News & Media Releases

City draws on community input to help develop the inaugural Tourism Development Strategy

Published on 10 August 2018

The City of Kalamunda has been recognised for its engagement with young people on climate change, taking out a 2018 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Award.

City Takes Out Children’s Environmental Health Award for Climate Change

Published on 3 August 2018

The City of Kalamunda has been recognised for its engagement with young people on climate change, taking out a 2018 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Award.

Mundaring Weir Road Upgrade

Published on 16 July 2018

Over $1.4 million in State Government funding has been awarded for staged shoulder upgrades to Mundaring Weir Road between Fern Road and the City’s boundary with Mundaring. A further $800,000 is being funded by the City.

City of Kalamunda calls for comment on a new Draft Industrial Development Strategy

Published on 16 July 2018

The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment on a Draft Industrial Development Strategy to meet the needs of community and local economy into the future. The provision of land for Industrial Development in the City of Kalamunda provides economic value to the community.

Alan Anderson Restoration Works

Published on 16 July 2018

Restoration works at Alan Anderson Park are nearing completion. The restoration works include heavy compaction of the site to avoid future undulations or sinkholes, and placing a geo-textile fabric and a capping layer to encapsulate any asbestos-containing materials.

Illuminate - Djoondal Djoomba Young Artist Awards

Published on 16 July 2018

The City of Kalamunda is calling for applications for the 2018 Young Artist Awards! The Young Artist Awards aim to showcase and celebrate emerging young artists in the City of Kalamunda through a professional exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda, connecting the community with up-and-coming young creatives.

Illuminate - Djoondal Djoomba Young Artist Awards

“The One” Comes to Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre

Published on 16 July 2018

One of Western Australia’s hottest new outfits on the Independent Arts scene, Whiskey & Boots, are bringing their award winning production, The One, to Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 10 August.

The One @ KPAC

Kalamunda Community Centre Full Steam Ahead

Published on 10 July 2018

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed confirmation from the State Government it will honour its election pledge and provide the final $3 million to build the Kalamunda Community Centre. The City has confirmed funding from Lotterywest for $2.5 million and $1 million from the Federal Government towards the project.

Concept: Kalamunda Community Centre

Local Hero Nominations and Award

Published on 6 July 2018

Nominations are now open for the City of Kalamunda’s Local Hero Award. The Local Hero Awards are a celebration of those people within our community who give so much to help others, who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community.

Fox Control To be undertaken in July

Published on 2 July 2018

The City of Kalamunda will be undertaking further fox control in July 2018, following recommendations from the Kalamunda Environmental Advisory Committee being endorsed by Council.


Mayor Message: 2018/2019 Budget and Long Term Financial Plan

Published on 2 July 2018

Last week, Council adopted the 2018/2019 Budget and Long Term Financial Plan. Early adoption of the Budget will enable the City to commence the $25 million capital works program we have planned for our community.

Tourism a Priority – City Welcomes State Recognition

Published on 21 June 2018

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed the State Government’s recognition of tourism in the Perth Hills. Mayor John Giardina said, “The City has commenced development of a new tourism strategy, with a workshop and the establishment of a working party to progress the initiative.”

Perth Hills - Bickley Valley

Fox Control Community Update

Published on 5 June 2018

The City of Kalamunda’s fox control program remains on hold after the City requested the Contractor to remove all traps whilst an investigation into a report that a dog was caught in a trap in Mundy Regional Reserve. The City is concluding its investigation. The City understands the trap in question had been set in Brine Moran Reserve. Signage was installed on the site. It is important to note dogs must be on a lead and cats should be contained within their owner’s properties when such activities are being undertaken.

City's Annual Fox Trapping Program Underway

Published on 31 May 2018

Soft padded foot hold traps are being established at a number of local reserves as the City of Kalamunda’s annual fox control program gets underway.

Reduce Your Plastic Waste: Free Information Sessions

Published on 28 May 2018

Plastic bottles, bags, straws and food wrapping are often thrown away without a second thought. But did you know that some of these items can remain in the environment for up to 600 years? It’s estimated there will be more plastic than fish in our waters by 2050. This plastic obsession is taking over the planet and harming our environment.

