City Launches Kalamunda Thriving Campaign
After more than 12-months of COVID-19 ups and downs, the City of Kalamunda has launched Kalamunda Thriving – a campaign that shines a light on local people and businesses.
Mayor Margaret Thomas said it was important to keep the narrative positive particularly given the ongoing resilience being displayed by the local business community and the stronger than expected economic forecasts for the region and State.
“We know that strong networks and real connection combines to make powerful communities where people join together in times of need,” Cr Thomas said.
“What we’ve seen over the past 15-months has really defied expectations in regard to the support residents and visitors have shown local businesses and service providers resulting in a boost to the economy, livability and vibe of the area which has had a hugely positive flow on effect of attracting more people to the area.
“Kalamunda Thriving will shine a light on our community’s spirit and remind everyone just how far we’ve come while underlining the need to keep it up - this is a marathon not a sprint.”
Last year, the City partnered with the Community Bank Forrestfield and High Wycombe Bendigo Bank to launch KalaCash – a local gift card program. The buy local initiative continues to stimulate and strengthen the local economy, while increasing community connectedness and engagement. To date, more than $10,000 of KalaCash has moved through the local community.
“The next step for us is to focus on our good news stories and keep sharing the many ways we can all help to support our local economy by thinking local first,” Cr Thomas said.
The Kalamunda Thriving campaign will be promoted via the City’s social media platforms using #KalamundaThriving. To share good news – send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org, tag us on social media (@cityofkalamunda) or use the campaign hashtag.
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.