Media Releases

Planning Development
15 December 2020

City’s Latest Building Stats Back Up Boom

The City of Kalamunda received a record number of both planning and building permit applications across the second half of 2020.
Mosquito sitting on a green stem of a plant
15 December 2020

City Backs Microbats to Keep Mozzies Away

A City of Kalamunda partnership with a local men’s shed and education support centre is delivering amazing learning and environmental outcomes for the community.
15 December 2020

Keep your cool this summer with a compliant swimming pool

Summer time is here and as it heats up the City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to stay cool by ensuring their swimming pool or spa is safety compliant.
From left Peter Hanson, Mayor Margaret Thomas and Saxon Marrell cutting the 2020 Thank a Volunteer Day cake
8 December 2020

City Celebrates Local Heroes and Volunteers at Annual Thank You Event

More than 100 local heroes and volunteers attended the City of Kalamunda’s 2020 Thank A Volunteer Day celebration at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on International Volunteer Day (5 December).
Walliston Map Layout
7 December 2020

City’s Waste Facility Upgrades On Track

The City of Kalamunda will improve the Walliston Transfer Station over the next three years to better manage the City’s waste and comply with the site’s recent 20-year license renewal conditions.
Graphic promoting the KalaCash Keeping it Local campaign using Eftpos type cards
30 November 2020

Local Businesses get ready to accept ‘Kala Cash’

More than 60 local businesses have registered to accept ‘Kala Cash’ gift cards, an EFTPOS based gift card program, launched this week in the City of Kalamunda. Businesses throughout the City have jumped on board this buy local initiative funded and established through a partnership developed between Community Bank Forrestfield and High Wycombe Bendigo Bank and the City of Kalamunda, in response to effects of COVID 19 on local business.
An open book with Christmas present, pine cones, candy cane and a glass of milk
19 November 2020

City launches 2020 Festive Events Program

This week the City of Kalamunda launched its Christmas Festival Events Program featuring a number of marquee events including concerts, markets, arts and crafts, film nights and story telling.
Stirk Park - View of lake from under trees facing playground area
13 November 2020

City Wins Consultation Award For Stirk Park Upgrade

The City of Kalamunda has been recognised for giving local youth a voice in planning the Stirk Park Playground Upgrade at the 10th annual Local Government Policy Awards.
View from Zig Zag area in Gooseberry Hill - Perth City visible in distance
10 November 2020

Update: Temporary measures for Zig Zag Scenic Drive

Council has resolved to extend the closure of the Zig Zag Scenic Drive to vehicles as a temporary measure.
4 senior people with their arms out with blue sky behind them
5 November 2020

City Wants To Connect Seniors Through Song

The City of Kalamunda, Music Focus WA and Kalamunda Rotary have teamed up to launch a five-week Senior’s Choir as part of this year’s Senior’s Week celebrations.
A member of the DFES team in front of their vehicle on a bush track
4 November 2020

Residents Urged To Prepare For Looming Bushfire Season

City of Kalamunda residents are being warned against complacency as we head into bushfire season.
A tabby kitten laying down on a fluffly white blanket
2 November 2020

Cat Owners Reminded to Keep ‘Purry’ Friends Happy At Home

City of Kalamunda cat owners are being reminded of the obligations and benefits of being a responsible cat owner and keep their ‘purry’ friends contained at home.
The four Whoosh Performers
27 October 2020

Whoosh! World acclaimed Sensorium Theatre returns home to Kalamunda

Whoosh! an immersive work that puts children living with a disability at the centre of the action using all their senses to journey through space and back to Earth has travelled a full circle and returned home to the City of Kalamunda.
Local Schools Prepare For Bush Fire Season in 2020 Workshop
27 October 2020

Workshop Helps Local Schools Prepare For Bush Fire Season

The City of Kalamunda has worked with local schools to help develop and refine their bush fire preparedness plans as the weather heats up.
Forrestfield Men's Shed - Lloyal, Brian and Dave working in the shed
27 October 2020

Community Invited To Kalamunda Men's Shed Open Day

The Kalamunda Men’s Shed is holding an open day on Saturday, 14 November from 10am to 4pm. All members of the community are invited to check out the Men’s Shed in Lesmurdie with members giving live demonstrations and guided tours for small groups throughout the day. Children can get involved by taking part in some hands-on projects too.
View of a section of Perth Hills Trail Loop - Stage 1 trail - shows the dirt track going between trees and grass trees
21 October 2020

Hikers and Riders Ready to Tackle Kalamunda to Pickering Brook Trail

Construction of the Perth Hills Loop Trail, Stage 1, linking Kalamunda and Pickering Brook is now complete.
Graphic promoting the KalaCash Keeping it Local campaign
14 October 2020

Calling all local butchers, bakers and business makers

The City of Kalamunda and Community Bank Forrestfield & High Wycombe Bendigo Bank are looking for local businesses to engage with the soon-to-be-introduced “Love Kala Cash” Gift Card Program.
Kalamunda Open Studios 2020 artists
7 October 2020

Perth Hills Artists Open Studios Weekend

Perth Hills artists are once again throwing open their doors for the popular spring Artrooms Kalamunda Open Studios weekend. The much-loved, City of Kalamunda-supported event returns this Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 October from 10am to 5pm at various locations and is a program feature of this year’s Perth Hills Spring Festival.
Promotion signage for Garage Sale Trail
7 October 2020

Garage Sale Trail back in the City of Kalamunda

The Garage Sale Trail and the City of Kalamunda have announced a series of Trail Tutorials and free online masterclasses, hosted by some seriously stylish Australians.
Several grass trees burning
6 October 2020

Preparation for Bushfire Season in Full Swing

Preparations for the upcoming bushfire season have been underway in the City of Kalamunda since early this year. City officers along with the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have been carrying out an extensive hazard reduction program since Autumn, including mitigation burns, fuel load reductions, fire inspections and maintenance of fire breaks.
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