Media Releases

Shot from far end of the 50m pool at Kalamunda Water Park showing the swim lanes
14 November 2019

Aquatic facility for the future

The City of Kalamunda will be investigating the needs and options for the provision of a future aquatic facility within the City.
City of Kalamunda CEO Rhonda Hardy and Alyssa Hayden MLA holding 2019 Winner for Excellence in Local Government Tourism
13 November 2019

City celebrates back-to-back WA Tourism awards

The City of Kalamunda maintained its winning streak for promoting Perth Hills as a premier tourism destination taking home Gold for the second year at the 2019 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards held at Crown Perth on 9 November.
Stephanie Brokenshire, the 2019 Young Planner of the Year winner speaking at the podium
13 November 2019

City’s young award winner plans for a bright future

The City of Kalamunda congratulates its Strategic Planner and 2019 Young Planner of the Year - Stephanie Brokenshire - for her Planning Institute Australia (PIA) WA award win on Friday, 8 November.
Fires full on
8 November 2019

Total Fire Ban and Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban issued for Saturday 9 November

DFES has advised a total fire ban for residents in the City of Kalamunda for Saturday 9 November. In addition, the City has declared a Harvest & Vehicle Movement ban on Saturday 9 November from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Further advice may be issued after this time.
A native flora plant commonly referred to as banksia
8 November 2019

Heidelberg Potential Aged Care Site

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed the State Government’s announcement confirming a preferred location for a new aged care facility in the City. The site, located on the borders of Lesmurdie, Walliston and Carmel, was formerly an orchard and is currently owned by the State Government.
Spring Flowers in Perth Hills
8 November 2019

Schmitt Road Land Resolved

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed an announcement from the State Government today, advising the proposed sale of State Government land at 30, 34 and 39 Schmitt Road will not proceed. It is intended instead for the site to continue to be utilised as part of the Railway Heritage Trail.
Railway siding along Midland - Karragullen line c1940s - Pickering Brook
5 November 2019

Head Back to Pickering Brook for Silver Anniversary

The City of Kalamunda has congratulated the Pickering Brook Heritage Group for its 25-year commitment to preserving local history. City of Kalamunda Mayor, Cr Margaret Thomas, has praised the Group for helping to protect, preserve and value the Perth Hill’s heritage in the lead up to its silver anniversary next month.
4 senior people with their arms out with blue sky behind them
4 November 2019

City Introduces Wayfairer Program to Boost Community Resources

For many people, retirement is a time to relax, unwind and spend time on favourite hobby or interest. However for many, retirement can also mean a loss of purpose and reduced social connections, leading to loneliness and isolation.
Showing the areas of vandalism with yellow paint at the root of poisoned tree at Kostera Oval in Kalamunda
23 October 2019

City Calls Out Tree Vandals

The City of Kalamunda has recorded a spike in reports of damaged trees on public land including the poisoning of mature trees at Kostera Oval and Jones Road in Kalamunda and Grove and Graelou roads in Lesmurdie.
23 October 2019

Don’t Risk It – Get Your Pet Microchipped for Free!

The City of Kalamunda is offering two, free microchipping and registration (fees apply) sessions in November for sterilised cats and dogs living in the City. The first session on Saturday 16 November will be at Hartfield Park Recreation Centre with a second session at the City of Kalamunda Administration building on Saturday 23 November. Both sessions will run from 9am to 1pm.
burning 4
23 October 2019

Bushfire Preparedness Starts with You

As we head into bushfire season, the City of Kalamunda has issued a timely prompt – take five minutes to create your bushfire plan. City officers along with the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have been carrying out a hazard reduction program since Autumn, including mitigation burns, fuel load reductions, fire inspections and maintenance of fire breaks.
One of the Filmmaking workshops which took place in Stirk Park located in Kalamunda.
21 October 2019

Youth Workshops Kickstart Film Careers

As part of the Drug Aware Torchlight Youth Film Festival, the City of Kalamunda’s Youth Services team hosted two free ‘Introduction to Filmmaking’ workshops during the October school holidays.
Group of people sitting in a circle and putting their hands in the middle
15 October 2019

September Local Hero Awards

Two residents have been acknowledged for their tireless dedication to their community and in environment in the September round of the City of Kalamunda’s Local Hero Awards.
Yellow tennis ball on line of tennis court
15 October 2019

City Wins WA Tennis Award

The City of Kalamunda took out the Local Government category at the 2019 WA Tennis Industry Awards for its ongoing backing of the sport on Friday 11 October.
Fires full on
17 September 2019

Bushfire Preparedness

The City of Kalamunda is uniquely placed in the Darling Ranges, with the region being renowned for its beautiful Jarrah and Marri forests, walking trails and native flora and fauna. The natural beauty of the region however, significantly increases the area’s risk to bushfire.
Spring Flowers in Perth Hills
4 September 2019

City of Kalamunda Students keen to Adopt-a-Patch

The City of Kalamunda has continued to prove its environmental credentials with its newest program engaging some of the City’s youngest and most passionate residents.
Dan Nelson receiving the IPWEA Australasia award
2 September 2019

International Award for City of Kalamunda's Engineering Excellence

The City of Kalamunda’s Hartfield Park Sporting Reserve Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) scheme has continued its dream award run taking out winning position at the National level for Excellence in Water Project at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) 2019 Awards for Excellence in Hobart this week.
Close up of the playground at Alan Anderson Park located in Walliston
30 August 2019

Alan Anderson Park Is Now Open

The City of Kalamunda’s Alan Anderson Park, located on Lawnbrook Road East in Walliston, has officially reopened after extensive rehabilitation.
Aerial view of a green lawn mower cutting grass
28 August 2019

City seeking feedback on verge maintenance

The City of Kalamunda is seeking community feedback on its annual verge maintenance service.
Public Participation
21 August 2019

Mock Council Meeting For Would Be Councillors

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging anyone with an interest in Council business to come along and see what it is like to be a Councillor.
© City of Kalamunda 2019