News & Media Releases

City of Kalamunda Finalist in Tourism Awards

Published on 7 November 2018

The City of Kalamunda has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Western Australian (WA) Tourism Awards. Recognised for Excellence in Local Government Tourism, the City is credited for its Experience Perth Hills campaign, which shines a light on one of Perth’s hidden gems - the Hills.

2018 WA Tourism Awards

Preparation for Bushfire Season in Full Swing

Published on 7 November 2018

Preparations for the upcoming bushfire season have been underway in the City of Kalamunda since early this year. City officers along with the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have been carrying out an extensive hazard reduction program since Autumn, including mitigation burns, fuel load reductions, fire inspections and maintenance of fire breaks. The program is designed to mitigate the potential for bushfires in what is considered to be a high-risk area.

Seniors Week Celebrations Kick Off in City of Kalamunda

Published on 2 November 2018

Local celebrations will this week commence in honour of the community’s senior citizens. The celebrations form part of the City of Kalamunda’s annual Senior’s Week festivities, which shine a light on the contributions made by older members of the community.

City calls on State Government to Rezone Schmitt Road Blocks

Published on 1 November 2018

The City of Kalamunda this week joined local member, Matthew Hughes MLA, and hundreds of community members at the Northern Terminus of the Bibbulmun Track to advocate for the preservation of a number of Western Australian Planning Commission blocks proposed for sale.

City of Kalamunda Advises Ratepayers of Potential Loss of Data

Published on 19 October 2018

The City of Kalamunda has advised ratepayers to a situation involving a possible loss of sample data. Each year, the City is required to undertake an annual audit. As part of this process, a sample of the City of Kalamunda rates data was required to be supplied. Due to the size of the file, the information was transferred to an external device and sent to the address of the City’s external auditor in late September.

City of Kalamunda Libraries Reach 60 Year Milestone

Published on 3 October 2018

Today, 3 October, marks 60 years since the official opening of the City’s first Library. Libraries across the City are celebrating the milestone with giveaways, colouring competitions, author talks and history displays throughout the month.

Hills Come Alive for Spring Festival

Published on 27 September 2018

The City of Kalamunda is gearing up for a month of festivities as part of its annual Perth Hills Spring Festival. Now in its fourth year, the Festival is a celebration of everything the Hills region has to offer, from spectacular scenery to tempting wineries.

Perth Hills Spring Festival

Kalamunda to Host Forum on Retirement Housing

Published on 21 September 2018

Industry leaders will be heading to Kalamunda this November to share current housing trends in the aged care industry. Hosted by the City of Kalamunda, the event will be opened by Minister for Aged Care, Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP and will include presentations from CEOs of Bethanie and Alzheimer’s WA, Chris How and Rhonda Parker.

City of Kalamunda Wins Judges Excellence Award

Published on 19 September 2018

The City of Kalamunda is making waves with its Hartfield Managed Aquifer Recharge Project, taking out the 2018 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA Division award for Excellence at last Saturday’s Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of Crown Perth.

UDIA WA 2018 Award

Residents Invited to Name Suburb

Published on 19 September 2018

The City of Kalamunda has opened a competition to name the Forrestfield North District Structure Plan Precinct. The area, which is bound by Berkshire Road, Roe Highway and Poison Gully Creek in Forrestfield and High Wycombe, is poised for a major transformation with the new train line scheduled for opening in 2020 and rezoning plans currently underway.

Become a Tech Savvy Senior

Published on 18 September 2018

Are you interested in learning how to operate a computer, tablet or mobile phone? Registrations are open for the City of Kalamunda’s senior computer courses, designed to teach those with little experience the basics of everyday technology.

Hartfield Managed Aquifer Recharge Project a Winner

Published on 16 September 2018

The City of Kalamunda received the 2018 Judges' Award for Excellence at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA.

UDIA WA 2018 Award

What’s On these School Holidays

Published on 4 September 2018

Whilst schools wind down for another term, the City of Kalamunda has been gearing up for another two weeks of holiday madness. A jam-packed program of fun and excitement awaits, with everything from science to soccer.

Adventure outdoors - Rocky Pool

Green Investment For the Future

Published on 4 September 2018

Kalamunda Council has adopted a revised Investment of Surplus Fund Policy, which now gives a preference to financial institutions which do not invest in or finance the fossil fuel industry.

City Submission to Perth Airport

Published on 4 September 2018

The City of Kalamunda has lodged its submission for the Perth Airport Major Development Plan New Runway Project requesting a significant amount of documentation be provided to the City for the project, along with requests for a number of works to be carried out.

City to Share Draft Maida Vale Reserve Consultation Findings

Published on 4 September 2018

Interested residents, community groups and sporting clubs are invited to attend a presentation evening hosted by the City of Kalamunda, on the consultation results for the Maida Vale Reserve Draft Master Plan.

Master Plan for Scott Reserve

Published on 3 September 2018

The City of Kalamunda is calling for ideas from the community to improve Scott Reserve in High Wycombe, with the commencement of a Master Plan for the site. The Reserve includes the Scott Reserve Pavilion, High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre and other sporting amenities. The purpose of the Master Plan will be to identify opportunities for improvement to accommodate a range of sporting and community activities.

Mayor Message: Spring is here

Published on 31 August 2018

Spring is here and there is more than beautiful weather to celebrate.The annual Perth Hills Spring Festival will kick off next month, showcasing our unique hills region in all its glory.

Works on Memorial Wall Underway

Published on 28 August 2018

The Stirk Park memorial pathway is set to come to life with the construction of a new memorial wall. Works on the wall, which will stand at a height of 2m and nearly 4.5m in length, got underway last week.

City Celebrates Community Champions

Published on 22 August 2018

Five local residents have been recognised for their contributions to the City of Kalamunda community under the City’s Local Heroes and Good Neighbours program. Delivered in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank, the program calls on residents to celebrate their good neighbours and local heroes by nominating those that give selflessly to the community.

Local Hero, Volunteer & Good Neighbour Nominations

Young Creatives Shine at City Art Exhibition

Published on 22 August 2018

Over 300 people last week gathered at Kalamunda’s Zig Zag Gallery for the official exhibition opening of the 2018 Young Artist Awards. The works of 89 young creatives adorned the gallery’s walls, inspired by this year’s WA Youth Week theme “Illuminate - Djoondal Djoomba”.

2018 Young Artist Winners

Public Comment Extended – Draft Industrial Strategy

Published on 21 August 2018

The City of Kalamunda has extended the community comment period for the draft Industrial Development Strategy. This has been done to ensure we meet the needs of community and local economy into the future. The Strategy will now be open for extended public comment until the 30 of September, 2018.

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.

Foxes

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.

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