18 Dec 2020 Local wins Switch your thinking Young Re-inventor of the Year competition
City of Armadale local Kayla Bongers has won first place in the secondary school category of Switch your thinking’s Young Re-inventor of the Year competition. The 2020 Switch your thinking competition theme was Future Food, with entrants asked to submit their invention with photos and a brief description. Entries were judged on criteria including: relevance to the theme, waste reduction and practicality.
14 Dec 2020 New look Australia Day in the City of Armadale
Australia Day is expected to look a little different than usual around the country in 2021 as the wider community continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Instead of the City of Armadale’s annual event in Minnawarra Park, we’re encouraging you to enjoy activities in your own home, so that we can ensure everyone’s safety on the day. We’ll have your entertainment sorted as the City partners with 107.3 Heritage FM to provide a live Australia Day broadcast on Tuesday, 26th January. Listeners can tune in from midday through to 9pm.
30 Nov 2020 Forward works at Roleystone Theatre redevelopment set to get underway
Forward works will begin in January to mark the first stage of the City of Armadale’s Roleystone Theatre redevelopment. In order to reduce the overall project timeline, a forward works package (partial demolition) was awarded to Focus Demolition and Asbestos Removal. The forward works will run concurrently with the finalisation of the design and documentation work for the theatre proper. This will ensure that there can be an immediate start once the tender for construction is awarded.
27 Nov 2020 City launches COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program
The City of Armadale is pleased to launch its COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program – 2020/2021. The grants program will support community led programs and activities that are focused on reviving community services, promoting wellbeing and enabling the community to resume active, connected lives in a post COVID environment. Grants will range from $2000-5000. “Our City is fortunate to have some wonderful community organisations and volunteers providing a range of activities and projects,” said Mayor Ruth Butterfield.
24 Nov 2020 City welcomes start of METRONET Byford Rail Extension
The City of Armadale welcomes the State Government’s decision to add the proposed ‘viaduct’ option to the tender process for the METRONET extension to Byford. In November, the City wrote to the Transport and Planning Minister, Rita Saffioti, with details of a business case for the viaduct proposal. The business case set out the significant increase to the number of jobs, residential population, student numbers and private sector investment that would be catalysed in the City of Armadale by the viaduct (railroad) solution.
23 Nov 2020 Armadale Writers’ Award winners announced
Three budding writers from across Perth were awarded for their creative prose at the Armadale Writers’ Awards presentation, held on Friday, November 20. The annual competition, launched in 2017, was open to adult writers across the Perth metropolitan area and the wider Western Australian community. The winning entrants shared in a prize pool of $2600. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield congratulated the winners on their creative pieces and thanked those from across Perth and Western Australia who entered the competition.
6 Nov 2020 Cross Park Cricket and Netball Pavilion marks official opening
In a win for the people of Roleystone, the Cross Park Cricket and Netball Pavilion was officially opened on Friday, November 6 and is now ready to service the needs of sports lovers across the community.
30 Oct 2020 Community Liaison Officers get green light
Daily community liaison patrols will commence from Sunday, 1st November in the Jull Street Mall, following the appointment of Southern Cross Protection services. At an Ordinary Council Meeting, held in September, Council authorised additional operational expenditure from the 2020/2021 budget for security personnel who will provide customer services to visitors and the local community over the upcoming holiday period.
1 Oct 2020 Community update - 2020 Hawkers Markets and Christmas Parade
Based on the WA Government’s new directions for public events over 500 people, released on September 18, the City of Armadale has reluctantly made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hawkers Markets and Christmas Parade. The Hawkers Markets are held annually at Memorial Park, attracting approximately 2000 people per night, while the City’s Christmas Parade is held in the Jull Street Mall and precedes the Carols by Candlelight event in Memorial Park.
24 Sep 2020 Shared path connects cyclists and pedestrians
Stage 1 of a new $4.3 million pedestrian and bike path recently completed in Armadale will see numerous transport and wellbeing benefits and significantly improve connectivity and safety for the local community. The project, which was jointly funded by the State Government through the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program and the City of Armadale, provides a safer path for pedestrians and cyclists.
