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Recent Media Releases

May
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.   
April
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.
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.
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.

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