News & Media Releases

Kalamunda Community Centre

Published on 13 August 2019

Construction on the $6.6 million multi-purpose Kalamunda Community Centre Building at Jorgensen Park is set to commence early next year.

Kalamunda Community Centre - South West View

KADS Celebrates 50 Years

Published on 12 August 2019

The City of Kalamunda has congratulated Kalamunda Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) Committee on its milestone 50 year anniversary.

KADS Building located in Central Mall Kalamunda

New Sports Facility Open for Business

Published on 31 July 2019

The Kalamunda Districts Hockey and Forrestfield Flyers Teeball clubs have a new place to call home, thanks to the completion of a new $3 million sports facility and playing grounds in Forrestfield.

Celebrating the opening of the new facility

Community Success for National Tree Day 2019

Published on 31 July 2019

The City of Kalamunda supported the Friends of Jorgensen Park to run a successful National Tree Day event last Sunday 29 July, National Tree Day. Over 1,400 local native seedlings were planted at Jorgensen Park by 60 community volunteers from the Friends of Jorgensen Park, Walliston Primary School, Maida Vale Scout Group, local business representatives and community volunteers.

Kalamunda Mayor Giardina planting with Abby McGuire from Walliston Primary School

City Adopts “Kalamunda Clean and Green” Strategy

Published on 31 July 2019

The City of Kalamunda has a new framework for managing environmental pressures and improving sustainable practices for the next decade and beyond. The Kalamunda Clean and Green Local Environment Strategy 2019 -2029 (LES), adopted last week at the City’s Ordinary Council Meeting, is a document that has spent several years in the making.

Subsidised Podiatry Services for Seniors

Published on 30 July 2019

Residents aged 62 and over may be eligible for subsidised podiatry services offered by the City of Kalamuda.

2019 Budget Focused on Capital Works

Published on 30 July 2019

The City of Kalamunda’s Annual Budget enables the City to deliver core services to our residents as well as planning for the future and improving key infrastructure including roads and community facilities.

New Environmental Guidelines for City Developments

Published on 30 July 2019

The City of Kalamunda this week adopted its inaugural Environmental Land Use Planning Strategy (ELUPS), one of seven sub-strategies that will inform the City’s overarching Local Planning Strategy which is currently under development.

Residents Awarded Freeman of the City

Published on 23 July 2019

Ten City of Kalamunda residents were last week named honorary Freeman of the City, the highest award Council can bestow. The ceremony took place at the biennial Mayoral Dinner in Wattle Grove, an evening dedicated to the recognition of community volunteers.

Freeman of the City recipients and Councillors

Playground Upgrades for Range View Reserve

Published on 17 July 2019

High Wycombe’s Range View Reserve will receive a revamp later this year, with $50,000 in funding allocated in the City of Kalamunda’s 2019/2020 budget to playground upgrades.

Major Milestone for Kalamunda Tourism

Published on 5 July 2019

The City of Kalamunda this week adopted its inaugural Tourism Development Strategy, a document designed to assist the City in achieving its full tourism potential.

Hart-Fit Studio launches ‘Jump Start’ fitness program for high school students

Published on 5 July 2019

City of Kalamunda run Hart-Fit Studios launched ‘Jump Start’ this week, a specially designed multi-discipline 10 week fitness and strength program for school aged youth, years 7 to 11.

Kalamunda Adopts Arts Strategy

Published on 1 July 2019

The City of Kalamunda has committed to enhancing community wellbeing through social and cultural opportunities with the adoption of its new ‘Creative Communities – An Arts Strategy’.

Free fun event helps connect locals with all their community has to offer

Published on 27 June 2019

The City of Kalamunda is inviting all members of the community, young and old, to get out, active and connected to their local community with a free ‘Connecting Communities’ event Thursday 18 July at Hartfield Park Recreation Centre between 10am to 1pm.

City Seeks Vision for Community Space

Published on 20 June 2019

The City of Kalamunda is asking the community to put forward their vision for a vacant site on the corner of Pomeroy and Canning Road. The site, located on the borders of Lesmurdie, Walliston and Carmel, is an old orchard, which was then utilised by the Water Corporation and is currently owned by the State Government.

Local Hero Awarded to three champions for the environment

Published on 20 June 2019

Three residents have been awarded the monthly Local Hero Award for May for their outstanding contribution to both the community and the environment. The City of Kalamunda in partnership with Bendigo Bank, run the Local Hero of the Month Award with a deserving nominee selected each month.

Making small changes to the way you live can have a big impact on the environment.

Published on 18 June 2019

Being environmentally conscious means something different to all of us. It is a broad term that describes many different behaviours, guidelines, and laws that exist to reduce, minimize or even eradicate our environmental impact. What does environmental sustainability mean to you?

Your chance to comment on DRAFT vision for Kalamunda future

Published on 17 June 2019

The City of Kalamunda is inviting comment on the draft 10-year+ vision for the future of the Kalamunda town centre, outlined in the Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan (KACP). The City is progressing an activity centre plan for Kalamunda to ensure any new subdivision or development aligns with the envisaged design framework and character of development for the area and to assist the City with coordinating improvements over the next 10 years.

Artist Impression only near Kalamunda Library

Senior artists invited to submit original artworks for upcoming ‘Re-Imagined’ exhibition

Published on 12 June 2019

The City of Kalamunda’s Zig Zag Gallery is inviting local senior artists (aged 55+) to submit their artwork for inclusion in the upcoming Senior Residents Art Exhibition, to be held as part of Seniors’ Week activities in November this year.

