News & Announcements

City of Kalamunda media releases and announcements listed below:

Water flowing through a natural creek in Lesmurdie
27 August 2021

Kalamunda Flowing - Water Quality… Where the water meets the road

Do you wash your car in the driveway? Or fertilise your garden? Does your swimming pool flow over from time to time? Once the rain collects all the soluble and insoluble items in its path (detergents, leaves, litter, weed killer, etc) and carries them to streams, creeks, lakes, and other waterways and wetlands... what happens?
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
27 August 2021

Local Hero Builds Community at Walliston Primary School

Nominated for being a highly valued and active volunteer at Walliston Primary School, Jason Turner is the latest winner of a City of Kalamunda Community Local Hero Award. Jason was presented with his award by Mayor Margaret Thomas JP at a recent school assembly.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
26 August 2021

Making a Home Run: Local Hero, Sandra (Skip) Devine

The City of Kalamunda recently presented Sandra (Skip) Devine a Local Community Hero Award. Skip, a committee member of the Kalamunda Rangers for over six years, is known for being one of the first to put her hand up to ensure events run smoothly. Every year she takes on several roles, as well as coaching at least two teams each season.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
26 August 2021

Local Hero, Maureen Parkinson, using her ‘Powers’ for good

Retired Psychologist Maureen Parkinson is the latest of our Local Heroes to be presented a Seniors Community Local Heroes Award. The monthly Awards are proudly presented by the City of Kalamunda and supported by Echo News.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
25 August 2021

‘Joy’ the simple act of caring

Approximately 20 years ago, Joy Barratt became involved in a social club providing meals and social events for the disabled. Today, the City awarded Joy with a City of Kalamunda Senior Community Local Hero Award for her continued support of the disabled, and her coordination and commitment to 'Showing a Hills Christmas' creating Christmas hampers and gifts for those in need.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
25 August 2021

Mighty Rhinos’ Hero Award Winner: Terry Davidson

Often when we talk about football heroes we talk about the talented players however, many are those behind the scenes like Terry Davidson. Terry, a true City of Kalamunda local hero, passionately volunteers his time supporting the Forrestfield Football Club since the early 80s.
Recreation Program for Fitness
25 August 2021

20% Spring into September Sale!

The Hartfield Park Recreation Centre is super excited to offer 20% off six (6) and twelve (12) month memberships for September.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
23 August 2021

It’s a Slam Dunk. Celebrating basketball hero, Lizzie.

City of Kalamunda Local Hero Award winner Elizabeth (Lizzie) Falconbridge has been volunteering with the Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association for 42 years and umpired around 7,000 games. Lizzie delivers the ‘Taking it to Schools’ and ‘Hills Hoops’ stadium-based programs, introducing primary school children to basketball and helping develop the skills of players, referees, and coaches.
Aerial view of the front of two carks parked
18 August 2021

Kalamunda Community Centre/Jorgensen Park - Overflow Car Park Access

Popularity of the Kalamunda Community Centre and Jorgensen Park continues to grow and we want to hear from both local residents and visitors so we can better understand levels of parking and traffic to determine what’s needed to deliver a great experience for everyone!
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
17 August 2021

Making special local Heroes

The City of Kalamunda presented Angelina Watson a Community Local Heroes Award recently, for her work supporting Carers through the local “Make it Special” arts and craft group.
Abstract Art
16 August 2021

Creative Communities - 2021 Arts Strategy Review

What arts and cultural activities do you currently engage in? YOUR ideas count! Don't miss this opportunity to have your say on Arts and Culture!
A firefighter silhouette who is hosing a large fire in front of them
13 August 2021

City Highly Commended for Helping to Build Community Resilience

In a challenging year for communities across the State, the City of Kalamunda has been recognised in the 22nd Resilient Australia WA Awards for its commitment to helping residents prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.
Councillor Gavel
4 August 2021

Special Meeting of Council

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of Council will be held in the Council Chambers, Administration Centre, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, on: Tuesday 17 August 2021 commencing at 6.30 pm.
image showing an abstract journey of data lines with a city background
3 August 2021

Website Maintenance: 5 August 2021

The City of Kalamunda's website may not be available from approximately 12.00pm to 4.00pm on Thursday, 5 August 2021 whilst our website undergoes some scheduled system maintenance.
Vehicle side mirror reflecting a heavy haulage truck with the sun setting in the background
27 July 2021

Road Safety in the City of Kalamunda

The City successfully applied for a grant from the Commonwealth’s Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund to deliver tailored road safety messaging to the local community over a 12-month period, ending February 2022.
Two small dogs running next to each-other on a dirt track
23 July 2021

What do you think of our Dog Exercise Areas?

Are you happy with the Dog Exercise Areas in the City of Kalamunda? The City wants your feedback on the current dog exercise areas and dog prohibited areas.
20 July 2021

Local Planning Policy No. 31: Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure

Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 25 May 2021 resolved to adopt the Local Planning Policy 31 – Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure in Residential Areas, pursuant to Clause 4(3)(i) and Clause 4 (4) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.
A view of the flying fox at Lincoln Road Reserve
16 July 2021

Flying foxes and party fun in Forrestfield

You asked. We heard you and acted. The City of Kalamunda enhanced the play spaces at Lincoln Road Reserve with a new nature-themed ninja/exercise course, double 50m flying fox, log play, seating, pathways, and plantings.
Dancers from Koolangka's Kreate perform at the 2021 NAIDOC Week Closing event at Maamba Reserve in Forrestfield
15 July 2021

Heal Country! City’s NAIDOC Week Wrap Up

Last week the City of Kalamunda hosted a series of community events and activities to mark this year’s NAIDOC Week with a focus on the theme ‘Heal Country!’
Simon Cherriman in a Marri tree (Corymbia calophylla) securing the Cock-A-Tube to a tree within the school grounds.
15 July 2021

City’s Adopt-A-Patch Program Branches Out To Support Local Birdlife

Three local primary schools participating in the City of Kalamunda’s Adopt-A-Patch program are installing artificial cockatoo nests thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program to boost local habitat for birds.
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