December
16 Dec 2015 City of Armadale scoops children’s health awards
Excellence in creating environments that protect and support the health of children saw the City of Armadale win three awards and a commendation at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Report Card Awards.
15 Dec 2015 Growing Armadale feedback to shape City’s future
More than 3000 Armadale residents have participated in the Growing Armadale campaign, voicing their opinions on the future of the City of Armadale.
14 Dec 2015 Stockland Harrisdale on track for 2016 opening
Stockland has started construction on the new $51 million Harrisdale Shopping Centre, and remains on track for a mid-2016 opening.
16 Dec 2015 Roger Stubbs AM awarded Armadale’s highest accolade
Former Armadale Mayor and Councillor Roger Stubbs AM has been recognised for two decades of service to the Armadale community and named as Honorary Freeman of the Municipality.
10 Dec 2015 Sports and community facility on the go in Harrisdale
Construction of the City of Armadale’s newest sports and community facility is now underway in Harrisdale.
9 Dec 2015 Buy local and support your own community this Christmas
Armadale residents are encouraged to keep dollars in the local community by supporting locally owned businesses this Christmas season.
2 Dec 2015 Businesses invited to bring the Christmas bling
Businesses in Armadale are invited to help spread Christmas cheer by adorning their shopfronts with festive decorations and entering the City’s window dressing competition.
1 Dec 2015 Paying your rates by direct debit?
A Smarter Way to Pay direct debits will be deducted one day earlier over the Christmas/New Year public holidays.
3 Dec 2015 City of Armadale Christmas business hours
The City of Armadale’s Administration Centre will be closed from noon on Thursday, 24 December, reopening on Monday 4 January at 8.15am.
November
17 Nov 2015 Mosquito warning – prepare early
With summer approaching the City of Armadale is advising residents to take precautions now to avoid mosquito bites.
27 Nov 2015 Special thanks to the City’s volunteer ranks
Members of the Armadale Society of Artists have put their talent to the test, creating 500 original artworks to present to local volunteers in honour of Thank a Volunteer Day.
25 Nov 2015 Ring in the festive season at Carols by Candlelight
On Sunday, 6 December, Christmas cheer will again light up the City of Armadale at the annual Carols by Candlelight and Christmas Parade.
20 Nov 2015 Last call for Premier’s Awards 2016 nominations
Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their contributions to the local community? There is still time to nominate them for the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award.
19 Nov 2015 Growing Armadale campaign reaches half way
One of Western Australia’s fastest growing local government areas, the City of Armadale’s population is forecast to reach 127,585 by 2028.
17 Nov 2015 Future remains positive for Armadale Golf Course
The Armadale Golf Course’s future as a valuable community amenity remains assured after the City of Armadale last week resolved to enter into a long-term contract for the operations and maintenance of the course with Golf Oracle.
16 Nov 2015 Community Connect South campaign wins commendation
The successful joint Community Connect South (CCS) campaign between the Cities of Cockburn and Armadale earned a commendation at the 2015 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Awards.
16 Nov 2015 Armadale's Orchard House wins top honour at NGAA Awards
The City of Armadale’s landmark building Orchard House has won the 2015 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Congress Award for the infrastructure which has proven to be a catalyst for economic development, jobs or community connection category.
6 Nov 2015 Armadale shows its best side in award-winning #TheDale campaign
The City of Armadale’s many picturesque locations provided ideal inspiration for more than 300 people who entered this year’s #TheDale social media campaign and photography competition.
5 Nov 2015 Kelmscott Library relocation
Kelmscott Library will be closed from Saturday 28 November, reopening on Monday 4 January in its new premises in the Stargate Shopping Centre, Kelmscott.
4 Nov 2015 Community Garden and Urban Orchard Project at Champion Centre seeks community input
The City of Armadale’s Community Garden and Urban Orchard Project at the Champion Centre is seeking community interest.
3 Nov 2015 Positive Ageing Seniors Festival
The City of Armadale will be hosting a calendar of events as part of the Positive Ageing Seniors Festival for 2015.
2 Nov 2015 Sweet sounds in Jull St – Music in the Mall is back
The City of Armadale will present a new series of Music in the Mall, every Friday from 6 November to 18 December, from noon to 2pm at the Jull Street Mall.
October
29 Oct 2015 Made in Armadale
Come and explore the creativity and innovation of Armadale residents past and present through the Made in Armadale exhibition at History House Museum from 17 November.
28 Oct 2015 The Hawkers Markets are a crowd favourite
The City of Armadale’s Hawkers Markets series on 9 and 23 October was a huge success, quickly becoming a popular event amongst the community.