Preparing for Storms - Community Storm Safety Information nights

Published on 28 May 2018

The City of Kalamunda is committed to assisting residents and ratepayers for preparation and protection of our community through the Preparing for Storms Community Awareness program, as we enter the winter season.

Preparing for Storms

Applications Open: Community Event Donations and Sponsorship

Published on 26 May 2018

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

Change of name to honour community activist

Published on 25 May 2018

A move to honour the work of Men of the Trees Founder, Barrie Oldfield who died after a long life in Lesmurdie has been put forward, with Council seeking community feedback on the proposal.

Help us to create vibrant events and festivals in our hills community! Have your say!

Published on 21 May 2018

To provide our community and its visitors with opportunities to attend and participate in a range of dynamic events, unique experiences and cultural activities, the City of Kalamunda has developed an Events Strategy supported by a Community Event Donation and Sponsorship program.

City of Kalamunda Seeks Feedback on Proposed Zoning Change to Allow Small Unit Development

Published on 14 May 2018

The City of Kalamunda is currently preparing a report for Council on a proposal to change the zoning of Lot 7 (41) Marion Way, Gooseberry Hill from ‘Residential – R5’ to ‘Special Use’ (Aged and Dependent Persons Dwellings).

Drones to Take Flight in Pickering Brook

Published on 13 May 2018

Some of Australia’s fastest drone pilots will battle it out at the Rotorcross State Qualifiers in Pickering Brook next month. The winner will have the chance to compete in the 2018 National Drone Racing Championships in Perth this November.

Drones take flight in Pickering Brook

High Wycombe Teens Dominate National Scooter Competition

Published on 13 May 2018

City of Kalamunda residents Tyler Jennings and Karee Funeyvall travelled to Sydney last month to participate in the 2018 Australasian Scooter Association National Titles, where both secured a top five spot for their performance. 16 year old Tyler was awarded Overall Champion in the Boys Under 16 competition and 19 year old Karee secured fifth place in the Open Girls division.

City Opens 24/7 Gym for Busy Locals

Published on 13 May 2018

Finding time to hit the gym between work, family and running a household may seem impossible. The City of Kalamunda has helped make “finding thirty” that bit easier with a new 24/7 gym at the High Wycombe Community & Recreation Centre.

24/7 Gym @ High Wycombe Rec. Centre

City Calls for Feedback on Latest Forrestfield North Plans

Published on 11 May 2018

The City of Kalamunda is seeking community feedback on the draft Local Structure Plan for the Forrestfield North Residential Precinct. The plan was developed following extensive community consultation, including input from nearly 400 residents, and was approved by Council for the purpose of advertising on 30 April 2018.

Annie the Musical Comes to Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre

Published on 9 May 2018

The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre will come alive on as the Roleystone Theatre Players present their rendition of Annie the Musical. Annie the Musical tells the extraordinary story of a young orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. When adopted by Mr Warbucks, Annie enlists his help to find her real parents

Annie - the musical

Council Adopts New Planning Policy for Places of Worship

Published on 27 April 2018

An Ordinary Council Meeting was held at the City of Kalamunda Council Chambers on 24 April 2018 to review the City’s latest matters, including a draft planning policy for Places of Worship. The Policy was prepared by the City of Kalamunda to provide applicants with more guidance on the location, appropriateness and scale of applications for Places of Worship within the City. A simple majority vote saw Council resolve to adopt the Policy.

Mayor Message: Kalamunda Connected

Published on 27 April 2018

One of the City of Kalamunda’s key objectives is to build a connected community. Developing and enhancing active and empowered citizens and increasing volunteering is a positive way of connecting people who can significantly contribute to the cohesiveness and well-being ofcommunities. Council adopted the Kalamunda Connected - Creating Active Citizens Plan 2018/2020 at the Ordinary Council Meeting on April 24 2018 to help build community capacity andinrease volunteering in the City.

