News & Media Releases

Applications Open: Community Event Donations and Sponsorship

Published on 14 February 2019

Are you an event organiser with a grand idea? Are you a community group with an event in need of support? Planning a community celebration, festival, fair or open day? Applications for event donations and sponsorship are now open and the City of Kalamunda wants to hear from you!

Community Event Donations and Sponsorship

Kalamunda Community Centre One Step Closer

Published on 2 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda has appointed the design team for the new Kalamunda Community Centre, which will be located at Jorgensen Park.

Cooking classes coming soon to High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre

Published on 2 February 2019

The City of Kalamunda is introducing a new and exciting program for adults which will run at the High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre.

Adelaide Street Upgrade

Published on 1 February 2019

High Wycombe’s Adelaide Street will receive a facelift this March as works commence to upgrade existing and install additional traffic calming measures.

Big Year Ahead for City of Kalamunda

Published on 1 February 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for capital works in the City of Kalamunda, with over 20 projects scheduled for completion in the next 12 months.

Health and Wellbeing Plan Adopted

Published on 31 January 2019

Health and Wellbeing is high on the agenda at the City of Kalamunda, with the adoption of a new plan. Lifestyle choices can be attributed to half of all deaths worldwide. While the City is not a health care provider and does not have the means to treat lifestyle diseases, it does have an important role in developing initiatives which will prevent these diseases. The Plan is an integral part in delivering these outcomes.

Maida Vale Master Plan Endorsed

Published on 31 January 2019

The Maida Vale Reserve Master Plan is one step closer to fruition, after Council voted unanimously to adopt a revised Master Plan at its December Ordinary Council Meeting. The site is environmentally significant, and this was a key focus in the design.

Lighting Up Kalamunda Sports Precinct

Published on 31 January 2019

Kalamunda’s Sporting Precinct Lighting Upgrades are on track and set to be completed by April 2019. The lighting improvements that will bring Kostera Oval to competition standard and the new Hedley Jorgensen Oval to training standard.

Local Heroes Recognised for Outstanding Contributions

Published on 17 December 2018

Three City of Kalamunda locals who have made extraordinary contributions to the community were last week recognised at the City’s annual Thank a Volunteer Day. Celia Cheffins, Damien Lee and Tobias Bailye were presented with $500 by Mayor John Giardina, each taking home the title of Local Hero of the Year for their age group.

Kalamunda Youth Shine a Light on Mental Health Issues

Published on 14 December 2018

The City of Kalamunda’s Youth Action Kalamunda (YAK) have banded together in support of mental health awareness, raising over three hundred dollars for the Black Dog Institute at their Tee or Tie 4 Black Dog event.

Youth Action Kalamunda

Innovative Housing on Show in Kalamunda

Published on 5 December 2018

Over four hundred visitors last week descended upon the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall to catch a glimpse of the state’s most innovative housing solutions. Hosted by the City of Kalamunda, the Innovative Housing Expo has been hailed a great success, thanks to its leadership in driving awareness of sustainable, economical and community driven living options.

Innovative Housing Expo

City of Kalamunda Gold Winner for Excellence in Local Government Tourism

Published on 4 December 2018

The City of Kalamunda’s work in developing Tourism in the region has received recognition, with the City taking home Gold at the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards held at Crown Perth in November 2018.

home Gold at the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

City on the Look Out for European Wasps

Published on 4 December 2018

Our environmental health and horticultural industries are under continued threat by the European Wasp, a prohibited pest under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. To date, Western Australia has so far avoided establishment, only possible by residents, business, industry and government working together to monitor and trap these pests. Residents are being urged to continue their vigilance this summer, by reporting sightings or adopting a trap.

European Wasps

AFL Champion Congratulates Local Sport Stars

Published on 3 December 2018

Former West Coast Eagles player and Brownlow Medallist, Matt Priddis, joined some of the City’s most talented young sportspeople at the City of Kalamunda Administration Building to share his story in youth sport and congratulate winners of the 2018 Kalamunda Sports Star Awards.

Kalasports Stars 2018

Kalamunda Takes Action against Invasive Species

Published on 3 December 2018

The City of Kalamunda is complementing the national program in the fight against Australia’s most costly and destructive vertebrate pest, the European Rabbit. After arriving with the First Fleet in the 1800s, the rabbit population began to grow out of control, causing land degradation and competition with native species. With the strategic release of the Rabbit Calicivirus Disease (RCD), the City will soon become one of the numerous government agencies working to reduce this biodiversity threat

Seniors Week Success in Kalamunda

Published on 29 November 2018

The City of Kalamunda’s 2018 Seniors Week celebrations wrapped up last month, bringing hundreds of community members together in celebration of the valuable contributions made by over 55’s to the community.

Seniors Week 2018 Celebrations

New strategy to consider the environment for the City’s planning processes

Published on 29 November 2018

The City of Kalamunda is calling for comment on a Draft Environmental Land Use Planning Strategy (ELUPS) to improve environmental outcomes through strategic and statutory planning to meet the needs of the community into the future.

Environment Land Use Planning Strategy

City Celebrates Local Students Becoming Active Citizens

Published on 14 November 2018

13 Kalamunda Senior High School students were this week recognised by the City of Kalamunda for their contribution to the community. Collectively, the students contributed over 400 hours of volunteer time to removing litter and planting native trees along the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail whilst extending their knowledge about wildlife, native plants and the cultural values of bushland in the district.

City Celebrates Local Students Becoming Active Citizens

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.

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