News & Media Releases

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

Nominations Open for Crime Prevention Committee

Published on 21 March 2018

Are you passionate about creating a safe and more secure community? The City of Kalamunda is bringing together individuals who can help explore and promote ways to prevent crime and increase safety in the community.

Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Set to Impress at Corymbia

Published on 7 March 2018

Local Indigenous entertainer Phil Walley-Stack will be the headline act of the annual Corymbia Multicultural Festival this month. Walleystack, one of Australia’s top didgeridoo players and admired entertainers, draws on his culture and life experiences to deliver powerful performances.

Corymbia Festival

Road Upgrades Open for Public Comment

Published on 21 February 2018

The City of Kalamunda wants your feedback on the Hale Road/Woolworths Drive intersection in Forrestfield. A number of potential upgrades have been proposed for the intersection to help improve safety and efficiency for road users.

Road Upgrades Open for Public Comment

Women’s Day Celebrations in the City

Published on 20 February 2018

Fitness classes, guest speakers and a networking session are some of the activities on offer at the City of Kalamunda’s 2018 International Women’s Day celebration at Hartfield Park Recreation Centre on 8 March. Following the theme #PressforProgress, women from across the community are invited to come along and celebrate achievements and most importantly, highlight gender equality.


Reconciliation Action Planning in the City of Kalamunda

Published on 16 February 2018

2018 will see the development of the City of Kalamunda’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), marking their contribution towards reconciliation in Australia. A RAP is recognised as a significant commitment towards building better awareness, understanding and relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the benefit of all Australians.

City calls for comment on draft Bicycle Plan

Published on 16 February 2018

The City has released its proposed Bicycle Plan 2017 for public comment. The Bicycle Plan has been developed, following extensive consultation undertaken by Cardno Consulting between February and March in 2017. As part of the process, two community workshops were held and the survey generated over 200 responses. Feedback from the consultation has helped to shape the development of the plan.

Bicycle Plan

Last chance to have your say on public open spaces

Published on 16 February 2018

There are only two weeks left to have your say on what you want for public open spaces. There will be two Community Workshops to provide residents with more information about the Strategy and seek detailed feedback.

Public Open Spaces

Ways to better manage our assets

Published on 16 February 2018

Do we need to do more with our roads, drainage and footpaths, do less, or maintain at the current standard? The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment in relation to the status of roads, drains and footpaths.

Asset Management

Help Us Improve Your Journey

Published on 12 February 2018

The City of Kalamunda wants your views on the Hale Road/Woolworths Drive intersection in Forrestfield. The City has started a traffic improvement project to improve congestion and increase road user safety at this busy intersection. Traffic engineers have developed a number of potential road improvement options for the community’s consideration.

Hale Road - Forrestfield

Screen Time and the Early Years

Published on 6 February 2018

The City of Kalamunda early years network, Zig Zag Early Years, is inviting residents to come along and hear from experts Professor Leon Straker and Professor Donna Cross on the emerging themes in technology and young children. Screens & the Early Years – Raising Children in the Digital Age will be held on Tuesday 20 February from 6:30pm at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.

Screens & the early years

Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan

Published on 5 February 2018

The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment to develop an Activity Centre Plan for the Kalamunda town centre. Mayor John Giardina said, “The Kalamunda town centre is iconic. It has unique historical and locational qualities. The preparation of the Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan is critical to shaping the town centre’s future as a contemporary, attractive and functional centre for residents and visitors.”

Kalamunda Activity Centre Boundary

In the Mix Youth Music Program

Published on 5 February 2018

The City of Kalamunda is currently calling for up-and-coming local bands, soloists, duets and DJs to take part in their annual youth music program, In the Mix. In The Mix is for emerging young artists looking to develop their skills, collaborate with other young musicians and learn about the West Australian music industry.

In the Mix Call Out

Mayor Message: Engaging with the Community

Published on 5 February 2018

As a new Council we are excited and looking forward to working with the community to fulfill expectations and achieve goals, further improving access and opportunities within the City ofKalamunda.