Council Celebrates 120 Year Anniversary

Published on 26 April 2018

Monday 16 April 2018 was no ordinary Monday for the City of Kalamunda Council. The date marked a very special anniversary of 120 years since the first ever Darling Range Roads Board meeting. The Darling Range Roads Board, now known as the City of Kalamunda Council, are believed to have gathered at the Helena Vale Council Chambers at 2pm on 16 April 1898 to discuss their community’s most pressing needs.

Have Your Say on Local Environmental Strategy

Published on 11 April 2018

The City of Kalamunda is passionate about the local environment and quality environmental stewardship. To guide the first Local Environmental Strategy, the City is calling on the community to provide the foundations for the document.

Have Your Say - Local Environment Strategy - Engage Kalamuna

Kalamunda Hosts Free Biodiversity Workshop

Published on 10 April 2018

Celebrity presenter, Chris Ferreira, will join ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford in an evening showcasing Kalamunda’s unique plants and animal life. The workshop will be held at the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall on Friday 20 April 2018.

Biodiversity Workshop: 20 April 2018

City Encourages All to Act Belong Commit

Published on 5 April 2018

The City of Kalamunda has jumped on board Mentally Healthy WA’s Act Belong Commit Campaign, to encourage the community to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.

Act - Belong - Commit

Have Your Say on Kalamunda Skate Park

Published on 5 April 2018

A petition from local youths to construct a new and improved skate park at Stirk Park has received over 150 signatures and the proposal will be put forward to community for comment. The petition said the area’s existing skate park (Kalamunda Skate Park) was not fit for purpose, given its location, poor condition and lack of facilities.

Kalamunda Skate Park

Youth Week Celebrations in the City

Published on 3 April 2018

With the April school holidays fast approaching, the City of Kalamunda is getting ready to celebrate WA Youth Week. A fantastic line-up of environment-themed activities have been locked in to entertain and engage young people in the City. A pop-up cinema and t-shirt upcycling competition are some of the highlights of the program which runs from 13 to 22 April.

National Youth Week - Tee with a Twist

Matilda’s Enjoy Hartfield

Published on 23 March 2018

Exciting new upgrades as part of the $6 million Hartfield Park Redevelopment Project, including a brand new 400-seat soccer grand stand and changeroom upgrade valued at close to $700,000, have been well utilised this week, when the Australian Female Soccer team- the Matilda’s, came to use the facility for their training.

Lisa De Vanna (Captain), Alan Stajcic (Head Coach), Stephen Price, Lydia Willams (GK), Andy, Rhonda Hardy (City CEO), Sam Kerr, John Giardina (City Mayor)

City of Kalamunda Selected as Excellence Award Finalist

Published on 21 March 2018

The City of Kalamunda has been nominated as a category finalist in the prestigious Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Excellence Awards for it’s innovative Managed Aquifer Recharge project.

Call for Visions on Kalamunda Town Centre

Published on 20 March 2018

What does a perfect day in the Kalamunda Town Centre look like to you? How can the town centre be improved to make that dream a reality? It’s not too late to share your vision.

Local Artists Showcase Love for WA

Published on 20 March 2018

Local artists from the Kalamunda Community Learning Centre Oil Painting Group have expressed their love for WA through their artwork. Tutored by accomplished artist Yvonne Hofer, the group will be showcasing their art in an exhibition titled “In Love with WA”.

In Love with WA opening night (March 2018)

Mayor Message: Diverse and Inclusive Communities

Published on 20 March 2018

We are fortunate to live in a diverse and inclusive community here in the City of Kalamunda. It’s been wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate these core values at some of our recent key events.

Women’s Day a Milestone for City

Published on 19 March 2018

Community Members from across the City of Kalamunda gathered at Hartfield Recreation Centre last week to celebrate the City’s first ever International Women’s Day.

Women's Day

Fireworks Capture Corymbia Crowd

Published on 16 March 2018

The fireworks have long been considered the star of the Corymbia Multicultural Festival and true to form, did not disappoint in 2018. It’s estimated that over 5000 people gathered at Hartfield Park on Saturday 10 March for the free festival, many staying all afternoon in anticipation of the fireworks.

Corymbia 2018

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