New Community Re-Use Shop for Walliston

06 December 2021 9:00 AM

The City of Kalamunda is partnering with Workpower to create a community reuse shop at Walliston Transfer Station, which will officially open in early 2022.

The new shop will complete a significant upgrade of the site, which is now also home to a new gatehouse, easier one way entry and general improvements to the popular transfer station.

The shop will allow the public to purchase items that have been discarded by others and would have gone to landfill. As they say – “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”. Proceeds will support the efforts of Workpower in helping our community.

“The City is would like to hear your ideas for what we should name the new Community Re-Use Shop at the Walliston Transfer Station. Yes, this is your chance to tell us what you like.  It is important you have your say on what’s happening in, and around, your City.”

Mayor Margaret Thomas JP said the community re-use shop feeds into what the community are saying is important to them; taking active steps to conserve our local environment.

“I just love that community and the environment together are at the very heart of this idea, the new shop will be a fantastic space for our community to enjoy, to revive pre-loved items, and to help many items from needlessly ending up in landfill. I am excited to move into this phase where the public can vote on the new name," Mayor Thomas said.

“Now it’s over to the community to name it!”

The shop will be proudly managed by Workpower, which is one of WA’s longest-serving social enterprises, providing employment opportunities for people with disability.  It also operates the award-winning Balcatta Recycling Shop, Tamala Park Reuse Shop in Mindarie and the City of Canning’s pop-up reuse markets.

Workpower CEO Lee Broomhall echoed the Mayor’s sentiments and also emphasised that the new reuse shop is a terrific opportunity to support people with a disability.

“At Workpower we provide employment and community support to more than 700 people with disability every year,” Ms Broomhall said. “When you buy an item from the reuse shop, it’s a win-win – you get a bargain, and you help to support many Western Australians with disability.” 

Have Your Say!

Find more information about this project and suggest a name via https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/name-it.
Alternative to the online survey, 1hard copies of the survey are available at the City of Kalamunda’s Administration and Libraries. Written submissions can be provided via:

In Person: City of Kalamunda, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926

Comments close at 5pm on 20 December 2021.

For any further information, please contact the City of Kalamunda via telephone on (08) 9257 9999 during office hours.

1 Print and interactive document versions are available for download from the City's Engagement Portal

© City of Kalamunda 2022