Media Releases

Extract from the lower part of the painting titled “The Hand of our Ancestors” by Aurora Abraham 2019
10 February 2023

Be a part of developing our City’s RAP

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging community members to help develop its 2023 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
1 February 2023 - Stirk Park - turning of the sod
1 February 2023

Stirk Park upgrade gets underway

The City of Kalamunda marked the commencement of the highly anticipated Stirk Park upgrade with a turning of the sod ceremony in the park on 1 February 2023.
Shot from far end of the 50m pool at Kalamunda Water Park showing the swim lanes
19 January 2023

Family fun on Australia Day at Kalamunda Water Park

Australia Day is set to go off with a splash at the City of Kalamunda’s Australia Day Pool Party on Thursday, 26 January 2023. Two-for-one entry will run between 9am and 6pm with a whole raft of activities and attractions like inflatable slides and obstacle courses, free BBQ hire, great entertainment, and fun for the kids, the event is the perfect opportunity to kick back and keep cool on Australia Day.
High Wycombe Train Station
16 January 2023

Sharing the Love for City’s Newest Shared Path

The Berkshire-Dundas shared path and High Wycombe train station will come to life on Wednesday 18 January 2023 as part of an initiative to activate the area.
Local Hero of the Year Awards 2022 - Michael Breen, Hazel Baxter, Mayor Margaret Thomas and Diana Fisher
23 December 2022

Local Heroes Awarded for 2022

The City of Kalamunda has announced the Local Hero of the Year Award Winners for 2022.
23 December 2022

Young People making a difference for our reserves

Recently, students from Carmel Adventist College Secondary, in collaboration with the City of Kalamunda, took part in a busy bee at the newly revegetated Kalamatta Way Reserve in Gooseberry Hill.
A fire crew member directing the water gun from the fire truck
6 December 2022

Important reminder not to rely on scheme water during a bushfire

Water Corporation are reminding community to consider their water supply in preparation for bushfire season.
Food scraps in a dustbin
23 November 2022

City to push ahead with Waste Management Initiatives

The City of Kalamunda will push ahead with plans to implement for residents a Food Organic and Garden Organic (FOGO) kerbside collection and processing in 2024.
Concept design for Stirk Park Upgrade
22 November 2022

Stirk Park Redevelopment Contract Awarded

The City of Kalamunda has selected Advanteering Civil Engineers to construct a new playground and skate park at Stirk Park, Kalamunda.
Shot from far end of the 50m pool at Kalamunda Water Park showing the swim lanes
16 November 2022

New Attractions at Kalamunda Water Park for the Season

The City of Kalamunda has announced that the slides at Kalamunda Water Park will be closed for the 2022/2023 season, with structural maintenance works to be undertaken in preparation for the 2023/2024 season. The park will remain open, with new inflatable attractions on offer throughout the season.
City Team with PIA 2022 Awards
11 November 2022

City Wins Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

The City of Kalamunda was awarded the Stakeholder Engagement award at the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2022 Awards for Planning Excellence on Friday November.
Maclarty Way Turtle Path road crossing in WABN project located in High Wycombe
9 November 2022

City Wins Your Move Award for Shared Path Project

The City of Kalamunda won the WA Bicycle Network Category award at the Your Move Awards hosted by the Department of Transport last week.
Mayor Margaret Thomas (left) with Donovan Village President Fran West  (right) - winner of a 2022 Local Hero Award
25 October 2022

Fran West: Village Champion and Local Hero

Tireless. Giving. Dedicated. Donovan Village President Fran West is the latest winner of a City of Kalamunda Local Hero Award. As president of the village, Fran dedicates much of her time to her fellow residents, supporting a whole host of events at the village and hostel, offering a helping hand to anyone who needs it, and improving the lives of those around her.
YAK Logo - colour
25 October 2022

Young People’s Voices Expand Across the City

The City of Kalamunda’s youth leadership and advisory council, Youth Action Kalamunda (YAK), is growing with a second meeting location being introduced in Forrestfield.
24 September 2022

Award Winning Author takes us on a Trip Down Memory Lane

2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the first roads boards and municipalities, an important step in the creation of a comprehensive system of local government for Western Australia. The City of Kalamunda started its life as the Darling Range Road Board in 1897.
A small patch of Urban bushland in High Wycombe, with a diverse shrubby understory below a dense canopy of Gum trees and Banksias
23 September 2022

City Secures Crucial Grant for the War on Weeds

The City of Kalamunda has successfully obtained a Community Stewardship Grant from the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program for the removal of 13.6 Ha of Genista, a weed of national significance, from several roadside verges and nature reserves in the Kalamunda, Lesmurdie and Forrestfield areas.
Dieback in a local reserve
23 September 2022

Fight Against Dieback Gets a Welcome Boost

The City of Kalamunda has successfully obtained a $56,363 Community Stewardship Grant from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program for the dieback assessment of 204ha of local natural areas and treatment of 75ha of infected local natural areas.
Image of Asbestos fencing
14 September 2022

City reminds Community of Renovation Needs

Australia has long been a renovation nation, however the popularity of renovating has reached frenzied proportions with the billions of dollars saved during the pandemic now being spent on renovating homes. With one-in-three homes containing asbestos and more than one-in-three homeowners currently undertaking renovations (an increase of 37% according to; serious concerns have been raised that DI renovators and tradies might be risking their lives and the lives of their families if they fail to respect the potentially life-threatening risks posed if asbestos is not managed safely. It’s also important to remember that renovations may require a planning or building permit and to contact the City to check before commencing works.
12 September 2022

Vale Her Majesty the Queen

The City of Kalamunda extends its condolences with the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Mayor (right) at Second Chance Shop
9 September 2022

Spring’s Alive at Second Chance Reuse Shop

Since it’s opening in March, the Second Chance Reuse Shop has diverted 39 tonnes of goods from landfill, and welcomed hundreds of people through its gates.
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