City e-News April 2019

City e-News April 2019

Armadale District Hall

Armadale District Hall

The Armadale District Hall’s recent $4.3 million refurbishment has provided another much needed community space available for hire.

The Hall has been restored to its former glory and now boasts four spacious and modern areas available for hire.

Major upgrades to the Hall included the construction of a multi-purpose hall that will cater for a range of small scale activities as well as larger community and civic activities, and a central commercial kitchen.

The original main hall received sympathetic additions including sound proofing and air-conditioning, universal access lift to the main stage, tiered retractable seating, and an additional backstage area for performers including two green rooms. The original gallery seating has been refurbished and the layout, performance capabilities and acoustics have been improved.

For more information about the Hall, visit the City’s website or to book contact the City via

Armadale Arts Festival - 3 to 9 May

Armadale Arts Festival 2019Armadale will be transformed into a mecca of art and creativity from 3 to 19 May for the Armadale Arts Festival.

This year's captivating program showcases the incredible talent coming from the region including live music, art exhibitions, theatre, festival activities and workshops, and more.

The renowned Minnawarra Art Awards will once again be the centrepiece of the Festival, showcasing a professionally curated exhibition by WA Artists across various mediums.

As the centrepiece of the Armadale Arts Festival, the Art Awards includes an exciting public program including floor talks, Positive Ageing High Teas and Music in the Mall, ensuring that it’s not just the arts lovers that revel in this creative visual feast!

For more information on what's on during the arts festival, visit

Helping residents recycle right

Recycle right - bin tag

In an effort to reduce contamination in recycling bins a representative sample of households will be chosen for a Bin Auditing and Tagging program to provide feedback and education to residents.

The program aims to improve residents understanding about what can and can't go into their bins, to decrease contamination, reduce processing costs and ensure contents are recycled.

The program will involve a quick visual assessment by a City Officer of the bin contents on the verge prior to collection, to see how well the community is doing following recent national changes to what is accepted in recycling bins.

Tags, with a smiley or sad face, will be left on the bin handle to indicate if it has the correct contents, and residents can find out what items were incorrect from the information provided on the tag.

Incorrect items that are commonly found in recycling bins sent to the recycling facility include soft plastics, clothing and textiles, nappies, food waste, recyclable items placed inside plastic bags and meat trays. These impose risks to the health and safety of sorters, lead to machinery break-downs and effect the quality of the resulting recycled products.

For further information on the program visit the City’s website or contact the Waste Education Officer on 9394 5000.

Make a splash with AFAC's Swimming Lessons

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre swim school

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre's (AFAC) Swim School offers a fun and safe environment to learn water safety and correct swimming techniques.

AFAC offers lessons for infants (from 6 months), preschoolers, school aged kids and adults, with sessions tailored to suit each individual student, allowing for quick progression through levels.

For just $30 a fortnight AFAC's Swim School Membership offers:

  • 30 minute lesson per week by a qualified instructor
  • Limited class sizes to ensure that effective teacher student relationships are formed
  • Entry for the student and one adult to the pool hall 7 days a week

Swim School instructors are AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia accredited, and endorsed by the Royal Lifesaving Society.

Enrolments are accepted for Swim School all year round at the Centre. For information visit

Growing our Community

Growing our community

Representatives from the City will visit five suburbs over the next few months, to meet with local residents to hear their thoughts on where they live, as part of the Growing Our Community project.

The City is seeking feedback from local residents to understand the social issues within individual suburbs. Residents will be asked what they love about their suburb and what they feel the main social issues are.

Residents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to come along to one of the community engagement activities in their area, or give their feedback via a short online survey.

The information gathered will help the City and Council to better understand each of the individual communities and help us plan for the future and to work with the community and other organisations to fill the gaps in local areas to make neighbourhoods even better.

To find out more information on the community events visit

Native Plants for Residents

Native plants for residents

Sunday 5 May, 9am to noon
Rushton Park, Kelmscott

In partnership with Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group, this program supplies City of Armadale residents with free native plant seedlings for their gardens.

  • A variety of trees, shrubs and herb seedlings are available
  • Limit of 10 plants per household
  • Learn from the experts what to plant and where
  • Information available on care and maintenance of natives

There will be 8,000 plants available.

Please bring a current proof of residency in City of Armadale and photo ID.

Do you want to win an iPad?

Win an iPad competition

Share photos of your autumn experience in the Armadale region for a chance to win one of two Apple iPads. To enter, capture and upload photos to Facebook or Instagram, tag @PerthHillsArmadale and hashtag #PerthHillsArmadale. You must upload, tag and hashtag to qualify.

Entries close 30 May at 4pm WST. Visit for Terms and Conditions.

Water Corporation works

Water Corporation work

Works are currently being undertaken by Water Corporation to build a new 5km wastewater pipeline from Collared Street in Harrisdale, along Keane Road to Waterworks Road in Forrestdale to accommodate for growth in the area.

The project is expected to take nine months to complete. Water Corporation apologises for any disruption to road users, local businesses and residents while the work is carried out.

 For more information visit

Purple People Show

Purple People Show

Thursday 30 April, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Armadale District Hall

An international award winning, hilarious, high energy, male and female duo performing acrobatic stunts and dangerous feats of grandeur; all wrapped in bright and zany costumes! Culminating in a breathtaking stunt that no-one else in the world performs, you don’t want to miss this!

Locally presented by the City of Armadale and Roleystone Theatre Inc. All proceeds raised are donated to the Roleystone Theatre.

To book call the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410 or visit

Community Calendar

For further information on these and other local events please visit the City's website or Facebook page.

Movies in the Park

The Incredibles 2
Friday 12 April - 7pm

At 6pm the Armadale Concert Band will perform movie tunes and themes.
Rushton Park

Family marathon

80s Family Movie Marathon
Saturday 13 April - 3pm

Armadale Arena
4 Townley Street

AYWA Writing Workshops

Armadale Young Writers' Awards - Writing Workshops
Year 3 & 4   |   Year 5 & 6   |   Year 7 to 12

4 May, various times

Armadale Library
Shop 64 / 10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale

Artbeat Youth Fest 2019

Artbeat Youth Fest
Saturday 18 May - 11am to 3pm

Jull Street Mall

Purple People Show

Purple People Show
Thursday 30 April - 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Armadale District Hall
Corner Jull Street & Church Avenue