Kalamunda Connected

Kalamunda Connected is a plan for building a connected community. A community that works together to encourage and support each other’s endeavours within the Kalamunda community. Connected communities are happier, healthier and safer. Building connected communities and friendly neighbourhoods, provides opportunities for people to connect with each other and their region, to make a positive difference to the community through their endeavours. Social connection makes us feel better, both individually and as a whole, as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Creating a more connected community will improve the social wellbeing of the community as a whole. Fundamental to this concept is promoting the value of active citizenship to the community, and, enabling people to connect to opportunities and to volunteering.

Local Hero & Volunteer Nominations and Award

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank are proud to announce that the Local Hero Award nominations are now open!

Each month, a deserving nominee would be selected for the Local Hero of the Month Award, providing wide recognition for an active community member. The monthly awards will culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony in Stirk Park on Friday the 7th of December, 2018, at which the Local Hero of the Year Award will be presented. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year.
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Good Neighbour Nominations

We lead such busy lifestyles and often don't have the opportunity to thank our neighbours. So this is your opportunity, tell us your story of your wonderful neighbour! Everyone has a tale to share, why do they make you feel connected to your place, what are the good deeds they have done, what do they share with you?

Local stories of everyday people, doing good in their hood! Let’s get connected with the good deeds of your neighbour and let’s tell the town how wonderful they are! Send the story of your good neighbour (Resident of the City of Kalamunda) in 100 words or less.

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Kalamunda Connected is a plan for building a connected community. A community that works together to encourage and support each other’s endeavours within the Kalamunda community. Connected communities are happier, healthier and safer. Building connected communities and friendly neighbourhoods, provides opportunities for people to connect with each other and their region, to make a positive difference to the community through their endeavours. Social connection makes us feel better, both individually and as a whole, as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Creating a more connected community will improve the social wellbeing of the community as a whole. Fundamental to this concept is promoting the value of active citizenship to the community, and, enabling people to connect to opportunities and to volunteering.

Local Hero & Volunteer Nominations and Award

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank are proud to announce that the Local Hero Award nominations are now open!

Each month, a deserving nominee would be selected for the Local Hero of the Month Award, providing wide recognition for an active community member. The monthly awards will culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony in Stirk Park on Friday the 7th of December, 2018, at which the Local Hero of the Year Award will be presented. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year.
View full details here



Good Neighbour Nominations

We lead such busy lifestyles and often don't have the opportunity to thank our neighbours. So this is your opportunity, tell us your story of your wonderful neighbour! Everyone has a tale to share, why do they make you feel connected to your place, what are the good deeds they have done, what do they share with you?

Local stories of everyday people, doing good in their hood! Let’s get connected with the good deeds of your neighbour and let’s tell the town how wonderful they are! Send the story of your good neighbour (Resident of the City of Kalamunda) in 100 words or less.

View full details here


  • July 2018 Winners

    28 days ago

    Five local residents have been recognised for their contributions to the City of Kalamunda community under the City’s Local Heroes and Good Neighbours program. Delivered in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank, the program calls on residents to celebrate their good neighbours and local heroes by nominating those that give selflessly to the community.

    Mayor John Giardina said, “We’re excited to shine a light on all of our unsung heroes. Their contributions help to build a connected, happy and healthy community and that’s exactly the kind of place we want our City to...

    Five local residents have been recognised for their contributions to the City of Kalamunda community under the City’s Local Heroes and Good Neighbours program. Delivered in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank, the program calls on residents to celebrate their good neighbours and local heroes by nominating those that give selflessly to the community.

    Mayor John Giardina said, “We’re excited to shine a light on all of our unsung heroes. Their contributions help to build a connected, happy and healthy community and that’s exactly the kind of place we want our City to be. On behalf of the City of Kalamunda, I would like to thank each of our winners for their outstanding contributions to the community.”

    The Local Hero and Good Neighbour awards run each month during the 2018/2019 financial year, with various cash prizes up for grabs.

    Aleisha Woodman was one of the recipients to take home a prize for July as the winner of the Young Local Hero award, nominated for her work as a volunteer with Foodbank and getting her school community involved in the process.

    The July Local Hero award was taken out by two worthy recipients; Damien Lee and Kody Tan.

    Damien is recognised for his courageous efforts in saving an eighteen month old baby from drowning during an incident in Forrestfield.

    Kody received numerous nominations from the community who were eager to acknowledge his work with the not for profit group, Friend’s Day out - a social gathering for adults with disabilities that has been operating since 2003.

    The Senior Local Hero award for July went to Audrey Boon, a member of the Kanyana Wildlife Centre Team who dedicates many hours to the centre and teaching the public about Australian Wildlife.

    Lesmurdie resident, Jo Leith, was the winner of the July Good Neighbours Award. According to Jo’s neighbours, she is the “best neighbour you could have... She is awesome and means much more to us than just a neighbour.” Not only has Jo created a street library with free books, she’s always helping to walk dogs, knit beanies, share produce and is always there when a neighbour is need.

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