News & Media Releases

Free StrokeSafe Talk at Woodlupine Family and Community Centre

Published on 17 May 2019

In Australia, a stroke occurs every 9 minutes and more than 80 per cent of strokes are preventable. The City of Kalamunda is urging its community to be stroke safe by learning about this potentially deadly health issue at their free StrokeSafe talk on Friday 21 June 2019 at Woodlupine Family and Community Centre in Forrestfield.

NAIDOC Art Exhibition – Call Out for Artists

Published on 14 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda’s annual NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition will return to the Zig Zag Gallery from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 7 July. Local artists are invited to register their artwork for selection before 14 June. Selected pieces will best showcase the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme, Voice, Treaty, Truth.

Community Planting Days in the City of Kalamunda

Published on 13 May 2019

Over 2500 native plants will find a new home at parks and reserves across the City of Kalamunda this winter thanks to the support of local residents. Community members will come together over five weeks to participate in the City’s annual Community Group Revegetation Program, run in collaboration with local Friends Groups.

Advocacy of Key Regional Issues Fruitful

Published on 3 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed announcements from both the Liberal and the Labor Party regarding key regional issues.

Celebrate Your Club’s Unsung Hero

Published on 3 May 2019

When it comes to sporting club legends, much of the glory is focussed on the field. In most cases, on-field glory would not be possible without the support of parents and volunteers working behind the scenes. The City of Kalamunda is calling on local clubs to nominate their unsung heroes as part of their Kalamunda Connected campaign.

Free Wildflower Walks in the City of Kalamunda

Published on 2 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda is renowned for its natural beauty, offering a glorious mix of bushland, creeks and waterfalls to explore all year round. During the cooler months, many flock to the Perth Hills to witness one of the most stunning displays of wildflowers in WA.

Wildflowers

Kalamunda Loop Trail One Step Closer

Published on 30 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda is progressing with the development of the Kalamunda Loop Trail, in the popular Mountain Biking Region. With over 40km of fully signed single-track, the Kalamunda Trails area is the most popular MTB destination in WA. It is only a 40 minutes’ drive from the centre of Perth, and is situated in both picturesque National Park and State Forest.

Community to Vote on Suburb Name

Published on 29 April 2019

A short-list of suburb names for the locality surrounding the new Train Station, has been put to the City of Kalamunda community for voting. The short-list is made up of suggestions put forward by ratepayers as part of the City’s Name the Suburb Competition.

Name the Suburb Competition

Cycling High on Agenda

Published on 29 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda has a range of popular cycling routes in the Perth Hills, however it is calling for major upgrades to road infrastructure to better accommodate cyclists and all road users in harmony.

Cycling in the Perth Hills

Pedestrian Improvements for Kalamunda Town Centre

Published on 18 April 2019

Works will this month commence to improve pedestrian facilities at a number of key locations throughout the Kalamunda Town Centre.

Pressure on For Ray Owen Upgrade

Published on 17 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda is calling on the Federal Government to assist with the implementation of the Ray Owen Masterplan.

22 Years of The Bickley - Carmel Harvest Festival

Published on 11 April 2019

The 22nd annual Bickley - Carmel Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019.

Minister Joins City’s Reconciliation Talks

Published on 1 April 2019

The Honourable Ben Wyatt MLA, Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs, Lands joined City of Kalamunda staff and community members to review the City’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Monday 25 March in Lesmurdie.

The Austin Healey National Rally in Perth proves to be an international affair

Published on 1 April 2019

For the first time in five years, the Austin Healey National Rally will be held in Perth, and with more than $5.5 million worth of vehicles on show, it’s shaping up to be the best rally yet.

New Refuge for High Wycombe Pedestrians

Published on 1 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda has constructed a new pedestrian refuge on Kalamunda Road, between Abernethy Road and Stirling Crescent in High Wycombe. The works will conclude with new line-marking, which is scheduled to take place in April.

Cultural Training Brings Community Together

Published on 28 March 2019

Over 80 community members packed the Hartfield Park Recreation Centre on Monday 25 March to take part in the City of Kalamunda’s free cultural awareness training session. Seats were filled by residents of all ages, interests and backgrounds, with one major thing in common – a desire to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Cultural Awareness Training

City Releases April School Holidays Program

Published on 27 March 2019

The City of Kalamunda has released its 2019 April School Holidays Program, featuring activities for children of all interests and ages. Sessions will run at a number of locations across Forrestfield, High Wycombe, Kalamunda and Lesmurdie from Friday 12 April through to Wednesday 24 April.

City Seeks Feedback on Kalamunda Road

Published on 14 March 2019

The City of Kalamunda is asking for community feedback on the section of Kalamunda Road between Abernethy Road and Roe Highway in High Wycombe. Community feedback will guide the City’s planning for future improvements to this section of road.

Have Your Say on Local Environmental Strategy

Published on 6 March 2019

The City of Kalamunda has released its first Draft Reconciliation Action Plan for comment and is encouraging the community to have their say.

Local Environmental Strategy

Draft Reconciliation Action Plan Adopted

Published on 1 March 2019

The City of Kalamunda has released its first Draft Reconciliation Action Plan for comment and is encouraging the community to have their say.

Reconciliation Action Plan Image

Kalamunda’s Tourism Strategy Out for Comment

Published on 1 March 2019

The City of Kalamunda has released its draft Tourism Development Strategy for public comment.

