28 Nov 2022 Carols by Candlelight and Christmas Parade back for 2022
The City of Armadale invites you to join in the festive spirit of the holiday season at the annual Carols by Candlelight and Christmas Parade on Saturday, 3 December. The evening kicks off at 5.30pm with the Christmas Parade through Jull Street Mall. Featuring a variety of colourful characters and performances by local community groups, the Christmas Parade is back for the first time since 2019 and provides an exciting spectacle for the young and imaginative.
21 Nov 2022 Being Sun Smart in Armadale
The City of Armadale is partnering with Cancer Council WA to promote SunSmart messaging in the community to raise awareness of the importance of protecting you, and your family from skin cancer*. As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to improving community health and wellbeing, a SunSmart space has been installed, complete with a sunscreen kiosk and additional umbrellas, at the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre.
7 Nov 2022 Acts of Kindness in Armadale
The City of Armadale is encouraging everyone to spread kindness whenever possible in the lead up to World Kindness Day this Sunday, 13 November 2022. City Mayor Ruth Butterfield said while awareness days shine a light on important themes, when it comes to kindness it can be the small everyday actions that have the most impact. “There are opportunities for kindness everywhere and usually the acts that have the most impact are with people you already know,” Mayor Butterfield said.
7 Nov 2022 Eating Brighter in the City of Armadale
The City of Armadale is partnering with Cancer Council WA’s LiveLighter program to encourage healthy eating and promote living a healthy lifestyle locally. The Eat Brighter campaign prompts people to buy, eat, cook and grow more colourful fruit and vegetables while highlighting ways to make small lifestyle changes to improve health by prioritising healthy eating and boosting physical activity.
5 Sep 2022 Winners of the 2022 Armadale Young Writers’ Awards Announced
Winners of the City’s 12th Armadale Young Writers’ Awards were announced at a presentation evening on Friday 2 September 2022. The awards were open to all students in years 3 - 12 who reside or attend school in the City of Armadale. Author Nadia L King assisted prospective entrants with their writing and storytelling skills at workshops held during May. This year’s awards attracted 130 entries, which were read by a panel of judges who complimented the high standard of talent and creativity, across all five age categories.
17 Aug 2022 City Welcomes Contractor Announcement on Flagship Viaduct Rail Project
The City welcomes yesterday’s State Government announcement that MetConnx will design and construct the rail viaduct in Armadale, including the train station and surrounding rail corridor, as part of METRONET'S $645million Byford Rail Extension project. The announcement also confirmed the planned 18-month shutdown of the Armadale Line to facilitate the transformation will now commence in late 2023. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield said that the new Armadale Train Station and rail corridor would play a significant role in the urban renewal of the city centre.
8 Aug 2022 Winners of the Outside the Frame Art Awards Announced
On Friday night, the community celebrated an exciting and fresh body of works by some of the best emerging young artists at the Armadale District Hall. The Outside the Frame exhibition is available to view for free every day until Sunday, 14 August 2022, from 11am to 4pm at the Armadale District Hall. The exhibition is the culmination of works for the Outside the Frame Art Awards featuring a body of thought-provoking works, sharing current trends and ideas from student artists in years 11 and 12 across Perth.
5 Aug 2022 Fostering a love of books with Armadale Writers' Festival
The Armadale Writers’ Festival is back for this year’s week-long feast of conversation, literature, and the sheer joy of words. For readers, aspiring writers, or anyone who loves a good yarn, the festival has it all. The festival runs from Saturday 10 September to Friday 16 September 2022 at key locations across the City of Armadale. Come along, be entertained and informed. Places are limited at these free sessions and  bookings are essential. Visit or call 9394 5125 to book your place.
2 Aug 2022 Pens at the ready for the Armadale Writers’ Award
Calling writers across Western Australia to enter the 2022 Armadale Writers’ Award. Now in its sixth year, the Armadale Writers’ Award is a creative writing competition open to all adult writers living in Western Australia. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield says the award exists to support and foster a love of writing within the community. “The Armadale Writers’ Award encourages aspiring writers to put pen to paper and share their story. The prizes provide an added incentive to push through any nerves or writer’s block,” said Mayor Butterfield.
29 Jul 2022 New Bedfordale Digs for local Community Shed
The Waterwheel Community Shed Inc. (formerly the Roleystone Community Men’s Shed) has a new home at the former fire station in Bedfordale. The non-gender specific community organisation moved to the Brian O’Neill Reserve Community Centre, at 2 Waterwheel Road, this week following necessary building alterations by the City. Originally built in 1985, the old fire station was extended in 1994. In 2021, it became available as a community facility following the relocation of the Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to a purpose-built fire station.