City of Kalamunda Wins Parks and Leisure Australia Award

Published on 7 June 2019

The City of Kalamunda has taken out the Parks & Leisure Australia- WA Awards of Excellence - Research Award at the awards ceremony last night for work relating to its Managed Aquifer Recharge project. The project stemmed from the need to redevelop and expand the available sports fields by securing an alternate water source to license ground water.

Nominations open to join ‘Inclusive Community’ focus group

Published on 6 June 2019

The City of Kalamunda is calling on interested community members to nominate by June 30 to be part of a focus group, which will guide the delivery of inclusive initiatives.

Registrations open for 2019 Perth Hills Spring Festival

Published on 29 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda is inviting tourism businesses and operators to register their event by June 30 and be part of the 2019 Perth Hills Spring Festival, starting October 11. Now in its fifth, year the festival aims to attract visitors and locals to Kalamunda with a busy five weeklong program of music, markets, film, dance, art, local food and wine, guided nature walks, market activity and a range of family friendly entertainment.

Perth Hills Spring Festival

Town Team workshops are here

Published on 27 May 2019

Are you passionate about making the place you live the best it can be? Are you interested in improving a space or place, or connecting with your community? The City of Kalamunda supports the development of Town Teams in our community, with the goal of having each Town Team collaborate with the City to drive change through placemaking, community development and create a positive, can-do culture.

21 Years of Free Plants for Residents

Published on 27 May 2019

The past 21 years have seen backyards across the City of Kalamunda transform with residents taking home close to 220,000 free plants from the City’s annual Plants for Residents Days.

Free StrokeSafe Talk at Woodlupine Family and Community Centre

Published on 17 May 2019

In Australia, a stroke occurs every 9 minutes and more than 80 per cent of strokes are preventable. The City of Kalamunda is urging its community to be stroke safe by learning about this potentially deadly health issue at their free StrokeSafe talk on Friday 21 June 2019 at Woodlupine Family and Community Centre in Forrestfield.

NAIDOC Art Exhibition – Call Out for Artists

Published on 14 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda’s annual NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition will return to the Zig Zag Gallery from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 7 July. Local artists are invited to register their artwork for selection before 14 June. Selected pieces will best showcase the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme, Voice, Treaty, Truth.

Community Planting Days in the City of Kalamunda

Published on 13 May 2019

Over 2500 native plants will find a new home at parks and reserves across the City of Kalamunda this winter thanks to the support of local residents. Community members will come together over five weeks to participate in the City’s annual Community Group Revegetation Program, run in collaboration with local Friends Groups.

Advocacy of Key Regional Issues Fruitful

Published on 3 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed announcements from both the Liberal and the Labor Party regarding key regional issues.

Celebrate Your Club’s Unsung Hero

Published on 3 May 2019

When it comes to sporting club legends, much of the glory is focussed on the field. In most cases, on-field glory would not be possible without the support of parents and volunteers working behind the scenes. The City of Kalamunda is calling on local clubs to nominate their unsung heroes as part of their Kalamunda Connected campaign.

Free Wildflower Walks in the City of Kalamunda

Published on 2 May 2019

The City of Kalamunda is renowned for its natural beauty, offering a glorious mix of bushland, creeks and waterfalls to explore all year round. During the cooler months, many flock to the Perth Hills to witness one of the most stunning displays of wildflowers in WA.

Wildflowers

Kalamunda Loop Trail One Step Closer

Published on 30 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda is progressing with the development of the Kalamunda Loop Trail, in the popular Mountain Biking Region. With over 40km of fully signed single-track, the Kalamunda Trails area is the most popular MTB destination in WA. It is only a 40 minutes’ drive from the centre of Perth, and is situated in both picturesque National Park and State Forest.

Community to Vote on Suburb Name

Published on 29 April 2019

A short-list of suburb names for the locality surrounding the new Train Station, has been put to the City of Kalamunda community for voting. The short-list is made up of suggestions put forward by ratepayers as part of the City’s Name the Suburb Competition.

Name the Suburb Competition

Cycling High on Agenda

Published on 29 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda has a range of popular cycling routes in the Perth Hills, however it is calling for major upgrades to road infrastructure to better accommodate cyclists and all road users in harmony.

Cycling in the Perth Hills

Pedestrian Improvements for Kalamunda Town Centre

Published on 18 April 2019

Works will this month commence to improve pedestrian facilities at a number of key locations throughout the Kalamunda Town Centre.

Pressure on For Ray Owen Upgrade

Published on 17 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda is calling on the Federal Government to assist with the implementation of the Ray Owen Masterplan.

22 Years of The Bickley - Carmel Harvest Festival

Published on 11 April 2019

The 22nd annual Bickley - Carmel Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019.

Minister Joins City’s Reconciliation Talks

Published on 1 April 2019

The Honourable Ben Wyatt MLA, Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs, Lands joined City of Kalamunda staff and community members to review the City’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Monday 25 March in Lesmurdie.

The Austin Healey National Rally in Perth proves to be an international affair

Published on 1 April 2019

For the first time in five years, the Austin Healey National Rally will be held in Perth, and with more than $5.5 million worth of vehicles on show, it’s shaping up to be the best rally yet.

New Refuge for High Wycombe Pedestrians

Published on 1 April 2019

The City of Kalamunda has constructed a new pedestrian refuge on Kalamunda Road, between Abernethy Road and Stirling Crescent in High Wycombe. The works will conclude with new line-marking, which is scheduled to take place in April.

Cultural Training Brings Community Together

Published on 28 March 2019

Over 80 community members packed the Hartfield Park Recreation Centre on Monday 25 March to take part in the City of Kalamunda’s free cultural awareness training session. Seats were filled by residents of all ages, interests and backgrounds, with one major thing in common – a desire to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Cultural Awareness Training

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