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ANZAC Service on Sunday 22 April

The City of Melville and the Applecross RSL Sub-Branch invite the community to the 2018 Anzac Commemorative and Dedication Service which shall be held on Sunday, 22 April 2018 at City of Melville Civic Centre Main Hall.

16 April 2018

Be Fit for Life Competition

Enter our competition and go in to the draw to win one of four 3-month Healthy Life memberships!

Nominate Your Friendly Neighbour – Submissions open

As part of celebrations for Neighbour Day the City of Melville is asking the community to nominate their great neighbours for a Friendly Neighbour Award for a chance to win one of five $100 gift vouchers.

26 March 2018

Neighbourhood Watch WA awards City Gold Award

Neighbourhood Watch WA (NHW) has presented Melville with the Local Government Participation Gold Award, recognising the City’s involvement and support of the NHW program in the community.

09 March 2018

AH Bracks Library Temporarily Closes for Renovations

AH Bracks Library will temporarily close from Monday, 19 March 2018 until September 2018 while it undergoes renovation works to upgrade and modernise the library space.

23 February 2018

Water & Stone at Heathcote

Navigations of Jellyfish will take us on an exploration of the Swan River at Water & Stone, a new exhibition that will open at the Heathcote Museum & Gallery on Friday, 23 March 2018.

12 February 2018

Melville calls to businesses to help with Safety Project

Local businesses are invited to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to join a Business Community Reference Group (BCRG) who will assist the City of Melville design and implement a Business Safety Project.

05 February 2018

Audit program to offer a helping hand for FOGO trial residents

The City of Melville is working with the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) and the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC), to help provide more feedback and education to a number of households participating in the 3-bin FOGO trial through a bin auditing education program.

29 January 2018

Melville celebrates 2018 Community Citizens of the Year

One community group and three outstanding residents were recognised and presented with Awards at the City of Melville’s 2018 Australia Day celebrations event where the Community Citizen of the Year Awards and a Citizenship Ceremony were held.

29 January 2018

Limestone Summer Music Concerts Finale

Some of Perth’s best cover bands will perform at the City of Melville’s final Limestone Concert Series held on Sunday, 28 January and Sunday, 25 February 2018. The free, family friendly concerts, offer two unmissable, relaxing evenings, set within the unique Limestone Amphitheatre in Booragoon.

15 January 2018

Road works to commence on Marmion St

The City wishes to notify the public that road works will commence on Marmion Street from Justinian Street to Rome Road from Monday, 15 January 2018, with scheduled completion by Monday, 16 April 2018.

Authorised Inquiry – City of Melville

The City of Melville received notification today of the authorisation of an inquiry under section 8.3(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act).

29 November 2017

Road works to commence on Reynolds Road

The City wishes to notify the public that road works will commence on Reynolds Road, from Bombard Street to Crest Avenue, on Monday, 4 of December 2017, with completion scheduled by Thursday, 15 February 2018.

24 November 2017

Hand to Heart breaking the barriers of isolation for older people

A pilot community program called Hand to Heart has officially launched in the City of Melville, assisting older people experiencing isolation to reconnect with their local community.

23 November 2017

Mayor’s Valued Citizens rack up over 300 years of service

The City’s annual Volunteer Recognition Function was held on Friday, 10 November, with 300 guests attending the prestigious award presentation at Wireless Hill Park in Booragoon.

13 November 2017

Memory Café celebrates first birthday

The Memory Café reached its first milestone during Seniors Week (29 October to 5 November), celebrating a successful first year making a difference to the lives of those living with dementia in our community.

13 November 2017

Protect your home from Asbestos

The City of Melville’s highest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of its residents and with November marked as Asbestos Awareness Month, it is an opportunity to educate residents and local business owners about the appropriate actions to take when disposing of asbestos waste.

09 November 2017

Is it done yet? Are you food safe?

The City of Melville is encouraging the community to get involved and complete a Food Safety quiz as part of the 2017 Australian Food Safety Week on 11 to 18 November.

09 November 2017

Business Events Season Closes for 2017

The City has closed its business events season for 2017 with planning already underway for 2018, following a sell-out business breakfast last week that focused on social media marketing.

01 November 2017

LeisureFit Gets In The Zone

The City’s LeisureFit members will soon have a powerful new tool to assist them in their health and Fitness goals with the introduction of MyZone, a group heartrate tracking system at LeisureFit Booragoon.