5 Jul 2022 Trifecta Win for Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC)
The City’s AFAC facility was recognised for operational excellence at the recent WA Aquatic Recreation Industry (ARI) Awards taking home both the Sustainability and Watch Around Water Facility of the Year Awards. AFAC’s Jonathan Shapcott was recognised at an individual level being named Aquatic Supervisor of the Year for his advanced skills in and around water coupled with his immense work ethic.
27 Jun 2022 NAIDOC Week Goes Virtual
The City’s NAIDOC week celebrations are going virtual with a number of sessions live streaming from the Champion Centre from 3-10 July. This year’s theme Get up! Stand Up! Show Up! acknowledges and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. The theme invites us all to work together to lead and action real transformation.
24 May 2022 Thank You Armadale
Our Armadale Arts Festival has wound up for 2022. We are grateful to our audiences, artists, performers, sponsors, and volunteers for their commitment, passion and support to bring such an exciting arts program to the community. We had countless moments of joy throughout the festival with many highlights, including: The Armadale Arts Festival Community Choir performed the finale event on Sunday 15 May. Festival Artist, Bree Hartley said the choir gave a great sense of local connection:
23 May 2022 2022 FOCUS Photographic Competition Winners Announced
Winners of the FOCUS photographic competition were announced at the Armadale Library on Saturday 21 May 2022. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield gave out the prizes at an award presentation attended by councillors, judges, award winners, and their families. Mayor Butterfield said the competition records another layer of the City’s history and that the quality of photographs submitted to this year’s competition are testament to photographs being able to capture more than outward appearances.
13 May 2022 Seadragonz Swim School – A Switched On Business
Seadragonz Swim School in Forrestdale has won a Switched On Business Award for their commitment to environmental sustainability and for reducing the environmental footprint of their business. Lari McDonald, owner of Seadragonz Swim School, was awarded the Switched On Business Award by City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield.
10 May 2022 Council alliance welcome Labor and Liberal $10 million river health vow
The South East Corridor Councils Alliance (SECCA) has welcomed election pledges from the federal Labor and Liberal parties who have both recently promised to invest $10 million into restoring the health of the Canning River.   SECCA, an alliance between the cities of Canning, Armadale, Gosnells and the Town of Victoria Park, launched the Restoring our Rivers campaign in January to lobby the Federal Government for $10 million to restore rivers impacted by overdevelopment. 
2 May 2022 2022 Minnawarra Art Award Winners Announced
Winners of the 2022 Minnawarra Art Awards, sharing a $25,000 prize pool, were announced at the exhibition opening night on Friday 29 April. Mayor Butterfield said the professionally curated exhibition provides viewers with high calibre and diverse artworks. “There is something for everyone in this year’s exhibition from sculptures and clay to a range of paintings, and contemporary photographs. It’s great to see that around 20% of the exhibition come from local artists making this a must-see event for our community,” said Mayor Butterfield.
29 Apr 2022 Funding Pledged for New Roleystone Fire Station
The City of Armadale is set to receive a boost to its emergency services facilities if a Morrison Government is re-elected, thanks to a $2.2 million Federal funding pledge for the new Roleystone Fire Station at Springdale Park. Mayor Ruth Butterfield said today’s welcome announcement will assist the City to deliver a new, modern, fit-for-purpose facility that local fire-fighting volunteers and the community can be proud of.
29 Apr 2022 Calling Young Writers to the 2022 Armadale Young Writers’ Awards
The City of Armadale is again calling aspiring young writers to put pen to paper and enter the Armadale Young Writers’ Awards. 2022 is the 12th year of the Armadale Young Writers’ Awards which was established to encourage excellence in creative writing, and is open to all students from Year 3 through to Year 12 who live or attend school within the City of Armadale. There are five categories for prose entries with a first prize of $200, second prize of $150, and third prize of $100 awarded in each category. Entries will be judged in the following categories:
13 Apr 2022 $1.6M Outstanding Bike Track Opens in Armadale
A $1.6M bike facility was today officially opened by City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield and Armadale MLA Tony Buti The new state-of-the-art bike track at John Dunn Challenge Park caters for cycle-based activities for a wide range of ages and abilities The facility offers pump tracks for beginner and advanced riders, jump tracks at beginner, intermediate and advanced/extreme levels, skills loop, bike playground, and a mountain bike skills trail around the park’s perimeter
1 Apr 2022 Armadale Arts Festival – A Celebration of Creativity
Art and creativity will be the heart of the annual Armadale Arts Festival when it kicks off later this month. Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield said this year’s festival which runs from Friday 29 April through to Sunday 15 May delivers an exciting program of live music, visual arts and craft, literature and culture, while showcasing incredible local home-grown talent.