26 Oct 2015 News in Brief
The Armadale library is proudly hosting the following events this November.
27 Oct 2015 Get Out and Get Active: Free group exercise classes for residents
The City of Armadale is launching U Fit - Park Edition, an exciting new initiative that aims to get our community active, outdoors and utilising our parks and reserves.
17 Oct 2015 City of Armadale 2015 Local Government election results
The City of Armadale will welcome two new Councillors and five returning Councillors following the Local Government elections on Saturday 17 October.
30 Oct 2015 The Twilight Markets are back
Following the resounding success of the inaugural Twilight Markets earlier this year, a new series is back starting in November.
23 Oct 2015 National Novel Writing Month
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual month long writing event held during November for aspiring authors.
22 Oct 2015 Are you Bushfire Ready?
That is the question residents of high fire risk areas in the City of Armadale are being asked as the summer bushfire season approaches.
20 Oct 2015 Slow down – Streich Avenue now 50km/hr
Following a traffic analysis investigation in the Kelmscott Town Centre by Main Roads WA (MRWA), Streich Avenue in Kelmscott now has a 50km/hr speed limit.
13 Oct 2015 Dogs Day Out – fun for the whole family
The City of Armadale’s annual Dogs Day Out is back again on Sunday 25 October at Rushton Park, Kelmscott, from 10am to 2pm.
12 Oct 2015 Orchard House now at full capacity
The City’s landmark building, Orchard House at 151 Jull Street is now fully leased.
15 Oct 2015 Have your say in Growing Armadale
Growing Armadale will be one of the largest community consultation strategies undertaken by the City of Armadale. The campaign will begin on Monday 19 October and will be seeking feedback from local residents as to what they want to see for the future of their community.
9 Oct 2015 Don’t let our community become a dumping ground
The City of Armadale is encouraging residents to report cases of illegal dumping on road reserves, bushland areas and local streets.
8 Oct 2015 Meet your Councillors at the Kelmscott Show
Take the opportunity to visit the City of Armadale Council tent at the popular Kelmscott Annual Show at Rushton Park on 16 and 17 October.
7 Oct 2015 Program to boost small business community
The City of Armadale confirmed its commitment to fostering and supporting small business development in the region.
6 Oct 2015 Major prize winner awarded for Where in #TheDale are you?
Local resident Cathy Britton has taken out top prize for the Where in #TheDale Are You? competition.
2 Oct 2015 Youth Boost – Young people being well
The City of Armadale is proud to host Youth Boost, a free event for young people on Friday 9 October from 1 to 5pm at the Youth Activity Area, Orchard Avenue, Armadale.
1 Oct 2015 Write along the Highway – National Novel Writing Month
It is that time of year again – the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWRiMo) is back.
September
30 Sep 2015 Remember to vote for your local Council
The City of Armadale is encouraging residents and ratepayers to ensure they participate in this year’s Local Government elections by voting.
21 Sep 2015 News in Brief – School Holiday Activities at the Library
The City of Armadale presents the following school holiday activities available at the Library.
22 Sep 2015 News in Brief – Positive Ageing Sessions
In recognition of Mental Health Week, the City of Armadale is proud to present the following Positive Ageing Sessions.
24 Sep 2015 City seeks operators for Armadale Golf Course
The City of Armadale has invited three companies to tender for the operation of Armadale Public Golf Course.
25 Sep 2015 The Hawkers Markets are back
The City of Armadale’s Hawkers Markets will be back by popular demand on Friday 9 and 23 October, from 5 to 8.30pm at Memorial Park, Orchard Avenue, Armadale.
14 Sep 2015 Spring into the Museum
The City of Armadale is providing a range of family friendly activities and games these school holidays at the History House Museum.
16 Sep 2015 Plenty of free activities for the toddlers
If you have a young baby or toddler, visit one of the City of Armadale libraries and enjoy the fun, free activities available.
17 Sep 2015 Everyone is coming to Armadale – planning applications skyrocket
The City of Armadale continues its pattern of high growth with planning applications surpassing all previous years’ records.
18 Sep 2015 Armadale Arena’s Big Blue Bash
The Armadale Arena is hosting their second annual Big Blue Bash to support the work of beyondblue on Tuesday 6 October from 6.30 to 8pm.
14 Sep 2015 Community Connect South welcomes $145m investment
Armadale Road will be widened in a major victory for the Community Connect South (CCS) campaign.
11 Sep 2015 Nineteen candidates for Armadale’s local government elections
There will be 19 candidates running for Council as part of the City of Armadale’s local government elections.
