News & Media Releases

Welshpool Road Trees Community Update

Published on 19 October 2017

CEO Rhonda Hardy said, “The City has been working closely with the developer to find a workable solution. We are awaiting the redesigned slip lane to be submitted. Once this is provided we will engage with the community on the revised solution and make a recommendation to Council.

Burning Permits Now Required

Published on 17 October 2017

Residents are reminded that the Restricted Burning Period is in effect from 1 October until midnight 30 November 2017 inclusive and Burning Permits must be obtained from the City of Kalamunda to burn garden refuse during the day up until 6pm.

Burning Permits Now Required

Swimming Pool Safety

Published on 16 October 2017

As we head into Summer, the City of Kalamunda is reminding all residents who own a swimming pool or spa to ensure enclosures are compliant with swimming pool safety standards. The City is offering inspections at no additional costs, with owners encouraged to get in contact if in doubt.

Swimming Pool Safety

Fairy wonderland back to delight in Kalamunda

Published on 16 October 2017

The annual Freedom Fairies Picnic returns to Kalamunda to create a magical land of enchantment for our young residents. The Fairies Picnic will be held on the 28th October 2017 from 10am – 2:00pm.

Freedom Fairies Picnic

Register Your Dogs and Cats by 31 October

Published on 10 October 2017

It’s pet registration time in the City of Kalamunda and residents are reminded that dog and cat registrations expire on 31 October. All dogs over three months are required to be microchipped, registered and have contact details on their collar so they can be easily identified, and all cats aged six months and older must be microchipped, sterilised and registered.

Dogs & Cat Register by 31 October

New Public Briefings for City

Published on 6 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda is moving with the times, and has undertaken a significant overhaul of its Council and Committee meeting structure. From November the City will have a new Public Agenda Briefing, on the second Tuesday of every month, with the Ordinary Council meeting on the following fortnight.

Get Involved in Garage Sale Trail 2017

Published on 6 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling on residents to choose to reuse & register for Garage Sale Trail.Mayor Andrew Waddell said, “Get to know your neighbours and be part of the nation’s biggest ever weekend of garage sales this October.”

Garage Sale Trail - Reuse

Protecting the Trees on Welshpool Road – Community Update

Published on 4 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda, together with Main Roads WA representatives, and the Developers from the St. Peter Jacobite Syrian Church group put their heads together today to look at solutions as to how the trees can be saved and road access still given to the church group at 831 Welshpool Road in Wattle Grove.

Forrestfield-Airport Link: Septebmer 2017 Update

Published on 2 October 2017

With the start of tunnelling, operations at the Forrestfield construction site are now 24/7. The site houses facilities which support the TBMs, including: Slurry separation plant, Grout plant, Water treatment plant. Construction will begin later this month on the realignment of Dundas Road, between Berkshire Road and a point between Maida Vale Road and Poison Gully Creek.

Forrestfield-Airport Link

Welshpool Rd East Gum Trees update

Published on 27 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda last night reaffirmed its commitment to working with the developer and community to find a solution. Mayor Andrew Waddell reiterated the Councils position confirming City staff have also spoken with the developer who advised they were open to considering alternative solutions

Local Youth Graduate Environmental Program

Published on 27 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda has recognised the achievements of Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre students with a Graduation Ceremony at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre. The students recently completed a 28 week environmental volunteering program in partnership with the City.

2017 Local Youth Graduate Environmental Program

Spring Holiday Fun

Published on 26 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda has a range of fun activities on offer these spring holidays and events are filling fast.

Spring Holiday Fun @ Libraries

Welshpool Rd East Gum Trees update

Published on 22 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda has been in discussions with the developer, community members and Main Roads regarding 10 - 13 Gum Trees, proposed to be removed for the St Peters Jacobite Syrian Church to construct a slip lane, on Welshpool Road East.

Residents are Urged to Get Bushfire Ready

Published on 19 September 2017

Do you and your family know what to do in the event of a bushfire? Is your home bushfire ready? The bushfire season is not far away and now is the time to get your property ready.

Are you Bushfire Ready?

Belgravia Leisure Appointed to Manage Kalamunda Water Park

Published on 19 September 2017

Belgravia Leisure has been appointed by the City of Kalamunda to manage the Kalamunda Water Park and deliver improved services and new attractions.

belgravia leisure

Proposed Abernethy Road Upgrade

Published on 18 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling on the State and Federal Government to provide financial support for the much-needed upgrade to Abernethy Road in High Wycombe from a single lane to a dual carriageway with an extension to the railway tunnel.

Prize Winner to Upgrade Home

Published on 18 September 2017

Jody Moss has always kept her eye out for the City of Kalamunda early bird rates prize program and this year was thrilled to win the $5000 cash first prize.

Jodie Moss - 2017 Rates Prize Winner

Proposed Place of Worship - Welshpool Rd East

Published on 15 September 2017

In response to a number of community enquiries, the City of Kalamunda can confirm a Development Application for a proposed place of worship (church) was granted planning approval by Council in November 2016.

Perth Hills Spring Festival is on again

Published on 14 September 2017

Celebrating its third year, the Perth Hills Spring Festival program for 2017 is jam-packed with fun filled events and activities for all ages, through the whole month of October. Every week boasts a range of things to see and do and showcases the unique Perth Hills region in all its Spring glory.

