News & Media Releases

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.

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

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