Ward and Representation Review 2018

About the project


The Local Government Act 1995 requires a review of wards and representation every eight years.

The city last reviewed its wards and representation ratios in 2016. The impact of the City of Perth Act 2016, which came into effect on 1 July 2016, triggered the need for the City of Subiaco to review its wards. This is because the Act ceded the City of Subiaco area south of Aberdare Road to the City of Perth. Consequently, City of Subiaco elector numbers reduced; the South Ward lost an elected member; and the flow-on effect to representation ratios resulted in inequitable representation across the district.

In September 2018, Council resolved to exercise the power under Schedule 2.2 of the Local Government Act 1995 to undertake a review of its wards and representation to provide an equal distribution in the City’s ward system.

Council has endorsed consultation for several options, which are outlined in the city’s Review of Wards and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper which can be viewed in the online document library. Alternatively hard copies of the discussion paper are available at the City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, and Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road.

High resolution maps of the ward options outlined in the city’s Review of Wards and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper can be found in the online project document library.

How can I be involved?

After reviewing the discussion paper and considering the presented options, members of the community are invited to make a written submission about any aspect of ward boundaries and representation in the following ways:

  • completing the online submission form

  • completing the hard copy submission form (available at City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, and Subiaco Library, corner Rokeby and Bagot roads)

  • providing a written submission via mail addressed to City of Subiaco Ward Review 2018, PO Box 270, SUBIACO WA 6904

  • providing a written submission via email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au

  • providing a written submission via fax to (08) 9237 9200.

Public submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Next step

A report detailing recommended Ward and Councillor representation will be presented to Council. This report will take into account all public feedback received during the public submission period.

For further information please contact the city’s Governance team on city@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.


About the project


The Local Government Act 1995 requires a review of wards and representation every eight years.

The city last reviewed its wards and representation ratios in 2016. The impact of the City of Perth Act 2016, which came into effect on 1 July 2016, triggered the need for the City of Subiaco to review its wards. This is because the Act ceded the City of Subiaco area south of Aberdare Road to the City of Perth. Consequently, City of Subiaco elector numbers reduced; the South Ward lost an elected member; and the flow-on effect to representation ratios resulted in inequitable representation across the district.

In September 2018, Council resolved to exercise the power under Schedule 2.2 of the Local Government Act 1995 to undertake a review of its wards and representation to provide an equal distribution in the City’s ward system.

Council has endorsed consultation for several options, which are outlined in the city’s Review of Wards and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper which can be viewed in the online document library. Alternatively hard copies of the discussion paper are available at the City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, and Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road.

High resolution maps of the ward options outlined in the city’s Review of Wards and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper can be found in the online project document library.

How can I be involved?

After reviewing the discussion paper and considering the presented options, members of the community are invited to make a written submission about any aspect of ward boundaries and representation in the following ways:

  • completing the online submission form

  • completing the hard copy submission form (available at City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, and Subiaco Library, corner Rokeby and Bagot roads)

  • providing a written submission via mail addressed to City of Subiaco Ward Review 2018, PO Box 270, SUBIACO WA 6904

  • providing a written submission via email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au

  • providing a written submission via fax to (08) 9237 9200.

Public submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Next step

A report detailing recommended Ward and Councillor representation will be presented to Council. This report will take into account all public feedback received during the public submission period.

For further information please contact the city’s Governance team on city@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.