10 Sep 2015 A glass of wine and a good book with Liz Byrski
Come along and enjoy the finer things of life with renowned author Liz Byrski at Avocados Function Centre on Saturday 19 September.
9 Sep 2015 Be prepared - join a Bushfire Ready Group
Experts are predicting a longer and more severe bushfire season across WA this summer.
8 Sep 2015 Up close and personal with Armadale artists
The City of Armadale invites you to visit the Open Studio Arts Trail in September and celebrate the talents of local artists living and working in the Armadale hills region.
August
27 Aug 2015 It’s time to get your kilt on – the Highland Gathering is back
The City of Armadale will come alive with colour and entertainment as people from around Perth descend on Minnawarra Park for the Highland Gathering on Sunday 13 September.
26 Aug 2015 Where in #TheDale are we?
The City of Armadale is embarking on a social media campaign to promote our City, affectionately known as #TheDale.
25 Aug 2015 Armadale Arena temporary closure
The City of Armadale would like to advise that the Armadale Arena will be closed to the public from Monday 31 August to Monday 7 September.
24 Aug 2015 Pay your rates in full and win
City of Armadale ratepayers can go into the running to win up to $2000 in cash when they pay their rates in full.
25 Aug 2015 Connecting Perth’s growing communities
Community Connect South (CCS), an initiative of the Cities of Armadale and Cockburn, aims to deliver economic growth to Perth’s south metro region through a strategic approach to the provision of transport infrastructure.
21 Aug 2015 News in Brief
Military Personnel Luncheon, Positive Ageing Sessions – Healthy Eating and Weight Management, Positive Ageing Sessions – Switch your Thinking, 12 Week Body Transformation Challenge at Armadale Arena, Secure Your Crew Community Event
20 Aug 2015 Call for Community Grants applications
Round one of the City’s Community Grants Program 2015 – 2016 will open on 31 August.
19 Aug 2015 Local Indigenous girls get an opportunity of a lifetime
The City of Armadale kick started its Life Skills program with the highly renowned Fashion Advocate, global ambassador to international designer Jimmy Choo.
18 Aug 2015 Spring into Armadale has begun
The City of Armadale event season has kicked off with the Spring into Armadale festival officially beginning on Saturday 15 August.
17 Aug 2015 Students impress at Outside the Frame
Nearly 100 young artists from 24 schools across Perth once again impressed judges with the level of talent and creativity exhibited at the Outside the Frame Art Awards.
17 Aug 2015 Make a rewarding decision - become an Armadale Councillor
Nominations will open from 3 to 10 September for positions in the City of Armadale’s Council.
14 Aug 2015 Armadale’s population tops 82,000
Recent figures have shown the current City of Armadale population is estimated at 82,267 (1 July 2015).
13 Aug 2015 Kelmscott Library is still open
Residents can be assured the Kelmscott Library is still open and welcoming visitors.
12 Aug 2015 Program to boost small business community
The City of Armadale confirmed its commitment to fostering and supporting small business development in the region with the continuation of the Armadale Enterprise Development Program for a second year.
11 Aug 2015 City smashes lot creation records
Once again the City of Armadale is surpassing all expectations with its recent growth figures.
10 Aug 2015 Young people in Armadale get Framed!
The City of Armadale is hosting Framed, a music and arts event for young people aged 13 to 17 years.
13 Aug 2015 Kelmscott Library is still open
Residents can be assured the Kelmscott Library is still open and welcoming visitors.
7 Aug 2015 Café Lia lunch program continues to feed older residents
The City of Armadale has extended its partnership with Kelmscott Church of Christ to continue the weekly Café Lia lunch program for another 16 weeks.
6 Aug 2015 City celebrates National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
The City of Armadale celebrated National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, at the Champion Centre on Thursday 6 August.
5 Aug 2015 Free BMX, skate and scooter workshops in Roleystone and Armadale
The City of Armadale is hosting a series of BMX, skate and scooter workshops at Cross Park in Roleystone, and the Youth Activity Area in Armadale from August to December.
4 Aug 2015 Caltex starts pumping at Forrestdale Business Park
Caltex on Armadale Road, located within the Forrestdale Business Park, officially opened for business on Wednesday 30 July.
3 Aug 2015 News in Brief
Children’s Book Week with Sioban Timmer, Positive Ageing in the Workforce and Ripper Nippers Launch with Sean Avery.
July
30 Jul 2015 Proposed changes to State Electoral Boundaries
As part of the formal review process the Electoral Distribution Commissioners have proposed new and amended boundaries for many State electorates across Western Australia, including Armadale and Darling Range.
