The Western Suburbs Weekly joined Mrs Henderson, chief executive Don Burnett and economic and business sustainability committee chairman Peter McAllister for a walk through the heart of Subiaco last week.
“There is a great discrepancy between what some people perceive of Subiaco and what I am hearing and experiencing on the street,” Mrs Henderson said.
“The negative voices always seem to get the guernsey. However I see the other side of the story.
“I see people enjoying Rokeby Road, enjoying our community and truly feeling part of it.”
Mrs Henderson said she was particularly excited about how many new businesses were opening and evolving on Rokeby Road, including a bar run by the owners of Fire & Ice, Fee Fi Pho Fum restaurant and new owners at Llama Bar.
“It shows that people really do have confidence in Subiaco,” she said.
“I think we are getting back that mix of quirky and unusual shops that will help revitalise the street.
“More people are taking notice of the very positive things going on in the community in order to foster businesses and promote events in the high street.”
Mrs Henderson said there was a lot to be “buoyed” about in the City of Subiaco.
“Just wait until the cranes arrive in the North ward, then we’ll really see how much development there is,” she said.