The City of Kalamunda governs its operations through legislation, local laws, standing orders, council resolutions, policies, procedures and guidelines.
The City uses a Governance and Policy Framework to support transparent decision making, high quality services and facilities to the broad range of people who have a stakeholder interest in the City.
View Governance and Policy Framework (PDF,
Find out more about Government Acts and Local Laws are applicable to the City
Find out about Council policies in the City
View declarations of contributions received by employees and councillors
Details on the act and process of accessing public information from the City
Planning for the development and wellbeing of the community is a critical role for Council. The Local Government Act 1995 requires Councils to implement the Integrated Planning Framework requiring the City to develop and adopt a “10 year
strategic community plan” which sets overall directions for the CEO through long-term planning.
View City’s Strategies and Plans
Local government makes decisions in areas over which it has legislative authority by cannot duplicate or contradict Federal or State law. Laws made by local government are called local laws and cover such issues as the activities permitted on public land,
animal management, and use of infrastructure.
Local government is also responsible for enforcing local laws and other laws over which it has authority.
Acts and Local Laws here
One of the most important roles of Elected Members is to participate in making policy decisions on behalf of the community. An essential element of policy making is identifying community needs, setting objectives to meet those needs, establishing priorities between competing needs, and allocating appropriate resources. A policy is a decision of the Council and sets out agreed views and decisions concerning a particular area of responsibility.
View Council's Policies here
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.