29 Jul 2015 News in Brief
Positive Ageing – Let’s Get Crafty - Bird Nesting Box, Better Beginnings Parent Workshop: Baby Bliss and Cleaning Chemistry.
28 Jul 2015 City cleans up the streets
The cost of cleaning up litter and illegal dumping from our streets, parks and reserves cost the City’s ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
28 Jul 2015 City provides options to help with Rate payments
The City of Armadale is one of the only local governments in WA that provides residents with an option to pay their Council Rates in weekly, fortnightly and monthly payments, reducing the stress of lump sum payments.
23 Jul 2015 Students get creative at Outside the Frame
The City of Armadale will once again hold one of Perth’s most thought provoking exhibition for emerging high school artists in the Outside the Frame Art Awards.
22 Jul 2015 Comedian Peter Rowsthorn takes up residence in Armadale
The City of Armadale will welcome renowned comedian Peter Rowsthorn as he does a residency at History House Museum.
21 Jul 2015 Jukebox Lady
Join the Jukebox Lady as she takes you through the years and performs a selection of songs and shares stories from the decades past at these two upcoming shows.
20 Jul 2015 Ensure your voice is heard
Do not miss your opportunity to have your say in this year’s Local Government Elections. To be a part of the upcoming Local Government elections in October, you must be enrolled to vote with the Australian Electoral Commission by 28 August.
23 Jul 2015 Spring into Armadale Festival
The City of Armadale is proud to be launching a brand new Spring into Armadale Festival, with a vibrant, diverse calendar of events from 15 August to 31 October.
23 Jul 2015 A tribute to Don Randall, MP
The City of Armadale is deeply saddened at the loss of its staunch friend and advocate, the Federal Member for Canning Mr Don Randall, MP.
20 Jul 2015 Annual Budget paves the way forward for Armadale
Efficient, long-term financial management has driven the City of Armadale 2015/16 Annual Budget which was adopted on 13 July. This follows a 3 month process of close examination of the finances of the City.
17 Jul 2015 Local Council and Armadale Police work together
The City of Armadale and Armadale Police continue to strengthen their relationship as they work on the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network in the Armadale City Centre.
16 Jul 2015 Cockatubes in the Armadale City Centre
The City of Armadale recently installed 11 new artificial nest hollows for the endangered Cockatoos through the Swam Coastal Plain, including two in the City of Armadale’s Administration Centre carpark.
13 Jul 2015 News in Brief
We Can Hear You Singing: A Memoir and Free Positive Ageing Sessions: Organ and tissue donation, Eye Health and The Country Women’s Association – more than just tea and scones.
9 Jul 2015 New lights for Gwynne Park
Gwynne Park Reserve now has four new 30 meter lighting towers illuminating the sporting grounds.
7 Jul 2015 Plastic Free July
The City of Armadale is encouraging residents to take part in Plastic Free July and reduce the amount of plastic going into landfill. Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it. Australians send one million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year. Apart from the small amount of plastic which has been incinerated, every piece of plastic which was ever produced still exists on earth somewhere.
8 Jul 2015 Super lots up for grabs at Forrestdale Business Park
Forrestdale Business Park (FBP) continues to boom as LandCorp releases eight light industrial lots at its Crossroads Industrial estate within the Park.
2 Jul 2015 Plant a small tree to make a big difference - National Tree Day
The City of Armadale and Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) are hosting a National Tree Day event on Saturday 25 July, 9am to noon at Fancote Park, Kelmscott.
1 Jul 2015 Armadale Golf Course update
The Armadale Golf Course will be maintained and operated by Turfcare WA from 1 July.
June
30 Jun 2015 Travel the world at your local library
There will be a range of fun and free school holiday activities in Armadale for the July school holidays.
26 Jun 2015 Over $130,000 awarded to local groups
The City of Armadale has awarded $133,750 through its Annual Contributions program for local projects and initiatives.
24 Jun 2015 Shadow cabinet visits City of Armadale
The City of Armadale and local MLA, Tony Buti hosted a community reception for the Leader of the State Opposition, the Honourable Mark McGowan, MLA and his Shadow Cabinet Ministers on Monday 22 June, at the Armadale District Hall.
24 Jun 2015 Calling all young re-inventors
Switch Your Thinking is searching for the 2015 Young Re-Inventor of the Year and is accepting registrations from young people from local schools, community groups or as individuals.
23 Jun 2015 City of Armadale staff step up
During the month of May City of Armadale staff were challenged to get active and participate in the Step into May Challenge.