Approval of P-DEV 45: Public Notification of Planning Proposals

Published on 5 February 2018

Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 19 December 2017 resolved to proceed with amending P-DEV 45 – Public Notification of Planning Proposals. The Policy is now operational and provides guidance on the exercise of discretion under the Scheme in terms of when public advertising is undertaken, and the means and duration of public advertising periods for different types and levels of planning proposals.

Envisioning the Future of Cambridge Reserve

Published on 2 February 2018

What is your vision for Cambridge Street Reserve? Would you like to see more amenities and facilities? Or a more ambient and natural space? The City wants to hear your say on how we can transform Cambridge Street Reserve.

Cambridge Reserve

Acclaimed Author Talk at Lesmurdie Library

Published on 29 January 2018

Be entertained and inspired by WA romance author Anthea Hodgson as she shares insight into her latest novel, ‘The Cowgirl’ at Lesmurdie Community Library.

Take 5 minutes to be fire smart this season

Published on 16 January 2018

The City encourages all residents to be fire smart and be prepared this bushfire season. Bushfire safety is high on the City’s agenda, with the recent employment of additional staff to assist the community to prepare for emergencies, as well as undertaking a review of the City’s Local Emergency Management Arrangements.

Bushfire Ready

Master Plan for Maida Vale Reserve

Published on 15 January 2018

The City of Kalamunda is investigating how to best make use of Maida Vale Reserve to accommodate a range of sporting and community uses. ABV Leisure Consultancy Services has been appointed by the City to prepare a Master Plan for the reserve

City of Kalamunda drafts new Economic Development Strategy

Published on 3 January 2018

The City of Kalamunda Council has approved its draft Economic Development Strategy to help drive economic growth in the area.

600th Blood Donation for City Star

Published on 20 December 2017

City of Kalamunda employee Theo Bekkers has given his 600th Blood donation today, 20 December 2017. Theo first gave blood in 1964.

600 Donations - Theo Bekkers

A day trip to the Perth Hills

Published on 20 December 2017

Only a 30-minute drive from Perth will take you to a world where you can rekindle your connection to nature. Definitely one of the greatest ideas for a day trip near Perth, the Hills have a little bit for everyone.

City of Kalamunda awarded for engagement with young people

Published on 19 December 2017

The City of Kalamunda was awarded the winner of two categories in the 2017 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Project, presented on 8 December 2017 at the Bendat Centre in Wembley.

2017 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Project Awards

Help us detect European Wasps this summer and ‘Adopt-a-trap’

Published on 19 December 2017

Summer is officially here, and so is wasp season. The European Wasp is not only a public nuisance but also a pest and threat to our horticultural industries and environmental health.

European Wasps

Morning Music 2018 Program Announced

Published on 18 December 2017

The City of Kalamunda has officially launched its Morning Music program for 2018. The popularity of the program means that the booking system needs to change for next year. Morning Music now attracts such large audiences that pre-booking must be made to ensure there are enough seats for everyone!

Morning Music 2018

Kanyana Fundraiser at Hartfield Park Forrestfield

Published on 18 December 2017

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Kanyana located in Lesmurdie is holding a fundraising day at the Hartfield Park Recreation Centre in Forrestfield on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The fundraiser has two separate sessions for the community to visit and see animals with their carers and enjoy a special visit with the wildlife.

Kanyana Wildlife

Get fit with your friends at Kalamunda's Summer Programs

Published on 18 December 2017

The 2018 Summer Programs offered by the City of Kalamunda is promising something for everyone. No matter what your age or fitness level you can join a myriad of fun activities with your peers and the bonus, get fit at the same time.

Get Fit with your Friends

We are 10

Published on 18 December 2017

An exhibition of what it’s like to be 10 years old and living in Western Australia.

We are 10

Stirk Park Masterplan Adopted

Published on 5 December 2017

A masterplan paving the way to upgrade facilities at Stirk Park over the next 10 years has been approved by the City of Kalamunda.

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