The City of Kalamunda’s Asset and Engineering Services are responsible for the following infrastructure:
Safety is important to the City and all our facilities including the ones for hire are inspected regularly. All electric, gas and water points are inspected and meet Australian compliance. Regular scheduled inspections are conducted to ensure we are able to provide working, safe and compliant facilities.
If vandalism or if you note any broken or missing fixtures or appliances, these should be reported to ensure the team can be aware and address the issue accordingly.
The City of Kalamunda maintains approximately 790.66 hectares of public open space for the enjoyment of residents, sporting clubs and community organisations. Many of our Parks are natural areas that have been set aside for conservation of our local flora
The natural parks within the City is one of the reasons the City of Kalamunda's parks are so popular. The City of Kalamunda residents and visitors are able to enjoy bushland, playgrounds or sporting events all year round.
Many of the City’s parks are developed. This means that they have:
Many of our reserves are managed by Environmental Services and the dedicated Friends Groups. Friends Groups are volunteers and provide their time to help maintain and re-vegetate their reserves with native flora and fauna.
Find out more about Friends Groups here.
The City has many sporting reserves offering all year round use, with various clubs using the City’s Ovals and their facilities.
Sports turf surfaces are required to be maintained to appropriate standards such as SAA HB49.2 as recommended by the Sporting Facilities Manual. To achieve this, the City takes a technical data approach using soil and leaf tissue testing to ensure the
correct fertiliser and water is applied.
The City also measures the amount of soil moisture, evaporation and transpiration of turf grass to monitor our watering, as well as measuring thatch and organic fines to guide our renovation programs. By reducing the thatch, water and fertiliser is then
able to efficiently filter through to the soil profile to be taken up by the turf grass roots.
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The City is required to comply with the Bushfire Act as it is either a landowner - or has care and control of State-owned land. Land ownings that are not Parks or Reserves (ie blocks of land with either buildings on them or vacant) need to comply with
the Fire Notices issued to other property owners.
Regarding Parks, Reserves and Verges which are lands under City care and control, the City is not issued a Fire Notice but is required to comply with the Bushfire Act. Where feasible, the intent and specifications set out in the Fire Notices for others
The City maintains some 300ha of Cat 4 Reserves of which 50ha is under active fire management by the City. Fire management works include slashing weeds, establishment of 75km of fire breaks and the application of herbicide to manage fuel loads. In addition,
the City conducts hazard burns to approximately 30 hectares of land each year, including the mechanical removal of DFM.
Some Reserves have topography and issues such as Declared Rare Flora or Threatened Ecological Communities which prevent wholesale removal of vegetation or cutting fire breaks. In these instances, variations to the requirements of Fire Notices are permitted
The City also assesses each roadside verge in terms of net area and fuel load to determine if a bushfire hazard exists. Reduction in fuel loads is taken where necessary either by slashing, herbicide, or both.
These works are undertaken on a programmed basis and occur in October and November. This timeframe considers weather conditions and seasonal growth to avoid the need for return site visits and regrowth before the peak of the fire season.
Each year the City spends approximately $950,000 on providing minor maintenance to the City’s road network. Most minor maintenance works are provided on a programmed basis, including:
In addition to these services, the City also undertakes works on an emergency basis, including removal of spilt oil and removal of fallen trees.
Kerbing is installed as a part of the City’s drainage network. Road kerbs both direct water into the drainage system and provide a channel for controlling larger storm events. Due to the importance of road kerbing, in preventing property flooding, a standard kerb is used throughout the City.
It is important in maintaining the drainage network that residents do not remove or tamper with the kerb. This includes placing bitumen or concrete between the kerb and the road.
The section of your driveway between the edge of the road and the boundary of a property is called a crossover. A person constructing a crossover may seek a contribution from the City towards the cost.
For further details and specifications download the crossover specifications and a contribution application form.
The City owns a small number of decorative street lights. The City is responsible for the payment of electricity and the installation of street lights. If a street light is faulty contact either the City or Western Power to help to identify it and
Western Power is responsible for the maintenance of street lights. To report faulty street lights please call Western Power’s free call number, 1800 688 008. Alternately you can email Western Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note street lights are not installed for the purpose of private property security.
The City of Kalamunda is responsible for the maintenance of the following sign types. If you see missing or damaged signs as listed below, please report the sign type and location to the
Report to the City via:Online: Report an Issue / Fix ItEmail: email@example.comPhone: (08) 9257 9999
All other signage is the responsibility of Main Roads WA. If you see missing or damaged signs listed below, please report the sign types and location to Main Roads WA.
Report to Main Roads WA.Website: https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/Pages/complaintsFeedback.aspxEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Phone: 138 138
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Below are some currently scheduled works happening in the City of Kalamunda. Works and time-frames may vary slightly due to weather conditions and contractor availability.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.