19 Jun 2015 Calling young authors to the Armadale Young Writers Awards
A reminder to all budding young writers to ensure they place their submission for the Armadale Young Writers Awards by 30 June.
18 Jun 2015 News in Brief
Planting Days in Armadale, Temporary closure of Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Railway Historian - Philippa Rogers and Master Planning update.
17 Jun 2015 Compulsory microchipping for all dogs by 1 November
Residents are once again reminded that all dogs in the City of Armadale will need to be microchipped by 1 November.
15 Jun 2015 Free Positive Ageing and Children and Families Session
Parents and caregivers of teenagers are invited to attend Tuning into Teens, an informative session presented by Parenting WA.
16 Jun 2015 NAIDOC Celebration Day
The City of Armadale will recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures at the NAIDOC Celebration Day on Tuesday 7 July, 10am to 3pm.
12 Jun 2015 New change rooms for Alfred Skeet
The City of Armadale has just completed installing two new female change rooms at Alfred Skeet Reserve.
10 Jun 2015 State Budget implications for Armadale
The City of Armadale is seeking more commitment from the State Government to the Armadale Strategic Regional Centre following the announcement of the State Budget.
9 Jun 2015 News in Brief
Avoiding Scams, Memories with Alan Mannings and New phone number for the City of Armadale.
9 Jun 2015 Disability Services Commission comes to Armadale
The Disability Services Commission (DSC) Board has highlighted Armadale as one of the few local governments at the forefront of access and inclusion in Western Australia.
2 Jun 2015 Smoke Free skate parks in the City of Armadale
Every year World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31. This initiative aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
5 Jun 2015 News in Brief
Bark Busters and Positive Ageing: Let’s Get Crafty Beaded Jewellery for Beginners.
4 Jun 2015 Improved playing fields at John Dunn Reserve
After detailed consultation with the community, the City of Armadale has completed redevelopment works at John Dunn Reserve as part of the City of Armadale Sporting and Community Hub Master Planning Implementation.
5 Jun 2015 Ignite fields another team in the domestic league
The City of Armadale’s Drug Aware Ignite Basketball program has launched another domestic league team this year, the Ignite Warriors.
May
26 May 2015 News in Brief
Author Steve Adams comes to Armadale, Lunch at Lia and ABS staff canvassing homes in the City of Armadale.
25 May 2015 Community input sought for Bob Blackburn Reserve and Gwynne Park Masterplanning
The City of Armadale is hosting two community workshops in June to discuss future plans for the Bob Blackburn Reserve Precinct and Gwynne Park Precinct.
29 May 2015 William Skeet Skate Park redevelopment completed
Redevelopment works for the William Skeet Skate Park have now been completed.
27 May 2015 Armadale Golf Course to be reviewed in 2016
The City of Armadale will continue to operate Armadale Golf Course until January 2016.
18 May 2015 Unfortunate delay in opening of the Armadale Arena courts
Unfortunately the renovation of Armadale Arena’s playing courts has been delayed by a further four to six weeks due to unexpected setbacks.
19 May 2015 Reduce and prevent graffiti in your City
We can all play a part in reducing graffiti and keeping our City a beautiful place to live. The most important thing community members should do in the case of graffiti vandalism is report it immediately.
20 May 2015 Residents reminded to be considerate when parking
The City is acting upon recent concerns over a growing number of drivers parking on footpaths, kerbs and corners, putting both pedestrians and motorists at risk.
22 May 2015 Stop elder abuse
In Western Australia one in 20 older people will experience some form of abuse (Advocare.org.au).
22 May 2015 A free history session at the History House Museum
Even though ANZAC Day has passed, it is still important to recognise the impact of war on our community.
14 May 2015 Ensure your home is safe for winter
Storm Awareness Week, which runs from 11 to 18 May, is a timely reminder for residents to ensure they have prepared their homes and properties for winter.
12 May 2015 Fun cycling ride through Armadale
The City of Armadale annually hosts one of the biggest bicycle fun rides of the year, and this year the Grand Fondo will traverse through Armadale hills on Sunday 17 May.
11 May 2015 Multi-million dollar shopping centre for Harrisdale
City of Armadale residents access to retail will soon expand with a new $51 million, 13,000 square metre shopping centre set to be built in Harrisdale.
13 May 2015 Armadale surpasses population projections
The most recent population figures released by Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate the City’s population growth has outstripped projections by more than 2500 residents, as at 1 July 2014.
4 May 2015 City of Armadale Blender Bike – encouraging fitness with every RPM
The City of Armadale and the Heart and Soul Men’s Shed in Forrestdale have developed a blender bike which uses pedal power to make smoothies.