Forrestfield North Progress

Published on 1 March 2019

The City of Kalamunda is calling on the State Government to expedite the approvals of the Local Structure Plan (LSP) for the Residential Precinct of Forrrestfield North, following renewed and continued concerns from residents in the region.

Setting levels of service for our buildings

Published on 1 March 2019

Do we need to do more with our buildings, do less or maintain at the current standard?The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment and rating of the current performance of our community buildings and facilities.

New Strategy to promote growth of the City’s arts and culture

Published on 28 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda is counting down the days to the 2019 annual Corymbia Multicultural Festival. Held from 2pm – 8pm on Saturday 9 March at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield, the Festival is one of the area’s biggest celebrations of multiculturalism.

Because of Her We Can - artwork by Neroli Bynder

City Gears Up for Multicultural Festivities

Published on 25 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda is counting down the days to the 2019 annual Corymbia Multicultural Festival. Held from 2pm – 8pm on Saturday 9 March at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield, the Festival is one of the area’s biggest celebrations of multiculturalism.

Cultural Performance

City Encourages residents to get Active

Published on 25 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda is calling on Community members to get active and join one of their local Friends Groups – or start their own! Friends Group volunteers assist the City to manage bushland reserves by removing weeds, treating plant diseases like Dieback, cleaning up sites, managing erosion and being our eyes and ears on the ground.

The Town Team Movement coming

Published on 20 February 2019

Our town centres are at the heart of our community. We want to see them as vibrant, strong, cohesive and friendly places that encourage people to spend time in our community. Placemaking is all about making these town centres, enjoyable, beautiful and functional, putting more heart and soul into our home towns.

Return of Corymbia Sparks Excitement

Published on 18 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda annual Corymbia Multicultural Festival will return on Saturday 9 March 2019. The Festival is Forrestfield’s biggest multicultural celebration, drawing crowds of over 5000 through the gates of Hartfield Park

Corymbia Festival - Dancer in front of signage

Applications Open: Community Event Donations and Sponsorship

Published on 14 February 2019

Are you an event organiser with a grand idea? Are you a community group with an event in need of support? Planning a community celebration, festival, fair or open day? Applications for event donations and sponsorship are now open and the City of Kalamunda wants to hear from you!

Community Event Donations and Sponsorship

Kalamunda Community Centre One Step Closer

Published on 2 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda has appointed the design team for the new Kalamunda Community Centre, which will be located at Jorgensen Park.

Cooking classes coming soon to High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre

Published on 2 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda is introducing a new and exciting program for adults which will run at the High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre.

Adelaide Street Upgrade

Published on 1 February 2019

High Wycombe’s Adelaide Street will receive a facelift this March as works commence to upgrade existing and install additional traffic calming measures.

Big Year Ahead for City of Kalamunda

Published on 1 February 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for capital works in the City of Kalamunda, with over 20 projects scheduled for completion in the next 12 months.

Health and Wellbeing Plan Adopted

Published on 31 January 2019

Health and Wellbeing is high on the agenda at the City of Kalamunda, with the adoption of a new plan. Lifestyle choices can be attributed to half of all deaths worldwide. While the City is not a health care provider and does not have the means to treat lifestyle diseases, it does have an important role in developing initiatives which will prevent these diseases. The Plan is an integral part in delivering these outcomes.

Maida Vale Master Plan Endorsed

Published on 31 January 2019

The Maida Vale Reserve Master Plan is one step closer to fruition, after Council voted unanimously to adopt a revised Master Plan at its December Ordinary Council Meeting. The site is environmentally significant, and this was a key focus in the design.

Lighting Up Kalamunda Sports Precinct

Published on 31 January 2019

Kalamunda’s Sporting Precinct Lighting Upgrades are on track and set to be completed by April 2019. The lighting improvements that will bring Kostera Oval to competition standard and the new Hedley Jorgensen Oval to training standard.

Local Heroes Recognised for Outstanding Contributions

Published on 17 December 2018

Three City of Kalamunda locals who have made extraordinary contributions to the community were last week recognised at the City’s annual Thank a Volunteer Day. Celia Cheffins, Damien Lee and Tobias Bailye were presented with $500 by Mayor John Giardina, each taking home the title of Local Hero of the Year for their age group.

Kalamunda Youth Shine a Light on Mental Health Issues

Published on 14 December 2018

The City of Kalamunda’s Youth Action Kalamunda (YAK) have banded together in support of mental health awareness, raising over three hundred dollars for the Black Dog Institute at their Tee or Tie 4 Black Dog event.

Youth Action Kalamunda

Innovative Housing on Show in Kalamunda

Published on 5 December 2018

Over four hundred visitors last week descended upon the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall to catch a glimpse of the state’s most innovative housing solutions. Hosted by the City of Kalamunda, the Innovative Housing Expo has been hailed a great success, thanks to its leadership in driving awareness of sustainable, economical and community driven living options.

Innovative Housing Expo

City of Kalamunda Gold Winner for Excellence in Local Government Tourism

Published on 4 December 2018

The City of Kalamunda’s work in developing Tourism in the region has received recognition, with the City taking home Gold at the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards held at Crown Perth in November 2018.

home Gold at the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

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