Media Releases

Food scraps in a dustbin
23 November 2022

City to push ahead with Waste Management Initiatives

The City of Kalamunda will push ahead with plans to implement for residents a Food Organic and Garden Organic (FOGO) kerbside collection and processing in 2024.
Concept design for Stirk Park Upgrade
22 November 2022

Stirk Park Redevelopment Contract Awarded

The City of Kalamunda has selected Advanteering Civil Engineers to construct a new playground and skate park at Stirk Park, Kalamunda.
Shot from far end of the 50m pool at Kalamunda Water Park showing the swim lanes
16 November 2022

New Attractions at Kalamunda Water Park for the Season

The City of Kalamunda has announced that the slides at Kalamunda Water Park will be closed for the 2022/2023 season, with structural maintenance works to be undertaken in preparation for the 2023/2024 season. The park will remain open, with new inflatable attractions on offer throughout the season.
City Team with PIA 2022 Awards
11 November 2022

City Wins Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

The City of Kalamunda was awarded the Stakeholder Engagement award at the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2022 Awards for Planning Excellence on Friday November.
Maclarty Way Turtle Path road crossing in WABN project located in High Wycombe
9 November 2022

City Wins Your Move Award for Shared Path Project

The City of Kalamunda won the WA Bicycle Network Category award at the Your Move Awards hosted by the Department of Transport last week.
Mayor Margaret Thomas (left) with Donovan Village President Fran West  (right) - winner of a 2022 Local Hero Award
25 October 2022

Fran West: Village Champion and Local Hero

Tireless. Giving. Dedicated. Donovan Village President Fran West is the latest winner of a City of Kalamunda Local Hero Award. As president of the village, Fran dedicates much of her time to her fellow residents, supporting a whole host of events at the village and hostel, offering a helping hand to anyone who needs it, and improving the lives of those around her.
YAK Logo - colour
25 October 2022

Young People’s Voices Expand Across the City

The City of Kalamunda’s youth leadership and advisory council, Youth Action Kalamunda (YAK), is growing with a second meeting location being introduced in Forrestfield.
24 September 2022

Award Winning Author takes us on a Trip Down Memory Lane

2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the first roads boards and municipalities, an important step in the creation of a comprehensive system of local government for Western Australia. The City of Kalamunda started its life as the Darling Range Road Board in 1897.
A small patch of Urban bushland in High Wycombe, with a diverse shrubby understory below a dense canopy of Gum trees and Banksias
23 September 2022

City Secures Crucial Grant for the War on Weeds

The City of Kalamunda has successfully obtained a Community Stewardship Grant from the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program for the removal of 13.6 Ha of Genista, a weed of national significance, from several roadside verges and nature reserves in the Kalamunda, Lesmurdie and Forrestfield areas.
Dieback in a local reserve
23 September 2022

Fight Against Dieback Gets a Welcome Boost

The City of Kalamunda has successfully obtained a $56,363 Community Stewardship Grant from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program for the dieback assessment of 204ha of local natural areas and treatment of 75ha of infected local natural areas.
Image of Asbestos fencing
14 September 2022

City reminds Community of Renovation Needs

Australia has long been a renovation nation, however the popularity of renovating has reached frenzied proportions with the billions of dollars saved during the pandemic now being spent on renovating homes. With one-in-three homes containing asbestos and more than one-in-three homeowners currently undertaking renovations (an increase of 37% according to RateCity.com.au); serious concerns have been raised that DI renovators and tradies might be risking their lives and the lives of their families if they fail to respect the potentially life-threatening risks posed if asbestos is not managed safely. It’s also important to remember that renovations may require a planning or building permit and to contact the City to check before commencing works.
12 September 2022

Vale Her Majesty the Queen

The City of Kalamunda extends its condolences with the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Mayor (right) at Second Chance Shop
9 September 2022

Spring’s Alive at Second Chance Reuse Shop

Since it’s opening in March, the Second Chance Reuse Shop has diverted 39 tonnes of goods from landfill, and welcomed hundreds of people through its gates.
Perth Hills Spring Festival Logo
10 August 2022

2022 Perth Hills Spring Festival Registrations Open

The City of Kalamunda is inviting local businesses and operators to register their event by Monday 5 September 2022 and be part of the 2022 Perth Hills Spring Festival, starting 8 October.
1st Walliston Scout Group - Maria Kelly receiving Local Hero award from Mayor Margaret Thomas (July 2022)
26 July 2022

Cub Scout Leader wins Local Hero Award

Talk to anyone at the 1st Walliston Scout Group and they will tell you that Maria Kelly is a dedicated role model for young people, deserving of recognition. Maria received that recognition last week as she was awarded a City of Kalamunda Local Heroes award for her outstanding contribution as a Cub Leader.
Artist impression of Forrestfield Library relocation
11 July 2022

Convenience the goal for new Forrestfield Library location

A bold, innovative digital hub is coming to Forrestfield, as the Forrestfield Library will move into Hawaiian's Forrestfield later this year.
7 July 2022

Maida Vale Reserve Upgrades hit major milestone

The City of Kalamunda has recently completed three upgrade projects at Maida Vale Reserve relating to new sports lighting, resurfacing of the entrance road from Ridgehill Road and installation of a new retaining wall, footpath and fencing along the eastern oval.
Michael Breen Local Hero in 2022
7 July 2022

Michael Breen: Taking up the leadership challenge

City of Kalamunda resident and Local Hero Award winner, Michael Breen has overcome his share of challenges, including Autism and the loss of sight in one eye, rising to be a valued leader of the 1st Walliston Scout Group.
Kaitlyn Sin at the YAK weekly meetings
7 July 2022

Local teen Kaitlyn Sin brings a fresh perspective to volunteering

Hula Hooping, piano playing, cooking, volunteering as a reading buddy and assisting seniors with technology are just a few ways recent City of Kalamunda Local Hero Award recipient, Kaitlyn Sin has given back to the community over many years.
2022 Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards - Master Builders Association
6 July 2022

City of Kalamunda awarded for service excellence

The City of Kalamunda has won the Local Government Best Practice Award at the 2022 Master Builders WA Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards.
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