News & Media Releases

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.”


Gavour Road site receives Minister’s approval for Aged Care

Published on 16 June 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda was advised this week that Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands Rita Saffioti has approved the long awaited Local Planning Scheme Amendment 57, to allow for an integrated aged care facility to be built at Lot 500 Gavour Road in Wattle Grove.

High Wycombe Recreation Centre to become 24/7 Gym

Published on 15 June 2017

The High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre is set to become a 24/7 gym following a decision by Council at the May Ordinary Council Meeting. Shire President Andrew Waddell said, “Providing 24/7 access will give current and potential new members more flexibility on when they wish to exercise.”

24/7 Gym coming soon

Pest (Fox) program

Published on 15 June 2017

The Shire will be undertaking fox trapping and den destruction in several reserves over the following month. The fox program will be conducted over 7 - 14 days at Maida Vale Reserve, Ledger Rd Reserve, Panoramic Terrace Kalamunda, Ray Owen Reserve and Reid Oval. This will involve fox trapping and fumigation and destruction of any active fox dens at each reserve. Owners are reminded to keep dogs on lead and cats should not be allowed to roam in the reserves.

Fox Baiting & Fumigation

Legal Parking and Access for Everyone

Published on 26 May 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda reminds residents to observe all parking restrictions and keep driveways and footpaths clear of obstacles to ensure they do not disadvantage community members who require ease of access. CEO Rhonda Hardy said, “Please consider others when parking your car.”

Fabulous Foothills Workshop

Published on 11 May 2017

Would you like to find out more about the good old days in the foothills? Please join us at the at the Forrestfield Library on Thursday 25 May 2017 for the Fabulous Foothills workshop from 2:00pm to 3:30pm as members of the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society take us on a journey through history.

Community Planting Day Coming Near You

Published on 10 May 2017

Get involved in restoring your local bushland at one of our community planting days in Maida Vale or Gooseberry Hill during May 2017. Shire of Kalamunda Environmental Friends Groups invite community members to come and get their hands dirty and have some down-to-earth fun to help enhance local reserves.

Friends group

Go Native with Free Plants

Published on 10 May 2017

Planting native species is a great way to help preserve the environment while also saving water, and the Shire of Kalamunda encourages residents to make the most of this year’s free Plants for Residents Program. Held each winter, the Shire gives away free native seedlings to all residents. This year there will be two events for residents to choose from to collect free plants.

Plants for Residents Program

Shire President Message: History Village

Published on 10 May 2017

One of our most loved historical artefacts, the Kalamunda History Village locomotive, has stood since October last year, shrink wrapped, following an asbestos finding.

Cr Simon Di Rosso resigns

Published on 5 May 2017

Councillor Simon Di Rosso has resigned from the Shire of Kalamunda Council. In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, Council has requested approval from the WA Electoral Commissioner to postpone an election for the vacancy in the North Ward following his resignation, until the ordinary Election Day of 21 October 2017.

Shire Wins National Youth Award

Published on 2 May 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda has picked up a national award for its innovative youth engagement projects. Winners of the 2017 National Awards for Local Government were announced today, with the Shire’s Youth Employment project taking out the category for ‘Youth Economic Participation’.

Activities Awarded - Careers Expo and a Young Creative Entrepreneurs

Drain to become a Living Stream

Published on 19 April 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda has developed a concept plan to turn the drain along the Woodlupine Brook into a living stream. The concept plan relates to the section of Woodlupine Brook from Hardey Road East, through to Lenihan Corner in Wattle Grove.

Concept Plan - Woodlupine Brook Living Stream

Comment open for new draft community vision and plan

Published on 13 April 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda Council is calling on the community have their say on the new Draft Strategic Community Plan to 2027.

Plan the Future

Makuru: Call Out for Artists

Published on 11 April 2017

Theme for this exhibition is ‘Makuru”. There is no entry fee. All pieces must be for sale. Registrations due by close of business 2 June 2017. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 30 June to Sunday 9 July 2017


Valerie McDonald Retrospective

Published on 6 April 2017

A much loved award-winning Perth Hills artist, mother of four and friend to many, Valerie McDonald has left behind a bold, inspiring and colourful legacy, reflected in the moving exhibition “Valerie McDonald Retrospective 1933−2016” opening at the at the Zig Zag Gallery on Sunday 15 April 2017 at 2:00pm.

Valerie McDonald Exhibition

Shire to transfer community care services

Published on 29 March 2017

Shire of Kalamunda Community Care recipients will now have a choice of service provider, following a decision by Council to transition its Home and Community Care (HACC) program to Rise Network and its Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) program to People Who Care, from 1 July 2017.

Shire President Message: State Government Elections

Published on 29 March 2017

I am sure you haven’t missed the fact that there has been a change of government. In fact within the boundaries of the Shire of Kalamunda, all of our local members have changed

Go Bling in Bike Week!

Published on 16 March 2017

With Bike Week just around the corner come and join in the Shire of Kalamunda celebrations on Sunday 19 March 2017 at Fleming Reserve in High Wycombe from 9am to 11am.

Bike Week 2017

Multicultural Fun at Corymbia

Published on 15 March 2017

The multi-award winning Dreamtime soul duo The Merindas won hearts at this year’s Corymbia Multicultural Festival with over 5,000 people attending through the day.

Corymbia Festival 2017

Cyclists Cautioned in the Kalamunda

Published on 15 March 2017

As we celebrate Bike Week, the Shire of Kalamunda would like to remind cyclists to follow the road rules when riding recreationally, or training for an event, on Shire roads.


“Out of the Bush”

Published on 14 March 2017

The Lesmurdie Arts & Crafts Group invite you to celebrate their 49th Annual Exhibition and Sale, returning to the first weekend of May. Showcasing the members’ creativity and recent works by several guest artists, join us Saturday and Sunday 6-7 May 2017 from 10am to 4pm at the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall.

Lesmurdie Arts & Crafts Group: Brian Aylward

Bees & Beekeeping

Published on 1 March 2017

Are you interested in bees and how they make honey? Would you like to make your own simple beehive or start to professionally keep bees? The Lesmurdie Library is hosting a free informative and practical demonstration “All About Bees & Beekeeping” by apiarist Michael Adams, on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

Bees & Beekeeping

It’s Opera Not Oprah!

Published on 1 March 2017

WA Opera will take you on a global trip into the fascinating world of opera and its dazzling stories, in true Oprah style, on Tuesday 14 March 2017 at the High Wycombe Library. “It’s Opera not Oprah!” will be proudly presented by the West Australian Opera, as a part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

It's Opera Not Oprah!

City Status Request to Proceed

Published on 28 February 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda is moving forward with plans to accurately reflect its population size following Council endorsement of a report at last night’s February Ordinary Council Meeting.

The Merindas Headline Corymbia

Published on 22 February 2017

Multi award winning duo ‘The Merindas’, featuringCandice Lorrae and Kristel Kickett, will headline this year’s Corymbia Festival on Saturday 11 March from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield.


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