6 May 2015 News in Brief
Additive Alert, Free study collection and Aboriginal Driver Training
8 May 2015 Black spot funding for City of Armadale
The City is to receive a total of $1,450,110 from the Australian Government’s commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Program in the 2014 Budget.
1 May 2015 Minnawarra Art Awards winners
Judges for the Minnawarra Art Awards were once again blown away by the calibre of exhibiting artists at this year’s event. Arts consultant Paula Silbert and St John of God Healthcare Art Collection Curator Connie Petrillo judged this year’s exhibition which was curated by Kristy Gough. There are 103 exhibiting works, by 65 artists, 15 of whom live locally. In an effort to support our local art community, the City is presenting two community workshops associated with the art awards:
April
28 Apr 2015 New Census puts Armadale at risk
The City of Armadale is concerned at the Federal Government’s consideration of cancelling the 2016 Census. As a member of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), the City is opposed to this possible change to the National Census program, which would extend the data collection period from the current five years to a proposed 10 years.
30 Apr 2015 Bushfire hazard preparation – get your property ready
The City of Armadale is reminding residents to conduct hazard preparation works throughout autumn.
29 Apr 2015 Heritage Open Day
The City of Armadale has a rich heritage and intriguing history. The Heritage Open Day is a chance for the community to participate in a range of activities, listen to guest speakers share their passion about our local history and learn more about our community’s past.
21 Apr 2015 Minnawarra Festival – bigger and better than ever
Immerse yourself in a feast for the senses with music, food, arts and crafts at the Minnawarra Festival on Sunday 3 May from 11am to 4pm, Minnawarra Park, Armadale. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP said the Minnawarra Festival is a great event for the entire family. “We have had an overwhelming response from our previous events and as a result this year’s Minnawarra Festival is set to be even bigger and better. “We are a very multicultural community and have stallholders representing cultures from around the world coming to this year’s festival.
21 Apr 2015 Popular art exhibition back in Armadale
The Minnawarra Art Awards will once again be at the Armadale District Hall from Saturday 2 May until Sunday 17 May, 11am to 4pm daily at the Armadale District Hall, corner Jull Street and Church Avenue, Armadale.
23 Apr 2015 City supports professional development of artists
The City of Armadale will be providing a professional development workshop for artists, to foster art in our community.
24 Apr 2015 Champion Centre receives Federal Funding
The City of Armadale was pleased to receive notification that the Federal funding contribution of $160,000 per annum to the Champion Centre has been reinstated for the next two and a half years.
17 Apr 2015 News in Brief
Technology Buddies, The Brothers Quibble and Coeliac Disease.
15 Apr 2015 Benefits of Streamcare flow on
The City of Armadale’s Streamcare Project has helped hundreds of landowners take care of their local riverside environment.
17 Apr 2015 Local schools joined in the National Ride2School Day event
National Ride2School Day this year and saw more than 350,000 students Australia wide ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.
10 Apr 2015 Free activities for seniors in Armadale
LiveLighter Seniors Activity/Information Day, Positive Ageing Session - The Age Pension and your choices and Positive Ageing Session - Understanding Aged Care Costs.
7 Apr 2015 Hawkers Market comes to Armadale
Following the resounding success of the Twilight Markets, the City of Armadale will host its first Hawkers Market on Friday 17 April, 5 to 9pm in Memorial Park, corner Orchard Avenue and Jull Street, Armadale.
9 Apr 2015 Funding cuts for Champion Centre
The City of Armadale has recently received notice that federal funding for the Champion Centre may be in jeopardy.
2 Apr 2015 News in Brief
Mr. Car Man, Babywearing, Armadale Young Writers’ Awards – free workshops and Bush Tucker.
2 Apr 2015 People love #TheDale
The City of Armadale’s #TheDale competition has had resounding success with people from all over Perth submitting photos of their favourite places in and around Armadale.
1 Apr 2015 Armadale presents top priorities to Premier
The City of Armadale presented their top strategic priorities to the Premier and Cabinet on 30 March at the Community Cabinet meeting in Armadale.
March
31 Mar 2015 Thriving Armadale on show
The official opening of the City of Armadale’s new building at 151 Jull Street reflects the economic progress of the region and its thriving community.
23 Mar 2015 City provides free lunch for those in need
The City of Armadale is partnering with the Kelmscott Church of Christ (KCC) to provide lunch for those who are socially isolated, homeless, at risk or living in poverty.
24 Mar 2015 Autumn Falls at the Museum
History House Museum will be hosting a range of free, family friendly school holiday activities from 4 to 19 April.