Perth Hills

Ledger Road Community Update

Published on 12 September 2017

Since our last update in April 2017 the City of Kalamunda has been actioning the recommendations of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) that followed the Preliminary Site Investigation at Ledger Rd.

Bibbulmun Track Link Project Official Opens

Published on 1 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda has officially opened the Bibbulmun Track Northern Terminus Link project today, 1 September 2017. The Bibbulmun Track is an iconic Western Australian environmental landmark, and attracts visitors and tourists from across the World.

Bibbulmun Track Reopenng

Get Ready to Get Creative!

Published on 31 August 2017

Hot on the heels of last year’s success, the City of Kalamunda once again comes alive with creativity with Young Creatives Kalamunda throughout September and October 2017.

Young Creatives Kalamunda

Choose to reuse & register for Garage Sale Trail

Published on 31 August 2017

Get to know your neighbours and be part of the nation’s biggest ever weekend of garage sales this October. City of Kalamunda is bringing Garage Sale Trail to the local area on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017. Join over 350,000 sellers and shoppers as over 2 million items are set free from cupboards, garages and sheds across the nation.

#garagesaletrail Choose to reuse 21-22 October

Young people lead the Way

Published on 25 August 2017

The Year 4, 5 and 6 students from Forrestfield Primary School recently visited the Kalamunda Council Chamber to take part in a mock student council meeting. Students were nominated by the teachers to sit in the seats and take on the roles of elected councillors.

Forrestfield Primary School Council Chambers Visit

City Calls on Residents to have a go

Published on 18 August 2017

The City of Kalamunda is leading the way, with the first ever mock council meeting for community members thinking about standing for Council. The free session will be held on the 5 September 2017 at 5:30pm.

Councillor Meetings

Forrestfield North Local Structure Plans Progress

Published on 16 August 2017

The City of Kalamunda has completed the first stage of its community engagement activities for the development of Local Structure Plans for Forrestfield North.

Forrestfield North

Community Centre Reference Group: Call for Nominations

Published on 14 August 2017

The City has committed to a significant capital works project to redevelop the Jorgensen Park Pavilion as a Community Centre, subject to securing funding from Federal and State Government, and the Lotteries Commission. The proposed $5.5m development will be a new home for the Kalamunda Learning Centre. The current Pavilion was built in the 1970’s.

Riding Safely in the Hills

Published on 9 August 2017

The City of Kalamunda reminds all mountain bikers riding throughout the hills to ride safely on shared use trails and be courteous of walkers and others enjoying the trails at all times.

Local Government Ordinary Elections: Close of Enrolments

Published on 9 August 2017

Roll Close: 5.00pm on Friday, 1 September 2017. You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government elections on 21 October 2017 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the City of Kalamunda.

Mayor Message: What makes a liveable place?

Published on 7 August 2017

Perhaps one of the most significant questions we grapple with as a Local Government is, what makes a place more liveable? My take on liveability is one of connectedness

Customer Service a Priority

Published on 1 August 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment on its new Customer Service Strategy. The strategy sets an ethos for customer service experiences at the City, to ultimately become easier, friendlier, faster.

Pay Your Rates to Win

Published on 20 July 2017

The City of Kalamunda has some amazing prizes on offer for ratepayers who pay their rates on time, either in full or by instalment. There are also prizes to sign up to receive your rates electronically. Payment and sign up must be received by the 9 August 2017 to be eligible.

Celebrating National Tree Day

Published on 19 July 2017

Come along and plant a tree for the future! The City of Kalamunda invites residents to take part in this year’s National Tree Day celebrations at a Fleming Reserve in High Wycombe on Saturday 29 July from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

National Tree Day: 29 July 2017 @ 11am @ Fleming Reserve, High Wycombe

Mayor Message: Shire to City

Published on 3 July 2017

It has been a historic week for our local government, with the Governors Orders being issued to designate a change in status to the City of Kalamunda, which took effect on Saturday.

Wilkins Road site still viable for aged care

Published on 3 July 2017

The City of Kalamunda is keen to keep working with the new State Government in the identification of viable sites for aged care, including the Wilkins Road site in Kalamunda.

Budget Adopted

Published on 29 June 2017

The Kalamunda Council has adopted the 2017/2018 budget at a Special Council Meeting last night in High Wycombe.

Kalamunda Achieves City Status

Published on 27 June 2017

Governors orders have been issued today designating Kalamunda as a City as of 1 July 2017.

Kalamunda Town Centre Stormwater Upgrade

Published on 27 June 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda will be undertaking a stormwater drainage upgrade in the Kalamunda Town Centre. New drainage will be installed along the top of Kalamunda Road, near Stirk Park, on Canning Road, Haynes Street and Barber Street.

New Community Plan adopted to advance Kalamunda

Published on 27 June 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda has adopted its new 10-year Strategic Community Plan, Kalamunda Advancing 2027, at the June Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 June 2017.

NAIDOC Week Makuru Festival & Exhibition

Published on 23 June 2017

As part of the 2017 NAIDOC Week celebrations the Shire of Kalamunda is delighted to showcase the Makuru Arts Festival and the colourful Makuru exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery. Makuru Festival Director Ms Della Rae Morrison said, “Our languages are not just about communication but express knowledge about everything in our lives including our laws and history, caring for country, family and relationships, our health and much more.”

Makuru

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