17 Sep 2020 Bedfordale Fire Station funding secured
Construction on the Bedfordale Fire Station will soon be underway after the City of Armadale Council endorsed a recommendation to draw on the City’s Freehold Sale Capital Works Reserve Fund to cover the shortfall. $248,000 will be allocated to the development and construction of the facility, expected to be operational by early 2021. Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the City was disappointed its request for additional Local Government Grant Scheme (LGGS) Capital Grants from Department Fire and Emergency Services was unsuccessful.
15 Sep 2020 City of Armadale to celebrate Australian Citizenship Day 17 September
The City of Armadale will welcome 58 new citizens at Australian citizenship ceremonies on Thursday, September 17 as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2020
10 Sep 2020 Trees successfully relocated to Frye Park
The City of Armadale has successfully relocated six trees to Frye Park, brought on by the Metronet-driven Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project. As civil works progress towards the implementation of the level crossing for the Armadale train line, it was imperative that the City acted quickly to relocate several street trees.
9 Sep 2020 Perth Hills backdrop provides inspiration for artists
The stunning natural backdrop of the Perth Hills is the main inspiration behind Robert Walker and Ruth de Vos’ artwork, as they look forward to one of the City of Armadale’s premier Spring into Armadale events. They are just some of the local artists who will open their studio doors to the public during the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail that runs from Friday, 11 September – Sunday, 20 September.
7 Sep 2020 Winners announced: Armadale Young Writers’ Awards 2020
Fifteen local school aged writers were awarded for writing excellence at the 2020 Armadale Young Writers’ Awards presentation ceremony, held Friday, September 4, at the City of Armadale Administration Building. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Armadale Young Writers’ Awards, which are held to encourage and recognise the writing creativity of young people across the City.
2 Sep 2020 City employee wins Young Professional of the Year Award at PLA WA Awards of Excellence
Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre employee, Damon Lee, has taken out the David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award for 2020 at the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) WA Awards of Excellence.
28 Aug 2020 Kaleidoscope of colour promised for 2020 Spring into Armadale event
Get set for a kaleidoscope of colour as the City of Armadale blooms to life with its Spring into Armadale festival, underway from September 1 until 30 November 2020. 
26 Aug 2020 Update on the 2020 Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run
Based on the State Government’s decision to extend COVID-19 Phase 4 restrictions and related guidelines, the City of Armadale has reluctantly made the decision to cancel the 2020 Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run.
5 Aug 2020 Expressions of interest invited for the City of Armadale’s Community Grants – Round 1
Do you know that financial support is available to community groups?  Expressions of interest are now invited for the City of Armadale’s Community Grants – Round 1.  Community groups can apply for grants ranging from $1000 to $5000, depending on the category, for projects that benefit local residents. Projects that support community recovery from COVID-19 will be highly regarded. 
28 Jul 2020 New Inner-City TAFE Campus in Armadale
Dust off your notebooks and sharpen your pencils Armadale, because the City has just been announced as the home of a new state of the art TAFE facility!   The City of Armadale welcomes this week’s announcement made by Premier Mark McGowan on plans to construct a new inner city TAFE in Armadale. The new $22.6m Armadale campus will consolidate the campus in one, state of the art facility, which will enhance the opportunities available to locals to further their education and acquire additional skills and training.   
7 Jul 2020 City freezes rates and provides concessions
The City of Armadale acknowledges its role in the whole of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To minimise the economic and social impacts on our community, the City of Armadale is freezing rate revenue for the 2020/2021 budget, meaning no rate payer will pay more than last year. According to Mayor Ruth Butterfield, as a result of Council action, 20,879 residents will have a decrease, and 16,311 residents that would otherwise have had an increase will be granted a concession to keep their rates the same as last year.
24 Jun 2020 Armadale District Hall a finalist in 2020 WA Heritage Awards
The Armadale District Hall has been named as a finalist in the 2020 WA Heritage Awards
5 Jun 2020 Update on Federal funding
In May, the City of Armadale submitted a $150 million list of urgently needed projects that included community buildings, local roads and paths, for consideration of Federal economic stimulus funding, in the wake of COVID-19.  We recently received notification we will receive $953,448 toward eligible projects. The funding comes with a strict set of criteria, including the requirement that projects must be completed by June 30, 2021.  