1 Mar 2022 Bin tagging aims to boost recycling quality
In an effort to tackle waste contamination, the City of Armadale has re-started its community bin tagging education program. The program involves a quick visual check of the contents of households’ general waste and recycling bins at randomly selected properties across the City. City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the bin tagging program allows for direct feedback to households via tags attached to bin handles. “We understand it can be difficult to navigate all of the information about what can and can’t be put in bins,” said Mayor Butterfield.
22 Feb 2022 Free Family Movies in March
The City of Armadale’s much loved Movies in March is back. This free outdoor cinema experience is held in various parks across the City, and is a great way to spend a night with family and friends. Movies in March operates under COVID-Safe principles set by WA Health. Friday 11 March – Flight of the Navigator (PG), Rushton Park Oval, Kelmscott  An ice cream and coffee van will be onsite, or why not support the fundraising sausage sizzle from the Kelmscott Agricultural Society?
17 Feb 2022 The Black Cockatoo is Back at Armadale Settlers Common
Scientists warn we are facing a biodiversity crisis. While biodiversity loss can mean worldwide extinction for some species, at a local level it can mean reduction or loss of species in a certain habitat. Part of the City of Armadale’s bushland reserve management includes monitoring fauna and flora, seed collection, revegetation, monitoring feral animals, and managing dieback.
14 Feb 2022 $700,000 Funding Boost for Gwynne Park Pavilion
The City of Armadale has been successful in securing State Government funding for the redevelopment of the pavilion at Gwynne Park. Up to $700,000 will be made available through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSCI) Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Funding (CSRFF) grant for 2022 - 2023. The CSRFF funding of $700,000 will go towards the $4.285m redevelopment of the pavilion scheduled to begin in 2022-23.
10 Feb 2022 City of Armadale becomes first WA Council to sign up for Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) Education Program
The City of Armadale is the first council in Western Australia to partner with Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) to deliver a plastic waste reduction education program to local schools. Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the partnership with POA reaffirms the City’s commitment to reduce waste and minimise its environmental footprint.
10 Feb 2022 Let’s Connect Armadale Expo
Get connected at the City’s Let’s Connect Armadale Expo on Friday 18 February 2022 at the Armadale District Hall. Learn about a wide range of local organisations and services, including:
8 Feb 2022 Local Artist Recognised
Local Artist Bree Hartley has been named the 2022 Armadale Arts Festival Artist by the Armadale Arts Festival Artist Panel and will co-ordinate a community choir during this year’s festival. Bree said she’s delighted to share her love of performing arts while coordinating a project with community at its heart.
3 Feb 2022 New Pavilion at Creyk Park Opened
Creyk Pavilion was officially opened today by City of Armadale Mayor, Ruth Butterfield. This major infrastructure project provides the community with a multi-purpose facility to accommodate senior sport and community activity across the Kelmscott community. The new 850m2 pavilion includes a main hall, multi-purpose room, club rooms, four all gender change rooms, along with facilities to support the use of the oval, including cricket nets. The works at Creyk Park in Kelmscott were completed in January 2022.
28 Jan 2022 Councils Call on Federal Government for Funding Boost to Save Rivers
The South East Corridor Councils Alliance (SECCA) this week spearheaded an advocacy campaign seeking $10 million in Federal Government funding to restore the Canning, Southern and Wungong rivers. SECCA, an alliance between the cities of Canning, Armadale, Gosnells and the Town of Victoria Park, is driving the Restoring our Rivers campaign to reduce the environmental impact of urbanisation on rivers.
27 Jan 2022 City Recognises Community Citizens of the Year on Australia Day
On 26 January, the City of Armadale hosted the Community Citizen of the Year Awards to recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of local heroes. Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the awards provide the perfect opportunity for the City to publicly celebrate those who go above and beyond for their community and congratulates this year's winners for their valued contributions. The 2022 Community Citizen of the Year Award recipients are:
14 Jan 2022 Do you need help setting up the new ServiceWA app?
The City is hosting drop-in sessions across our three libraries to help you set up the new ServiceWA app on your smart phone or tablet. ServiceWA is the WA’s Government’s new app that allows people to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, check in at businesses and venues with SafeWA, and access their G2G Pass for interstate travel all in the one place and was launched to streamline compliance requirements for when our border reopens on 5 February 2022.
10 Jan 2022 Family Fun at City’s Australia Day Community Event
This Australia Day, head down to Minnawarra Park for the City of Armadale’s alcohol-free, family-friendly community event. City of Armadale Mayor, Ruth Butterfield said she was looking forward to the community coming together to enjoy the live entertainment, fireworks, and family fun activities to be held across both Minnawarra and Memorial Parks.

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