italy, and was established in 1846.

The area was transformed over the last half of the 20th century from an older working class area to one of Perth's most fashionable suburbs.

Landmarks of the suburb include Subiaco Oval (soon to be redeveloped), Mueller Park, the Regal Theatre, the Subiaco Hotel, the Victorian Terraces on Catherine Street, the Colonnade and Subi Centro.

The main street of Subiaco is Rokeby Road which is named after Lord Rokeby. Another important commercial road is Hay Street.

Subiaco Street Festival is held every year as a street party on Rokeby Road and Hay Street and includes live entertainment and games.

Residential areas include Subi Centro, a modern housing development with a sunken railway station on reclaimed industrial land near Wembley, and older heritage properties towards Shenton Park.

Major hospital facilities include St John of God Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.

School facilities include Subiaco Primary School and Perth Modern School, which is renowned for being the oldest government school as well as the only academically selective school in Western Australia.

References

External links

* [http://www.subiaco.wa.gov.au City of Subiaco Website]
* [http://www.sfclions.com.au Subiaco Football Club Website]
* [http://www.siriol.net/StAndrew/home.htm Anglican Parish of Subiaco Website]
* [http://www.stjosephssubiaco.org.au/ Catholic Parish of Subiaco Website]


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