21 May 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 21 May 2020
While the impacts of COVID-19 have made it difficult to celebrate the work of our volunteers in person, it is important to recognise the valued contribution that they make to our community. 
18 May 2020 City Launches ‘Localised’ platform
The City of Armadale is proud to launch ‘Localised’, a new online platform, specifically designed to support the City’s local business community. An initiative of the City of Armadale, in collaboration with the Business Armadale Chamber of Commerce, ‘Localised’ is available to all local businesses in the Armadale area, and is free to join and use. “A strong local economy is essential to supporting a vibrant community,” said Mayor Ruth Butterfield.
18 May 2020 National Award Winners – Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC)
Continuing to exceed expectations, the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC) has taken out the Social and Community Infrastructure Award at the 2020 National Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awards. The ceremony was held by virtual broadcast from Sydney on 12 May. Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the latest award is a testament to the innovative and high quality design of the facility. “Visitors are welcomed by the striking architecture, offset against the bushland setting. It’s an impressive facility which has proven extremely popular with our community.”
13 May 2020 City outlines cautious steps to recovery
The City of Armadale will undertake a cautious and staged approach to re-opening its facilities. At this time, the Armadale Aquatic and Fitness Centre (AFAC), which includes pool facilities and fitness classes will remain closed.
13 May 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 13 May 2020
It’s hard to believe how much things have changed. The impacts of COVID-19 have been wide ranging and even though it may seem like our lives have been on hold, the City has continued to plan for the future, and ensure essential services we rely on, continued to be delivered.
7 May 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 7 May 2020
With Mothers’ Day approaching and gatherings of ten people now being allowed, it’s the perfect time to show our mums, grandmothers or those significant people in our lives, just how much we care.  If you’re looking for that perfect gift for mum, our City’s businesses have plenty of ideas so you can shop local and support local business. While we might not be able to hug our mums or grandmothers at the moment, we can show our love in other ways.  Grab takeaway coffee and cake, or lunch from a local eatery and head to one of our wonderful parks for a picnic with your mum.
1 May 2020 City partners with Gwynne Park Primary School to deliver school activity packs
The City of Armadale has partnered with Gwynne Park Primary School this week to deliver school work packs to more than 2000 students in the Armadale area.    Gwynne Park Primary School Principal Sam Prodonovich was joined by Mayor Ruth Butterfield, Minnawarra Ward councillors Cr Gary Smith and Cr Kerry Busby and school staff on Tuesday morning.    The City donated stationary and activity packs as well as the provision of a City vehicle and a driver to support the school, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   
28 Apr 2020 City funding supports Centre for Stories program
The City of Armadale has awarded the Centre for Stories a community grant to go towards an after-school storytelling program, ‘Stories for the Future.’ Founded in 2015 by John and Caroline Wood, the Centre for Stories is a vibrant, inclusive literary arts and cultural organisation. The ‘Stories for the Future’ program will be open to students from all colleges and senior high schools within the City of Armadale, and is designed to encourage participation from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
28 Apr 2020 St Matthew’s Anglican Church awarded with Community Grant
The City of Armadale has awarded St Matthew’s Anglican Church a $5,000 Community Grant toward its Emergency Food Relief Program. The City’s 2019/2020 Community Grants Program is designed to support activities that enrich local communities, funding new initiatives and projects for non-profit and incorporated community groups. “St Matthew’s Anglican Church carries out extremely important work in our community and we are very pleased to be able to offer them this funding,” said City of Armadale Mayor, Ruth Butterfield.
23 Apr 2020 Mayor's Message - Commemorating ANZAC Day at Home
This year will be an ANZAC Day like no other. There will be no dawn services with people huddling together in the darkness, no mid-morning marches to the local memorials and our streets will be empty, amid the coronavirus outbreak. We might be apart this year, but there are still ways for us to stay connected to help commemorate ANZAC Day 2020. TAKE PART IN A COMMUNITY ODE and record your immediate family reciting The Ode and posting it to social media. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
21 Apr 2020 City re-engages casual workers to support community
The City of Armadale has been able to re-engage some casual staff from the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC) and Armadale Libraries to support community services in the City in the wake of COVID-19. With the AFAC centre and City libraries closed until further notice, a number of the City’s casual staff have been called upon to assist, delivering services to elderly and vulnerable residents. The City recently completed a skills audit to determine where its casual workforce could be redirected to provide frontline support and keep essential services running.
