Media Releases

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local Volunteers enjoying BBQ after planting on National Tree Planting Day 2021
14 July 2021

Local Volunteers Help Make National Tree Planting Day A Great Success

The City of Kalamunda’s Environment Team braved the rain and cold weather for the 25th Planet Ark National Tree Planting Day at Jorgensen Park.
A baby watching on whilst planting during the Commemorative Planting Day 2021
14 July 2021

Watch them grow - Baby trees to celebrate new babies!

Determined families rugged up and braved the rain on Friday to celebrate the birth of their child/ren at the annual Commemorative Tree Plantings across three parks in the City of Kalamunda.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
29 June 2021

Committed to Care – Local Hero, Emily Howells

“Not all Superheroes Wear Capes” is phrase often associated with our health care workers and is very fitting for our latest City of Kalamunda Community Local Hero Award winner, Emily Howells.
Mayor and Norma Walsh at the Kalamunda Heritage Trail Flora Board
21 June 2021

Capturing another awesome view

A new interactive, interpretive flora sign was unveiled on the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail this week by City of Kalamunda resident and retired teacher, Mrs Norma Walsh.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
21 June 2021

Local Hero, Simon Bell knows all about “Act, Belong, Commit.”

Nominated in recognition of his long serving and active membership of the Bush Fire Brigade, City of Kalamunda resident and Senior Community Local Hero, Simon Bell is a lifetime member of the Bush Fire Brigade having volunteered for over 17 years and assisted with over 550 fires.
Finbin Waste Bin located at Lesmurdie Falls upper carpark
9 June 2021

City Trials Smart Bin

The City of Kalamunda is trialling a revolutionary smart bin at Lesmurdie Falls.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
1 June 2021

Conservation Mentor: Local Hero Ken Patterson

Long-standing member of the Piesse Brook Friends Group and mentor to new (and old) Volunteers, Ken Patterson was awarded one of the City of Kalamunda’s Senior Community Local Hero Award recently.
A recycling hub located at various locations in the City of Kalamunda
1 June 2021

New Recycling Stations Boost City’s War on Waste

The City of Kalamunda has made recycling easier for residents with the installation of four recycle stations at Kalamunda Central, Kalamunda Library, High Wycombe Library and High Wycombe Village Shopping Centre.
Lucia Pownall the 2021 Golden Feather Finder in Scribblers Festival
1 June 2021

2021 Scribblers Festival Golden Feather Found at Lesmurdie Library

Avid reader Lucia Pownall has won a VIP Scribblers Festival Experience, iPad and signed book pack following a trip to Lesmurdie Library earlier this month!
4 wooden pawn figurines
31 May 2021

City Launches Kalamunda Advancing: Strategic Community Plan 2021-2031

The City of Kalamunda has officially launched its new Strategic Community Plan, a guiding document for the City and community over the next 10 years.
Plan of Maida Vale Road and Roe Highway off ramp road upgrades
31 May 2021

Maida Vale Road Roundabout Works To Start

The City if Kalamunda has started prepping for a new roundabout at the Maida Vale Road-Roe Highway off ramp.
31 May 2021

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.
Hakea Undulata Leaves
31 May 2021

City to Plant More Trees Thanks To Funding Win

The City of Kalamunda’s Clean and Green credentials have been bolstered with the recent announcement of $70,000 in funding from the Water Corporation’s 2021/2022 Local Government Urban Canopy Grant Program.
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