25 Mar 2015 Free school holiday activities at Jull Street Mall
The City of Armadale will be hosting free school holiday activities in the Jull Street Mall, Armadale.
18 Mar 2015 News in Brief - Free School Holiday activities
Let’s Fly a Kite Create and decorate your very own kite and enter our kite flying completion. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated kite and the longest flying kite. Suitable for children four years and over. Wednesday 8 April 2 – 4pm Seville Grove Library, 78 Champion Drive, Seville Grove Call 9399 0800 Harmonica Man Meet the Harmonica Man, a silent clown who communicates with his harmonica, magic and miming. This is a hilarious show for both children and adults. Suitable for children aged three years and up.
17 Mar 2015 News in Brief - Positive Ageing
Live well with Asthma Melanie Preen from the Asthma Foundation WA will discuss asthma and how to manage and maintain the symptoms, how to correctly administer medication and how to avoid triggers at this free session. Wednesday 1 April 1.30 – 2.30pm Armadale Library, Armadale Central Shopping Centre, Armadale Bookings are essential. Call 9399 0125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to secure your place.
16 Mar 2015 Premier to open landmark building in Armadale
Premier Colin Barnett will officially open the City of Armadale’s new government and Council office building in Jull Street on Monday 30 March. The four-storey, 5500 square metre complex will provide accommodation for over 200 government officers and some City of Armadale staff. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP said the new complex meets the growth requirements of the City of Armadale and will eventually be fully leased out when Council staff eventually come back together, into one administration building.
19 Mar 2015 Music continues to entertain at Jull Street Mall
Following rave reviews and positive community feedback the City of Armadale will continue its Music in the Mall series for another month. “Over the last six weeks we have showcased a range of musicians, many of whom are local, in the Jull Street Mall in an effort to liven the space on Friday afternoons,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP. “Mall users have enjoyed hot country banjo picking, the sounds of the Argentinean tango through to contemporary East African guitar.
10 Mar 2015 Running a successful home based business
Running a home based business can be lonely and demanding. As a solo operator, the owner plays all the major roles in making a business run. Flying Solo for Home Based Businesses and Networking is a half day workshop on Wednesday 18 March which will teach home based business owners how to generate revenue, the psychology and logistics of working from home, and how to set up your ‘back office’ to reduce time spent on administrative tasks.
9 Mar 2015 There’s more to the City’s libraries these days than just borrowing a book!
Libraries have changed from the dull old buildings of yesteryear, where people had to sit in the quiet while reading, and now offer a bright and friendly venue suitable for all age groups.
11 Mar 2015 Round 2 of Community Grants now open
The second round of the City’s Community Community Grants Program 2014 – 2015 will open on 23 March.
13 Mar 2015 City celebrates cultural diversity
The City of Armadale is proud to have a diverse community and will be hosting Harmony Week events to celebrate our multiculturalism.
3 Mar 2015 Twilight Markets on again
The Jull Street Mall will come alive on Friday 6 March from 5pm with multicultural food stalls, eclectic arts and craft, and music and entertainment for the whole family. The Twilight Markets are part of the City’s commitment to transforming the Jull Street Mall into a lively community space for the community. “We received great feedback from the community on the February Twilight Markets as well as some suggestions on how we can improve the event,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP.
4 Mar 2015 Bike Week
Celebrate Bike Week 2015 by getting the family out and take part in a leisurely guided mountain bike tour around sections of the Munda Biddi and Carinyah Trails in Karragullen on Sunday 22 March. A shuttle bus will collect you from the City of Armadale Administration Office and return you after the tour. Three tours are running across the day, departing Armadale at 8.30am, 10am and 11.30am. Each guided tour is approximately 45 minutes riding time on an easy terrain. Bikes and safety equipment are all provided, so all you need to bring is a bottle of water and sunscreen.
February
23 Feb 2015 KidSport Open Registration Day
The City of Armadale is holding a KidSport registration day on Tuesday 3 March, from 3 to 5pm at the Armadale Library to register kids for club sports instantly.
25 Feb 2015 City seeking volunteers for fun walking activity
The City of Armadale’s Visitor Centre is currently seeking to add to its pool of energetic, enthusiastic and passionate local volunteers to train as pole walking group leaders.
26 Feb 2015 Future of Armadale Golf Course
The City of Armadale is currently in negotiations with a potential operator for the Armadale Golf Course.
26 Feb 2015 Rowley Road Industrial Precinct
The development of the Rowley Road Industrial Precinct is set to continue as the City moves forward with the rezoning of the first stage of the future industrial area on the corner of Rowley Road and Tonkin Highway in Forrestdale.
