Media Releases

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; 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.
1 July 2022

Brand new way to hire City places and spaces

There is a brand new way for community members to hire City of Kalamunda facilities, after the launch of a new partnership with booking company SpacetoCo.
Senior Local Hero, Eileen Stark
29 June 2022

Senior Local Hero Eileen Stark: Growing healthy spaces with local youth

City of Kalamunda resident, Eileen Stark was presented with a Senior Local Hero Award at a recent Adopt a Patch bush-care session held with students from High Wycombe Primary School.
Diana Fisher with Mayor (left) receiving her Local Hero Certificate (June 2022)
28 June 2022

Local Hero Diana Fisher: On the trail for healthy hearts

Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Crunch. Crunch. The rhythmic beating of hearts and crunching of leaves – these are the sounds of over 30 members of the Kalamunda Heart Foundation’s Walking Group setting off for their morning hike along the Railway Heritage Trail, Kalamunda.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
10 June 2022

Cooper Rullo standing out as the modern-day hero

Inclusive. Positive. Genuine. Nominated for aiming to be the best he can be and having a never give up attitude. These were the words used to describe Mazenod College student, Cooper Rullo who was awarded a City of Kalamunda Young Local Hero at his recent school assembly.
Young boy wearing sunglasses and a black cape stretching his right arm up towards the sun
10 June 2022

Local Hero Bruce Glover: Innovator, Educator and Conservation Volunteer

Bruce Glover, an active volunteer member of the Hugh Sanderson Reserve and Ray Owen Reserve Friends Groups for over 20 years was awarded one of the City of Kalamunda’s Senior Local Community Hero Awards at their recent National Volunteer Week Cultural Burning event.
City views from Zig Zag Scenic Drive from the road
9 June 2022

Mayor calls for more amenity in National parks

The City of Kalamunda is calling for improvements to local National parks, following a series of complaints from residents and visitors. Gooseberry Hill National Park in the northern area of the City of Kalamunda, has no amenities provided, no marked walking trails, a lack of signage, limited car parking and no toilet facilities.
Soccer ball on field with goal in background
8 June 2022

Local Goalkeeper to Represent Kalamunda on the National Stage

Head down to Maida Vale Reserve on any given weeknight and you’ll find a hive of footballing activity as the many teams of the Kalamunda United Football Club take to the training pitch.
Eucalyptus Trees
7 June 2022

Illegal tree Clearing in the Spotlight

The City is calling on residents to ensure they understand the value of trees on their property, and what is required if they wish to apply to have a tree removed – Along with calling on locals to report illegal activity on public and private land.
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