Media Releases

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.
Promo image for Phil Walleystack performing at the KPAC location in September 2020
31 August 2020

Acclaimed Artist Phil Walleystack Headlines KPAC Performance

Renowned Australian singer-songwriter Phil Walleystack will join the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s string section for one-night at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 12 September.
An example of the Southern River vegetation complex showing tall trees over dense shrub land along a creekline
31 August 2020

Successful feral pest control safeguards our wildlife

The City of Kalamunda has successfully conducted feral fox and rabbit control in local parks and reserves in its commitment to remove invasive and destructive species.
Promoting the Perth Hills Preparedness Project, from left Claire Silverira (Red Cross), City of Kalamunda Mayor Margaret Thomas, Shire of Mundaring President John Daw and City of Swan Deputy mayor David Lucas
31 August 2020

Perth Hills prepares for emergencies

The Perth Hills Preparedness Project aims to build resiliency and prepare local communities for emergency situations. The City of Kalamunda is proud to be collaborating in this Red Cross initiative, in partnership with the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan. The Project will deliver a variety of resiliency building programs over the next two years, providing lots of opportunities for community members to engage and become involved.
Artist impression of the Kalamunda Community Centre from the South West View
28 August 2020

Vote Now To Name the City’s New Community Centre

The City of Kalamunda is one-step closer to naming its new community centre at Jorgensen Park after releasing a shortlist of six names for public voting.
Spring Flowers in Perth Hills
27 August 2020

Building community. Building progress.

The City of Kalamunda continues to work hard behind the scenes to plan for and create quality spaces promoting positive lifestyle opportunities and connected communities.
Raymond Cecil Owen honoured as the 2020 WA Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductee
11 August 2020

RASWA Honours Perth Hills Agricultural Giant as Hall of Fame Inductee

The late politician and agricultural scientist, Ray Owen, has been honoured by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) as the 2020 WA Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee.
A group of people involved in a dicussion
7 August 2020

City Invites Local Businesses to Attend Information Day

The City of Kalamunda is inviting local business owners and operators to ‘book in or drop in’ for its inaugural Business Information Day this Wednesday (12 August 2020).
2020 Landcare Week (3-9 August) Grassroots land care champions
6 August 2020

2020 Landcare Week (3-9 August) Grassroots land care champions

The City of Kalamunda is celebrating the substantial efforts of hundreds of volunteers who came together and participated in four planting days held recently at Juniper Reserve, Jorgensen Park and two sessions at Woodlupine Brook Reserve as a part of national Landcare Week.
2020 Morning Music Theme - golden music notes on a dark background
6 August 2020

Live Events Back at KPAC

Live music and events will return to the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) this month as part of a carefully planned reintroduction.
Orange road work cones adjacent to construction trucks on the road
6 August 2020

City Seeks Black Spot Funding For Safer Roads

The City of Kalamunda will apply for funding of more than $2.1 million under the State and Australian Black Spot Program to upgrade six locations identified as potentially dangerous.
Sign thanking for shopping local
4 August 2020

Residents Urged to Support and Buy Local Through New Campaign

City of Kalamunda residents are being encouraged to support local business through a new Go Local First campaign, an initiative of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA).
A small jumping spider on a green stem photographed by Holly Martin in 2020
4 August 2020

Photographer uncovers new species in the City of Kalamunda

Five new species of jumping spider have just been uncovered in Kalamunda National Park and Korung National Park in the Perth Hills by photographer, Holly Martin. The discoveries, still to be scientifically verified, have been identified via her photographs by Australian Spider expert and author of "The Field Guide to Spiders of Australia" Robert Whyte.
Large pink pin market pointing to a location on a grey-scale map
3 August 2020

Local Structure Plan Endorsed for Forrestfield North (High Wycombe)

Land use planning around the new High Wycombe Train Station has taken a momentous step forward, with the Western Australian Planning Commission approving the Residential Precinct Local Structure Plan (LSP).
Planting Native Plant
28 July 2020

Calling the community to build our urban forest canopy

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree-planting event and the City of Kalamunda is asking the community to join them in planting habitat for wildlife and enhance our neighbourhoods by building on our urban forest canopy.
Caution tape surround a bitumen road
27 July 2020

Drivers asked to show caution

Road users are asked to slow down and take care on the roads, especially where Emergency Services or road-side workers are operating. Drivers need to be especially vigilant during wet weather when visibility can be poor and when stopping distances need to be increased to allow for slippery roads.
Illustration of customised City of Kalamunda Car Number plates
27 July 2020

City of Kalamunda limited edition licence plates available

City of Kalamunda residents have a new way to show their passion for where they live, work and play. Limited edition licence plates are now available from the City’s Administration Offices.
Seven autumn leaves on a line changing from green on left to red on the right
27 July 2020

City Opens Community Creativity Competition

The City of Kalamunda’s Creative Writing and Digital Art Competition is open for entries from anyone studying, working or living in the area.
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