Media Releases

Partial view of the Meloway Reserve Playground in Maida Vale
15 September 2021

Improved Maida Vale Playground a Hit with Locals

Local families are having loads of outdoor fun thanks to the City’s latest playground upgrades at Meloway Drive Reserve, Maida Vale.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
15 September 2021

Local Heroes raise $7,800 for Breast Cancer Research

City of Kalamunda resident Tara Thill has been awarded a Local Community Hero Award for helping to raise $7,800 for Breast Cancer Research, with support from the Forrestfield United Football Club.
10 September 2021

City Award Win for Building Community Resilience

The City of Kalamunda scooped the 2021 Innovative Partnerships – Metro Award at last night’s Local Government Professionals Community Development Conference.
Orange road work cones adjacent to construction trucks on the road
27 August 2021

Main Roads WA: Improved Tonkin Highway-Hale Road designs unveiled following community feedback

Updated designs of the Tonkin Highway and Hale Road interchange have been unveiled today in direct response to local community feedback.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
27 August 2021

Local Heroes and Dynamic Duo: Fran Dean and Cathy Audino

Dynamic Duo, Fran Dean and Cathy Audino were recently awarded a City of Kalamunda Community Local Hero Award for their involvement running the Darling Range Seniors Hub.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
27 August 2021

Local Hero Builds Community at Walliston Primary School

Nominated for being a highly valued and active volunteer at Walliston Primary School, Jason Turner is the latest winner of a City of Kalamunda Community Local Hero Award. Jason was presented with his award by Mayor Margaret Thomas JP at a recent school assembly.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
26 August 2021

Making a Home Run: Local Hero, Sandra (Skip) Devine

The City of Kalamunda recently presented Sandra (Skip) Devine a Local Community Hero Award. Skip, a committee member of the Kalamunda Rangers for over six years, is known for being one of the first to put her hand up to ensure events run smoothly. Every year she takes on several roles, as well as coaching at least two teams each season.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
26 August 2021

Local Hero, Maureen Parkinson, using her ‘Powers’ for good

Retired Psychologist Maureen Parkinson is the latest of our Local Heroes to be presented a Seniors Community Local Heroes Award. The monthly Awards are proudly presented by the City of Kalamunda and supported by Echo News.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
25 August 2021

‘Joy’ the simple act of caring

Approximately 20 years ago, Joy Barratt became involved in a social club providing meals and social events for the disabled. Today, the City awarded Joy with a City of Kalamunda Senior Community Local Hero Award for her continued support of the disabled, and her coordination and commitment to 'Showing a Hills Christmas' creating Christmas hampers and gifts for those in need.
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.
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