Julie Matheson

Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | Western Australia Party Convenor

A vision for Subiaco?

The Subiaco Business Association has invited the Lord Mayor of Perth to speak at its event in August.   It is not clear how the SBA makes its decisions to promote one … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Transforming Perth – high streets and infill

The Town of Claremont organised a presentation by the Property Council of Australia on their research report recently launched titled Transforming Perth.  This research was done in partnership with the Australian … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

16 Storeys in Subiaco?

In July 2007 the owner of the Pavilion site paid $25million for it and $10.67m for the site next door, a total of $35.67m for 5,453m2 of land.  Compare that with $17m … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on Freo's View:
Tony Simpson, the Western Australian Minister for Local Government and Communities is quite clearly trying to soften us all up for the blow of…

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on Freo's View:
Peeps is the new black, or something like that, so have you peeps sent your smelly socks to Premier Colin Barnett yet to tell…

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

CBD & Town Centre Planning

This conference was held in Sydney, June 2013.  Some of the key themes I took away were as follow: Language like retrofit was used to fix up planning mistakes such … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Has Local Govt Minister begun reforming Councils?

Originally posted on Canning Accountability:
plastic-surgery-0902-01 (Photo credit: madelineyoki) CC Attribution ShareAlike Not quite what we expected… Not even a metropolitan Council…. But in what could be a sign of…

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Strategic Community Plan

As from 30 June 2013, all local governments must have a Strategic Community Plan. This plan is informed by community consultation.  In the case of Subiaco, we used Think 2030 … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog:
With the Fremantle Society’s new funny but serious Sock it Colin anti-amalgamations Facebook campaign underway I thought it is…

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment