News & Media Releases

Welshpool Rd East Gum Trees update

Published on 22 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda has been in discussions with the developer, community members and Main Roads regarding 10 - 13 Gum Trees, proposed to be removed for the St Peters Jacobite Syrian Church to construct a slip lane, on Welshpool Road East.

Residents are Urged to Get Bushfire Ready

Published on 19 September 2017

Do you and your family know what to do in the event of a bushfire? Is your home bushfire ready? The bushfire season is not far away and now is the time to get your property ready.

Are you Bushfire Ready?

Belgravia Leisure Appointed to Manage Kalamunda Water Park

Published on 19 September 2017

Belgravia Leisure has been appointed by the City of Kalamunda to manage the Kalamunda Water Park and deliver improved services and new attractions.

belgravia leisure

Proposed Abernethy Road Upgrade

Published on 18 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda is calling on the State and Federal Government to provide financial support for the much-needed upgrade to Abernethy Road in High Wycombe from a single lane to a dual carriageway with an extension to the railway tunnel.

Prize Winner to Upgrade Home

Published on 18 September 2017

Jody Moss has always kept her eye out for the City of Kalamunda early bird rates prize program and this year was thrilled to win the $5000 cash first prize.

Jodie Moss - 2017 Rates Prize Winner

Proposed Place of Worship - Welshpool Rd East

Published on 15 September 2017

In response to a number of community enquiries, the City of Kalamunda can confirm a Development Application for a proposed place of worship (church) was granted planning approval by Council in November 2016.

Perth Hills Spring Festival is on again

Published on 14 September 2017

Celebrating its third year, the Perth Hills Spring Festival program for 2017 is jam-packed with fun filled events and activities for all ages, through the whole month of October. Every week boasts a range of things to see and do and showcases the unique Perth Hills region in all its Spring glory.

Perth Hills

Ledger Road Community Update

Published on 12 September 2017

Since our last update in April 2017 the City of Kalamunda has been actioning the recommendations of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) that followed the Preliminary Site Investigation at Ledger Rd.

Bibbulmun Track Link Project Official Opens

Published on 1 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda has officially opened the Bibbulmun Track Northern Terminus Link project today, 1 September 2017. The Bibbulmun Track is an iconic Western Australian environmental landmark, and attracts visitors and tourists from across the World.

Bibbulmun Track Reopenng

Get Ready to Get Creative!

Published on 31 August 2017

Hot on the heels of last year’s success, the City of Kalamunda once again comes alive with creativity with Young Creatives Kalamunda throughout September and October 2017.

Young Creatives Kalamunda

Choose to reuse & register for Garage Sale Trail

Published on 31 August 2017

Get to know your neighbours and be part of the nation’s biggest ever weekend of garage sales this October. City of Kalamunda is bringing Garage Sale Trail to the local area on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017. Join over 350,000 sellers and shoppers as over 2 million items are set free from cupboards, garages and sheds across the nation.

#garagesaletrail Choose to reuse 21-22 October

Young people lead the Way

Published on 25 August 2017

The Year 4, 5 and 6 students from Forrestfield Primary School recently visited the Kalamunda Council Chamber to take part in a mock student council meeting. Students were nominated by the teachers to sit in the seats and take on the roles of elected councillors.

Forrestfield Primary School Council Chambers Visit

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

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