27 Feb 2015 Norwegian Minister lays founding stone at Forrestdale Business Park
The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien has laid the foundation stone on Thursday 26 February for the new premises of Scottech Oilfield Services to be built at Forrestdale Business Park (FBP).
16 Feb 2015 Have you met The Dale?
Win a $5000 shopping spree in Armadale, or a range of great experiences, by exploring the various sights in the City of Armadale and uploading photos to the City of Armadale Facebook page.
17 Feb 2015 Compulsory microchipping of dogs
As of 1 November 2015 all dogs in the City of Armadale must be microchipped and registered.
19 Feb 2015 Bladder Incontinence doesn’t have to be a silent subject!
The City of Armadale in partnership with Armadale Health Service’s Continence Clinic hosted a seminar on Bladder Incontinence on Wednesday February 18 at the Piara Waters Pavilion.
20 Feb 2015 News in Brief
New website for City of Armadale, Free WiFi at the Champion Centre and Free Positive Ageing Sessions.
18 Feb 2015 Local Government Reform process ceases
The City of Armadale is now developing an exit strategy following the State Government’s decision to put its local government reform process on hold.
16 Feb 2015 Have you met The Dale?
Win a $5000 shopping spree in Armadale, or a range of great experiences, by exploring the various sights in the City of Armadale and uploading photos to the City of Armadale Facebook page. The City’s Get to know #TheDale campaign encourages residents, visitors, young and young at heart, to take in the incredible sights and scenes in and around the City of Armadale and share their best photo online.
10 Feb 2015 News in Brief
Loretta Hill and Better Beginnings Parent Workshop - Boogie Babes.
11 Feb 2015 Pause in Local Government Reform process
The City of Armadale is awaiting confirmation from the State Government before undertaking further work towards local government reform.
13 Feb 2015 Bedfordale Bushfires Brigade save 200 year old tree
The City of Armadale has an incredibly dedicated group of bushfire brigade volunteers who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty.
11 Feb 2015 Bushfire Survival Plan
Bushfires occur every summer and often start without warning. If you live in, or near, bushland developing and using a Bushfire Survival Plan is critical.
9 Feb 2015 Twilight Markets a success
The Jull Street Mall was alive with music, food and entertainment as the City of Armadale hosted its first Twilight Markets on Friday 6 February.
5 Feb 2015 Music in the Mall
The Jull Street Mall will come alive over summer with a regular Friday lunchtime music series from 6 February to 27 March.
4 Feb 2015 New Library website is a one-stop-shop
The City of Armadale’s new library website is a one-stop-shop for all your research needs.
2 Feb 2015 Councils working together to achieve reform
Staff from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, City of Armadale and Shire of Murray are preparing to implement structural and operational changes to meet Local Government Reform boundary changes on 1 July 2015.
2 Feb 2015 News in Brief
Performers at Twilight Markets, Richard Offen: Architecture of Armadale District Hall, Living with dementia, Solve your technology queries at the Library, Storytime
January
20 Jan 2015 City’s growth continues at a rapid rate
Population growth in Armadale continues at a high rate. Ten people a day are currently moving into the City and this number will rise to 16 people a day when the City of Armadale’s boundary changes to include the northern part of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale following Local Government Reform.
15 Jan 2015 Intergenerational Open Day at the Greendale Centre
Join us for an interactive morning of fun as the City of Armadale and the Greendale Centre partner with Playgroup WA to host an Intergenerational Playgroup Open Day, on Tuesday 20 January 2015 from 9 to 11am.
12 Jan 2015 Get physical at Armadale Aquatic Centre’s Boot Camp
The second series of Boot Camp at the Armadale Aquatic Centre will deliver a physically and mentally challenging program run by qualified, professional instructors.
15 Jan 2015 Review of wards and Councillor representation
The City of Armadale is calling for public comment on its review of wards and Councillor representation as a result of the State Government’s Metropolitan Local Government Reform (MLGR), which will take effect on 1 July 2015.
5 Jan 2015 News in Brief
Check out all of the awesome action we have happening across Armadale these summer school holidays!
5 Jan 2015 Armadale Libraries encourage young bookworms!
The City of Armadale is encouraging children to read more during the summer holidays by joining the Summer Reading Club.
5 Jan 2015 Summer fun at History House Museum
Looking for something interesting and different to keep the children occupied during the summer holidays?
7 Jan 2015 Family Fun in Armadale for Australia Day
In an annual Australian tradition you can celebrate Australia Day with a jam-packed evening of festivities and fireworks in Armadale.

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