Microbat Boxes

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The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents and schools to participate in a habitat enhancement project to create homes for local micro bats that it is hoped it will reduce local mosquito numbers. The City will collect data on current mosquito populations and trouble spots while partnering with the Foothill’s Men’s Shed to build the boxes. City staff will then install the boxes in priority locations while working with schools and the community to deliver education programs

How can you get involved?

Community Workshops

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents and schools to participate in a habitat enhancement project to create homes for local micro bats that it is hoped it will reduce local mosquito numbers. The City will collect data on current mosquito populations and trouble spots while partnering with the Foothill’s Men’s Shed to build the boxes. City staff will then install the boxes in priority locations while working with schools and the community to deliver education programs

Microbat Boxes & Locations

Register your interest and get your own Microbat box. Residents are able to purchase a locally made microbat box (a maximum of 2 per order) and then have its location registered. All boxes are made by the Foothills Men's Shed located in Forrestfield. Boxes

  1. Purchase online using the 'I want a Box' form below.
  2. An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of the application and will provide details on how to send payment directly to the Men’s shed.
  3. Upon receipt of the application, the Local government officer will liaise with the Men's Shed to process the order.
    NOTE: As boxes are made by volunteers, they can take up to 4 weeks to be completed.
  4. Once the box has been made, the Local Government officer will arrange with you to pick up your box from the City's Administration building located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

Note: In September 2021, due to an increase of infrastructure and building materials costs, the price of microbat boxes increased to $50.

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents and schools to participate in a habitat enhancement project to create homes for local micro bats that it is hoped it will reduce local mosquito numbers. The City will collect data on current mosquito populations and trouble spots while partnering with the Foothill’s Men’s Shed to build the boxes. City staff will then install the boxes in priority locations while working with schools and the community to deliver education programs

How can you get involved?

Community Workshops

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents and schools to participate in a habitat enhancement project to create homes for local micro bats that it is hoped it will reduce local mosquito numbers. The City will collect data on current mosquito populations and trouble spots while partnering with the Foothill’s Men’s Shed to build the boxes. City staff will then install the boxes in priority locations while working with schools and the community to deliver education programs

Microbat Boxes & Locations

Register your interest and get your own Microbat box. Residents are able to purchase a locally made microbat box (a maximum of 2 per order) and then have its location registered. All boxes are made by the Foothills Men's Shed located in Forrestfield. Boxes

  1. Purchase online using the 'I want a Box' form below.
  2. An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of the application and will provide details on how to send payment directly to the Men’s shed.
  3. Upon receipt of the application, the Local government officer will liaise with the Men's Shed to process the order.
    NOTE: As boxes are made by volunteers, they can take up to 4 weeks to be completed.
  4. Once the box has been made, the Local Government officer will arrange with you to pick up your box from the City's Administration building located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

Note: In September 2021, due to an increase of infrastructure and building materials costs, the price of microbat boxes increased to $50.

Page last updated: 25 October 2021, 10:44