The Subiaco Business Association
Supporting and encouraging a vibrant and sustainable Subiaco business community.
The Subiaco Business Association (SBA) was launched in 1983, by founding member Geoff Gosling in collaboration with a group of astute and proud business individuals operating various enterprises within the Subiaco district. The SBA was established primarily as a membership based organisation with a focus on developing and delivering member benefits, advocacy and events within the Subiaco business community. The SBA also includes members of the Subiaco Businesswomen’s Association. Formation of the Association was a result of a recognised need to establish an association which would meet the needs of business operators, grow business opportunities within Subiaco and encourage new business development to the area. Since its formation, the SBA has sought to improve communication with the City of Subiaco and Government Authorities and market Subiaco as a desirable business destination. The SBA continues to service its growing membership within the Subiaco business community through the provision of networking events, marketing and business support, mentoring and advisory services. The SBA introduced the SUBIZ™ Awards in 2010 – all information can be found on the Awards page of this website. As of late 2010, the SBA expanded its boundaries and also began to sign up members from the City of Nedlands’ business community.
Click here to download ‘The History of the Subiaco Business Association’ (PDF)
The 2012/13 SBA Committee
Geoff Parnell – Hames Sharley – President
Mark Hann – Vice President
Jason Chong – B M & Y Chartered Accountants – Treasurer & Secretary
Graeme Bain – EmbroidMe Claremont
Jamie Duff – Base3
Jana Emery – Jana Beauty
Ron Jenkin – JAM Design
Aleks Kesic – The Little Pantry
Adam Majrouh – Tonia’s Curtains
Murray Rowe – Friendlies Chemist Subiaco
Annie Belcastro – Events & Administration Officer
Jasmyn Crisp – Membership Services Officer
The City of Subiaco is a Local Government Area of Western Australia. It covers an area of approximately 7 km2 in inner western metropolitan Perth, the capital of Western Australia and lies about 3 km west of the Perth CBD and comprises the following suburbs:
City of Subiaco
The City of Subiaco is the local government body responsible for delivering a range of services and facilities to residents and visitors. The municipality includes the suburbs of Jolimont, Daglish, Shenton Park, Subiaco and Crawley.
The City of Subiaco council comprises of the mayor and twelve councillors, who as a group, provide direction for the city on behalf of the local community. The City’s mayor is Heather Henderson and the CEO is Stephen Tindale.
City staff and councillors strive to:
- promote the well-being and sense of belonging of the whole community
- provide outstanding leadership and make well informed decisions
- protect and enhance both our built heritage and natural environment
- continuously improve its communication and services
- manage the community’s resources in the best long term interests of all.
The City fosters a sense of community spirit, vibrancy and rich heritage through its range of community services and programs including grants, volunteer programs, events, activities for youth and services for the frail, aged and people with disabilities. The City provides a range of community facilities including a library, museum, community centres and recreation facilities.
The City also maintains amenities such as roads, parks and streetscapes and provides waste, recycling and environmental health services. The City provides leadership and services for sustainable community development including a range of environmental projects, planning and building services and integrated transport initiatives.
The City administration offices are located at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
For more information on the City of Subiaco please visit their website www.subiaco.wa.gov.au.
Pro Subi Ltd is an independent not-for-profit organisation that acts as the marketing body for businesses in the Subiaco CBD. It was established by proactive business people and the City of Subiaco to address the increasing competition from rival shopping centres and strip shopping destinations and collectively markets the Subiaco CBD as the unique retail, service, leisure and business destination of choice. Pro Subi is funded by the City of Subiaco from a specified area levy collected from commercial properties in the Subiaco CBD area for the purpose of marketing the CBD.
Marketing activities include;
- Management of the ‘Subi – B yourself’ brand
- Management of Subi B yourself website – a central hub for consumer related information
- Management of the Pro Subi website – member specific website with information on Pro Subi campaigns, activities and events plus useful business resources
- Advertising and Promotional Campaigns that promote the Subi brand, consumer traffic and business activity in the Subiaco CBD
- In-conjunction with retail events (e.g. Christmas, Valentines’ Day, etc)
- Highlight business categories (e.g. Fashion, Health, Professional Services, etc)
- Organisation and staging of events (e.g. Subiaco Street Festival, Street Entertainment Saturdays)
- Sponsorship of Events (e.g. SBA business edge program, Wild West Comedy Festival & Subi Farmers market)
- Nurture intra-Subiaco CBD relationships (e.g. New Business Welcome Pack)
If you are a Subiaco business and would like more information on the potential co-operative marketing initiatives available to you please visit the ProSubi website www.prosubi.com.au Subi.net.au is the Subi CBD’s consumer site which acts as an information resource for consumers. There is business info, event details, competitions, news, vip specials and more. To be kept up to date with what is going on in Subi be sure to bookmark this site. Subi Yourself
SBA Life Members
Alex van Mens
Joan and Bruce Sivyer
Not a Member?
If you know anyone considering membership to the Subiaco Business Association, there hasn’t been a better time to join with new and improved Membership Benefits. Give Jasmyn a call on 9381 3219 should you require any further information or contact us.