Kalamunda Connected

Kalamunda Connected: Creating Active Citizens Plan 2018-2020 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.

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.

Under the Kalamunda Connected Plan are a number of projects and initiatives that are focused on building connected communities and friendly neighbourhoods and providing opportunities for people to connect with each other to make a positive difference to the community. These projects are listed below:

Town Team Movement

Town Teams are proactive community members who work together to create positive change in a particular place or space, often a town centre, community meeting place or main street.

A Town Team links together people form diverse backgrounds with incredible knowledge, experience and creative ideas. It may include businesses, landowners and residents, who together, create positive change for the whole community. Town Teams are non-political, community driven and are a positive influence and voice for their town.

The City of Kalamunda supports the formation of Town Teams. Should you be interested in joining the Town Team movement, watch this space for future events, or contact us on (08) 9257 9999.

Local Hero & Volunteer Nominations and Award

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank run the monthly Local Hero Award.

Each month, a deserving nominee is 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 (held in December) at which the Local Hero of the Year Award will be presented. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year.

Good Neighbour Nominations

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

Good Neighbours showcases 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! Submit your story of your good neighbour (must be a Resident in the City of Kalamunda) in 100 words or less.

Kalamunda Connected: Creating Active Citizens Plan 2018-2020 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.

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.

Under the Kalamunda Connected Plan are a number of projects and initiatives that are focused on building connected communities and friendly neighbourhoods and providing opportunities for people to connect with each other to make a positive difference to the community. These projects are listed below:

Town Team Movement

Town Teams are proactive community members who work together to create positive change in a particular place or space, often a town centre, community meeting place or main street.

A Town Team links together people form diverse backgrounds with incredible knowledge, experience and creative ideas. It may include businesses, landowners and residents, who together, create positive change for the whole community. Town Teams are non-political, community driven and are a positive influence and voice for their town.

The City of Kalamunda supports the formation of Town Teams. Should you be interested in joining the Town Team movement, watch this space for future events, or contact us on (08) 9257 9999.

Local Hero & Volunteer Nominations and Award

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank run the monthly Local Hero Award.

Each month, a deserving nominee is 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 (held in December) at which the Local Hero of the Year Award will be presented. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year.

Good Neighbour Nominations

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

Good Neighbours showcases 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! Submit your story of your good neighbour (must be a Resident in the City of Kalamunda) in 100 words or less.

  • Local Hero awarded to three champions of the environment

    11 days ago

    Three residents have been awarded the monthly Local Hero Award for May for their outstanding contribution to both the community and the environment.

    The City of Kalamunda in partnership with Bendigo Bank, run the Local Hero of the Month Award with a deserving nominee selected each month. The award is a celebration of people within our community who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community. There are three categories: Local Hero of the Month, Senior Community Member and Young Local Hero.

    Joy McGilvray has been...

    Three residents have been awarded the monthly Local Hero Award for May for their outstanding contribution to both the community and the environment.

    The City of Kalamunda in partnership with Bendigo Bank, run the Local Hero of the Month Award with a deserving nominee selected each month. The award is a celebration of people within our community who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community. There are three categories: Local Hero of the Month, Senior Community Member and Young Local Hero.

    Joy McGilvray has been awarded Local Hero of the Month for her dedication towards the community and the environment. In 2011, Joy started up the Friends of Jorgensen Park Group after noticing the park becoming overcome with weeds, and has served as a community representative on the Kalamunda Environmental Arts Committee (KEAC), and the interjurisdictional National Malleefowl Recovery Team.

    Wendy Whearem was awarded the category of Senior Community Member and is the coordinator of the Friends of Woodlupine Living Stream and regularly maintains the integrity of the environment in Wattle Grove through the collection of litter and undertaking weed control and planting.

    Georgia Holt received the Young Local Hero Award for her dedication in keeping Woodlupine Brook litter free, and demonstrated her commitment to advocating on environmental issues when she was successful in requesting the City to install a bin in the area to help reduce litter at her first deputation to Council in April 2019.

    Mayor John Giardina said “The Local Hero Award is our way to saying thank you to those who continue to give so much back to our community”.

    “All three winners have demonstrated that their commitment to the community and environment is above and beyond. Having people like Joy, Wendy and Georgia in our community is so valuable and their work in the environment and conservation space should be recognised”.

    The monthly awards will culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony, at which the Local Hero of the Year Award will be presented.

    Local Heros run monthly with nominations accepted throughout the year. Community members are invited to nominate online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/local-heros, or obtain a hard copy of the nomination form the City Administration Office or from your local Library.

    Nominate your Local Hero today

  • July 2018 Winners

    11 months 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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