21 Apr 2020 City of Armadale Libraries commence door-to-door service
Designed to support elderly and vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s Library staff will deliver books and other library assets for loan to members’ doorsteps.
15 Apr 2020 City of Armadale 'Localise' to support local business community
The City of Armadale will unveil a new online platform in the coming weeks, specifically designed to support the City’s local business community. ‘Localised’, is an initiative of the City of Armadale, in collaboration with the Business Armadale Chamber of Commerce. The platform is available to all local businesses in the Armadale area and is free to join and use.
8 Apr 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 8 April 2020
Supporting our community.
6 Apr 2020 City’s response to COVID-19
The City of Armadale has implemented a number of initiatives to assist in the active response to COVID-19, supporting schools, local businesses and not-for-profit community groups. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield said it was important the City took an active role in the COVID-19 response and recovery. “As a local government organisation, it’s important for us to direct resources to assist those in the community who need help the most.
31 Mar 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 31 March 2020
Some words from the Mayor as the Federal government’s newest social distancing rules impact the City’s outdoor facilities. 
25 Mar 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 25 March 2020
Some words from the Mayor as the City transitions to online service delivery.
25 Mar 2020 City transitions to virtual and online services
All essential and key services will remain operational at the City of Armadale – with most services transitioned to phone, online and digital platforms. Supporting directives from the Federal and State Governments, the City will close all community facilities to the public and those buildings that house administration staff, effective at midnight tonight. Services will still be provided to you, just in a different way.
24 Mar 2020 Essential services continue to operate in Armadale
The City of Armadale is determined to support its community by continuing to deliver essential services to residents and businesses.
23 Mar 2020 Mayor's Message to the Community - 23 March 2020
This is a moment in time like no other we have experienced.
19 Mar 2020 A Message from Mayor Ruth Butterfield
We are in this together, and we’ll get through this together.
18 Mar 2020 Our Commitment to Safety and Wellbeing
The last week has been extraordinarily difficult for the world and in the last few days, even more difficult as the coronavirus continues to evolve closer to home.
17 Mar 2020 Local government talent recognised
Western Australia’s most talented public works professionals were recognised on Friday 13th March at an awards evening held in Fremantle, where the City of Armadale brought home gold in the Excellence in Innovation category for its Croydon Road Roleystone Rehabilitation project.
13 Mar 2020 Jull Street Mall
The continued growth in the City of Armadale brings with it many challenges and a current issue is the concerns in relation to the City Centre, and in particular the Jull Street Mall.
12 Mar 2020 Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre turns one
Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC) has set the benchmark in gym and aquatic experiences since opening one year ago, so it’s no surprise it’s continuing to take its services to the next level.
28 Feb 2020 Armadale wins Master Builders Best Practice Award
Armadale continues to set the bar high, taking home the Local Government Best Practice Award at the recent 2020 Bankwest Master Builders Housing Excellence Awards.
14 Feb 2020 Youth having a ball
Youth sports programs encourage teamwork, active lifestyles, and a goal oriented outlook. Now in its fourth year, the Armadale NightFields program continues to be a popular after school activity.
17 Feb 2020 Flick of a spade at future flash facility
Ground was officially broken today, with the flick of a spade, to mark the commencement of work on Novelli Pavilion in Piara Waters.
28 Jan 2020 Minnawarra Park transformed into an Australiana extravaganza
Minnawarra and Memorial parks were transformed into a tapestry of Australiana, when over 30,000 Australia Day goers descended upon Armadale to embrace everything that is great about our country.
23 Jan 2020 Help conserve our natural environment and win a Cockatube
Help improve biodiversity and the health of our treasured natural environment and go into the draw to win a Cockatube by signing up to the City of Armadale’s new Habitat Links program.
17 Jan 2020 Celebrate our great southern land this Australia Day
There’s plenty of reasons to get out of the house this Australia Day and celebrate everything that makes this country great! This year’s City of Armadale activities will kick off from 5pm, when Minnawarra Park will transform into a family friendly zone from 5 to 9.30pm on Sunday 26 January.

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