News & Announcements

City of Kalamunda media releases and announcements listed below:

Several grass trees burning
6 October 2020

Preparation for Bushfire Season in Full Swing

Preparations for the upcoming bushfire season have been underway in the City of Kalamunda since early this year. City officers along with the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have been carrying out an extensive hazard reduction program since Autumn, including mitigation burns, fuel load reductions, fire inspections and maintenance of fire breaks.
Exhibition Revisited featuring artist Shabbi Phelps with guest  artist Damien Gavillet
6 October 2020

City Celebrates Its Amazing Local Artists

Award-winning local artist Sharon ‘Shabbi’ Phelps, will display her stunning paintings and ceramics at the Elements Revisited exhibition, being held at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda from October 24 to November 1.
Concept Design - Central Mall - Gardens
6 October 2020

City seeks feedback on draft concept for Central Mall streetscape enhancements

Central Mall is set to be upgraded as part of the proposed streetscape improvements under the Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan. At the Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 30 June 2020, Council adopted the 2020/2021 Budget, which included a $2.4 million commitment for upgrades in the Kalamunda Town Centre, which incorporates detail designs of a new streetscape for Central Mall.
Pedestrian Crossing walk way
5 October 2020

Residents’ Petition Prioritises Pedestrians Over Vehicles In Town Centre

The City of Kalamunda has received a petition signed by 233 local residents requesting the Kalamunda town centre’s road system be changed to give pedestrians priority over vehicles.
5 October 2020

New Campaign Reminder to Share the Space

The City of Kalamunda supports the new Share the Space campaign which has been launched by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) this week.
5 October 2020

City Announces $190,000 COVID-19 Innovation Grant Funding

The City of Kalamunda has awarded grants totalling $190,000 to 44 local groups and organisations as part of its COVID-19 Innovation grants program.
1 October 2020

City Excited By Containers for Change Launch

City of Kalamunda residents will be able to cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each at any authorised Container for Change refund point from 1 October.
Promotional image for Perth Hills Spring Festival held during October & November
30 September 2020

Perth Hills Spring Festival 2020 Returns Next Month

Shake off those pandemic blues and head for the Hills this Spring! The City of Kalamunda has teamed up with local businesses to create six jam-packed weekends of fun activities and events for the whole family.
A girl picking apples in an orchard
30 September 2020

Work & Play Opportunities

Many of our agricultural industries including our local orchards are facing a significant labour shortage due to COVID-19. Why not earn money and visit some of the most incredible locations in the state? Employment services can help you find work in the agricultural, tourism or hospitality sectors.
A basketball going into a hoop
29 September 2020

Local Legend Peter Hanson honoured for years of service to local basketball community

The City of Kalamunda have awarded the Senior Community Local Hero Award for July to Peter Hanson, outgoing and long-term President of Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association (KDBA).
Analogue Clock
22 September 2020

Opening Hours: Queen's Birthday

Monday 28 September 2020 - Some of our facilities have alternate operating hours.
Closed notice hanging on a glass window/door.
22 September 2020

Temporary Library Closures

All City of Kalamunda libraries will be closed 29 September – 2 October 2020
A dog and cat laying next to eachother on green vegetation
20 September 2020

City Promotes Importance of Being a Responsible Pet Owner

The City of Kalamunda dog and cat registration renewal reminders will be issued next month. Mayor Margaret Thomas said with this in mind it was timely to remind all pet owners to do their bit to ensure both their pets and people stay safe.
Several grass trees burning
17 September 2020

Resilient Perth Hills - How prepared are we?

The Perth Hills Preparedness Project aims to build resiliency and prepare local communities for emergency situations. Red Cross are asking our Community to take a short survey.
A Community Workshop taking place in the City of Kalamunda Administration Centre Function Room
11 September 2020

City calls for ‘thinkers’ to take part in the review of the Strategic Community Plan

The City of Kalamunda will be commencing the major review of its Strategic Community Plan and is inviting the community to take part in the process.
From the right of Hale Road towards the Woolworths Drive roundabout
7 September 2020

Celebrating a new, safer intersection, connecting the community

The City of Kalamunda is excited to be announcing the completion of works at the intersection of Hale Road and Woolworths Drive, Forrestfield. Mayor Margaret Thomas opened the intersection at an official ceremony earlier this morning, acknowledging the Whadjuk Noongar people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land.
A pile of various loose lego pieces
3 September 2020

The search is on for our local LEGO® kings and their kids

Are you up for the Challenge? The City of Kalamunda’s Lesmurdie Library is holding a fun ‘Big Brick Build Off LEGO® Challenge this Saturday and are calling for all Blokes - Dads, Grandads, Carer’s, Big Brothers, Uncles to bring their kids of all ages to test their LEGO® inventiveness.
2 September 2020

Become a citizen scientist and count your quendas

Act now before we lose one of our endemic species, the quenda. The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to join the 2020 Spring Quenda Count, an environmental study facilitated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).
2 September 2020

Local Heroes Recognised for Dedication to the Sporting Community and Environment

The City of Kalamunda have awarded the Local Hero Awards to three deserving community members in recognition for their contribution to local sporting communities and keeping the High Wycombe community litter free.
Students cleaning up on the Railway Heritage Trial
1 September 2020

Classroom heroes working on the Railway Heritage Trail

Excited students from the Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre (KSESC) have been participating in weekly environmental education and conservation activities along the Railway Heritage Trail. The interactive lessons included history sessions, rubbish and fire risk management, and flora and fauna identification.
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