News & Media Releases

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

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.

City of Kalamunda Welcomes James Blundell

Published on 5 December 2017

Iconic Australian music legend James Blundell is a veritable institution in Australian country music. Blundell brings his 25 year song history, from the original beginnings right up to his latest album Campfire; there will be something from each era.

James Blundell

Disclosure of Interest Investigation Complete

Published on 5 December 2017

The City of Kalamunda has received official advice from the Department of Local Government it has now finalised its investigation and has closed the matter of the Councillors disclosure of interest in relation to Amendment 82. The announcement has been welcomed by the City.

City of Kalamunda calls for comment on a new Public Open Space Strategy

Published on 5 December 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment on a draft Public Open Space Strategy to meet the sporting, recreation and conservation needs of community and local environment in the future.

Summer Series Program kicks off January 5

Published on 30 November 2017

The City of Kalamunda is offering free outdoor movie screenings this summer and entertainment, kids activities and food vans for an easy dinner idea. Come along and enjoy all the latest releases in an outdoor setting, on a warm evening, from January 5 this summer.

Summer Series Movie Festival

Christmas Festival fun at City of Kalamunda

Published on 29 November 2017

Activities for this year’s Christmas Festival period are commencing on December 4, with story time reading at the 11am at High Wycombe Library.

Christmas

Easier, Friendlier Faster Customer Service Strategy

Published on 29 November 2017

The City of Kalamunda has launched a new customer service strategy for residents and ratepayers. For the first time the City of Kalamunda has introduced the new strategy to assist with ongoing initiatives for better working relationships.

Customer Service Strategy

Call out for all artists for Lions Art Award

Published on 29 November 2017

Entries are now open for the Lions Art Award inviting all artists to submit their entries by January 2, 2018. The City of Kalamunda works with the Lions Club to assist in the delivery of the awards and offers the Zig Zag Gallery as the focal point for delivery of artworks, and showing of artworks.

Call out for Artists - Entries close 2 January 2018

Kalamunda to become a Smart City

Published on 28 November 2017

What will technology be like in 30 years? How has technology such as smart phones, shaped your life currently and how do you imagine it to shape the way we work, play and live in the future? The City of Kalamunda is developing its first Smart City Digital Strategy and wants to hear from you.

Smart Cities

City of Kalamunda creates new Design Advisory Committee

Published on 28 November 2017

A new Design Advisory Committee has been appointed to advise Kalamunda City Council on architectural matters to ensure a high design quality to future buildings.

Design Advisory Committee

Help Prevent the Spread of Caltrop

Published on 17 November 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling on residents to help identify and remove Caltrop from their properties, to assist in the control of the invasive weed.

Caltrop

City Wins Innovating for Sustainability Award

Published on 25 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda has taken out the WA Innovating for Sustainability Awards at the Australia Water Association Awards. Managed Aquifer Recharge project (MAR) is a unique project for Western Australia, developed by the City of Kalamunda to ensure the sustainability of the Hartfield Park Sporting Reserve into the future.

WA Innovating for Sustainability Awards at the Australia Water Association Awards

New Council Formed

Published on 25 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda Council has welcomed some new faces, with the election on Saturday, followed by the swearing in of Councillors on Monday 23 October 2017. Geoffrey Stallard and Dylan O’Connor were both re-elected for another 4-year term, joined by new Councillors David Almond, Lesley Boyd, Cameron Blair and Margaret Thomas.

New Council Formed

Welshpool Road Trees Community Update

Published on 19 October 2017

CEO Rhonda Hardy said, “The City has been working closely with the developer to find a workable solution. We are awaiting the redesigned slip lane to be submitted. Once this is provided we will engage with the community on the revised solution and make a recommendation to Council.

Burning Permits Now Required

Published on 17 October 2017

Residents are reminded that the Restricted Burning Period is in effect from 1 October until midnight 30 November 2017 inclusive and Burning Permits must be obtained from the City of Kalamunda to burn garden refuse during the day up until 6pm.

Burning Permits Now Required

Swimming Pool Safety

Published on 16 October 2017

As we head into Summer, the City of Kalamunda is reminding all residents who own a swimming pool or spa to ensure enclosures are compliant with swimming pool safety standards. The City is offering inspections at no additional costs, with owners encouraged to get in contact if in doubt.

Swimming Pool Safety

Fairy wonderland back to delight in Kalamunda

Published on 16 October 2017

The annual Freedom Fairies Picnic returns to Kalamunda to create a magical land of enchantment for our young residents. The Fairies Picnic will be held on the 28th October 2017 from 10am – 2:00pm.

Freedom Fairies Picnic

Register Your Dogs and Cats by 31 October

Published on 10 October 2017

It’s pet registration time in the City of Kalamunda and residents are reminded that dog and cat registrations expire on 31 October. All dogs over three months are required to be microchipped, registered and have contact details on their collar so they can be easily identified, and all cats aged six months and older must be microchipped, sterilised and registered.

Dogs & Cat Register by 31 October

New Public Briefings for City

Published on 6 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda is moving with the times, and has undertaken a significant overhaul of its Council and Committee meeting structure. From November the City will have a new Public Agenda Briefing, on the second Tuesday of every month, with the Ordinary Council meeting on the following fortnight.

Get Involved in Garage Sale Trail 2017

Published on 6 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling on residents to choose to reuse & register for Garage Sale Trail.Mayor Andrew Waddell said, “Get to know your neighbours and be part of the nation’s biggest ever weekend of garage sales this October.”

Garage Sale Trail - Reuse

Protecting the Trees on Welshpool Road – Community Update

Published on 4 October 2017

The City of Kalamunda, together with Main Roads WA representatives, and the Developers from the St. Peter Jacobite Syrian Church group put their heads together today to look at solutions as to how the trees can be saved and road access still given to the church group at 831 Welshpool Road in Wattle Grove.

Forrestfield-Airport Link: Septebmer 2017 Update

Published on 2 October 2017

With the start of tunnelling, operations at the Forrestfield construction site are now 24/7. The site houses facilities which support the TBMs, including: Slurry separation plant, Grout plant, Water treatment plant. Construction will begin later this month on the realignment of Dundas Road, between Berkshire Road and a point between Maida Vale Road and Poison Gully Creek.

Forrestfield-Airport Link

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