Media Releases

8 April 2021

Local ANZAC Day 2021 Events

*** Due to 3-day lockdown for Perth Metro and Peel regions in relation to COVID-19 announced by WA Government ANZAC dawn services have been cancelled - For those who wish to participate in the driveway service, listen to services live via radio *** Residents and visitors are encouraged to commemorate ANZAC Day 2021, with local events in Kalamunda and Pickering Brook to remember and reflect on the sacrifices of our past and current service personnel.
Flowering Dwarf banksia plant
7 April 2021

2021 Commemorative Planting Day Registrations Open

The City of Kalamunda has opened registrations for its 2021 Commemorative Planting Day to recognise the community’s newest residents.
Hand garden shovel with gloves, hat and garden soil
7 April 2021

City To Host Environmental Showcase

The City of Kalamunda is hosting a FREE Environmental Showcase for the community on Sunday, 11 April 2021 with local botanists, ecologists and flora and fauna experts on hand to share their incredible skills and knowledge.
Aerial view from the rear of the Kalamunda Community Care building located at Jorgensen Park in Kalamunda
1 April 2021

Kalamunda Community Centre Temporary Car Park Closure

The Kalamunda Community Centre’s temporary car park at Jorgensen Park will close from Thursday 8 April to Monday 12 April 2021 so that a concrete cross over can be installed.
Plants for Residents annual program displaying trays of native seedlings laid out on tables with identification labels
30 March 2021

Save the Date - Plants for Residents Is Back!

The City of Kalamunda will give away more than 13,000 native plants on Saturday 29 May 2021 as part of its hugely popular Plants for Residents program.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
22 March 2021

Shining a light on the first of our 2021 Local Hero Award Winners

The City of Kalamunda has great pleasure in announcing the first three Community Local Hero Award Winners for the year, Sara Colombini, Stephanie Bream and Margaret Fowler.
A road verge with vegetation in the City
15 March 2021

Street Tree Pruning Works in Autumn

The City of Kalamunda’s annual powerline pruning of street trees and vegetation will be undertaken from March to May 2021.
Blue yarn tree located in High Wycombe
5 March 2021

High Wycombe Blue Tree Project Inspires Difficult Conversations

A new community art installation near the Edney Primary School and adjacent to the Meerilinga Family Centre and High Wycombe Child and Adolescent Health Centre is helping raise awareness around new parents’ mental wellbeing.
Bibbulmun Track - Northern Terminus Heritage Information Stands
3 March 2021

Walk, explore, discover on the Bibbulmun Track!

The latest edition of the popular Bibbulmun Track Foundation Calendar of Events is now available and includes a huge range of professionally guided walks on the world-renowned Bibbulmun Track.
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.
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