Media Releases

Mature Jacaranda installation at Elmore Way Reserve in High Wycombe in February 2021
25 February 2021

City’s Park Improvements Boost Local Amenity

Upgrades at three of the City of Kalamunda’s reserves are moving ahead with residents and visitors set to benefit greatly from the amenity improvements.
SEED - Young Entrepreneurs Program Co-Creators - Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiian's Forrestfield, City of Kalamunda
25 February 2021

Innovative Program Nurtures Young Entrepreneurs

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, has opened registrations for the 2021 SEED Young Entrepreneurs Program to help local youth learn and grow business skills.
Stage image of Ice Land works scheduled for KPAC in March 2021.
23 February 2021

KPAC 2021 Season Set To Challenge and Inspire Audiences

The March to June Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) program features a number of unique shows and performances that will challenge and inspire local and Perth audiences.
Cup of coffee on a wooden table
23 February 2021

Coffee Lounge Volunteers Wanted – Can You Help?

The Woodlupine Family and Community Centre in Forrestfield is looking for welcoming and friendly volunteers to help run the Seniors Coffee Lounge.
A grid of images representing the biodiversity in our City
17 February 2021

BiodiverCity – delivering environmental sustainability

The City of Kalamunda has released its Draft Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 for public comment. This draft Strategy is intended to replace the existing Local Biodiversity Strategy 2008 recognising that key elements of the strategy have significantly changed since it was originally developed.
The Wagyl with owner/operator Walter McGuire at the Kalamunda Community Care building located in Kalamunda
17 February 2021

Wagyl Gets Set to Light Up Stirk Park

The City of Kalamunda in conjunction with Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences is bringing the Wagyl to Stirk Park for an evening of family friendly fun on Friday 26 February.
A close up of a water droplet on a green leafed surface
17 February 2021

Kicking goals conserving our valuable water resources

The City of Kalamunda has released its Draft Non-Potable Water Action Plan for public comment This plan provides proactive solutions to address the City’s need to irrigate parks, reserves, and other public spaces for the benefit of the whole community.
View of the exterior of Kalamunda Community Centre in February 2021
12 February 2021

Flagship Kalamunda Community Centre Officially Opens

The City of Kalamunda’s new $6.6 million community centre at Jorgensen Park reached another milestone with its official opening by Premier of Western Australia Hon Mark McGowan, Federal Member for Hasluck Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP and Mayor Margaret Thomas JP last night.
5 February 2021

City’s Facilities Set To Re-Open Following Five-Day Lockdown

The City of Kalamunda’s facilities, including libraries, halls and recreation centres, will re-open from Saturday, 6 February 2021, with interim restrictions in place to protect community and staff.
31 January 2021

COVID-19 Important Community Update

The City of Kalamunda will close all facilities effective from 6pm on Sunday, 31 January 2021 until further notice.
Pile of four open library books
13 January 2021

City Libraries to Trial Extended Opening Hours From 18 January

The City of Kalamunda libraries are trialling extended opening hours for each location at least one evening a week from Monday, 18 January.
12 January 2021

Walliston Transfer Station Closed When Total Fire Ban Declared

With the extended hot weather and strong easterly winds of last week delivering multiple days of Total Fire Bans, the City of Kalamunda reminds residents the Walliston Transfer Station is closed when a Total Fire Ban is declared.
Girls at end of slide with arms up
11 January 2021

Family-friendly Australia Day Celebrations at Kalamunda Water Park

Residents, friends, family and visitors are invited to the City’s Australia Day Pool Party at Kalamunda Water Park with two-for-one entry from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, 26 January.
Councillor Gavel
4 January 2021

Notice of Meeting - Annual General Meeting of Electors

*** This event has been cancelled in line with WA Government COVID-19 5-day lockdown. Rescheduled date TBC ***
Artists Impression of Kalamunda Community Centre from the  South West side
22 December 2020

City Seeking EOI for Significant Public Art

The City of Kalamunda is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from the art community for a public art commission opportunity at the Kalamunda Community Centre.
Mayor Margaret Thomas cutting the ribbon for Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail in December 2020
15 December 2020

A ribbon cutting moment!

The Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail – Perth Hills Trail Loop Stage 1 was officially opened today, 15 December 2020. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this momentous ride and to our awesome Western Trails Alliance Ltd (WTA) volunteers who spent over 1000 hours creating a safe recreational space for our community to enjoy. The Kalamunda to Pickering Brook Trail took a substantial amount of hard work by so many people, thank you!
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).
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