27 October 2017

City of Melville Leads the Nation in Business Excellence

The City of Melville has received the prestigious Excellence Prize Award, becoming only the third ever Australian organisation to achieve this level of recognition for Business Excellence in 30 years.

25 October 2017

Local Government Election Results 2017

The 2017 local government elections have closed with three new councillors elected and four re-elected including a two year term filled as an extraordinary election alongside the usual election.

23 October 2017

City of Melville presents the inaugural Merge Festival

The City of Melville is proud to present Merge Festival, a one day spectacle designed to bring the community together to indulge in pop up venues, roving performers, art, family fun, markets, street food, live music and more. After months of collaborative planning, Booragoon’s Civic Square Precinct will be transformed into a bustling festival village from 1:00pm – 9:00pm on Saturday 18 November.

16 October 2017

Corruption and Crime Commission Finalises Investigation

The City of Melville has welcomed a recent notification by the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) clearing City Officer Mr Todd Cahoon, Manager Healthy Melville, of allegations he engaged in serious misconduct and received a benefit in relation to his work.

06 October 2017

FOGO Is Set To Go

The City is all set to go for the rollout of its 3-bin Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) trial next week (9 October 2017) to around 7,000 residences in select areas within the City of Melville.

04 October 2017

Reaching out to Socially Isolated Older People

Volunteers are being sought for a new community service aimed at assisting socially isolated older people to connect with relevant activities, services and interests.

21 September 2017

Safer Melville Super Hero

The City of Melville invites the community to take an active role in creating safe and secure communities by participating in free activities, events and workshops during Safer Melville Month throughout October.

19 September 2017

City’s Youth Sporting Stars Receive Scholarships

Eighteen of the City’s brightest sporting stars were awarded Youth Sports Scholarships (YSS) that aim to support, nurture and enhance outstanding sporting abilities at a celebratory presentation held at LeisureFit Booragoon on Wednesday, 13 September.

15 September 2017

41st People’s Choice Art Awards Winner Announced

A passionate farmer’s daughter from the regional town of Xantippe, near Dalwallinu has been voted as the Murdoch University People’s Choice Award winner in the City of Melville Annual Art Awards, with her artwork The Decaying Kind #3. Lara Sawyer was one of 250 artists who submitted work in this year’s exhibition which attracted over 1200 visitors.

13 September 2017

City of Melville leads the way in Reconciliation

The City of Melville is the first local government in Western Australia to release a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), representing the third stage in a series of four as outlined in the reconciliation program by Reconciliation Australia.

06 September 2017

Winners Announced at Art Awards Opening Night

The City of Melville’s 2017 Art Awards take you on a journey through seascapes and streetscapes, to the far reaches of our diverse country and bring you back home again, according to this year’s Judges Mark Parfitt, Mark Stewart and Jo Darbyshire.

28 August 2017

Bull Creek Library Temporarily Closes for Renovations

Bull Creek Library will temporarily close on Monday, 4 September 2017 as comprehensive renovation works commence to upgrade and modernise the Library space. The new look Library is scheduled to re-open mid-November 2017.

18 August 2017

Discover ‘Creative Melville’ with the City’s Inaugural Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail

Over 24 studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives (ARI’s) will open their doors over the first weekend of September for the inaugural City of Melville Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail.

18 August 2017

Heathcote registrations of interest

The City of Melville is seeking Registrations of Interest (ROI) from a range of diverse organisations and individuals to help us create a ‘must visit destination’ at the unique Heathcote site, located on the Swan River foreshore at Applecross.

17 August 2017

Election Caretaker Period Policy Approved

At an Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, a new Council Policy Election Caretaker Period was adopted by Council, effectively preventing any major decisions to be passed through Council during an election campaign period, supporting the City to continue to operate in a responsible and transparent manner.

17 August 2017

Safer Melville Plan Launched

The City of Melville has launched its Safer Melville Plan for 2017-2021 following endorsement by the Safer Melville Advisory Committee (SMAC) on 19 July 2017.

15 August 2017

International speaker on Dementia returns to the City

The City is pleased to announce the return of renowned speaker and educator Michael Verde later this month, who will be speaking at three free events on Dementia hosted by the City in partnership with Alzheimer’s WA and Attitudinal Healing.

17 July 2017

Safer Melville, Safe Communities

The City of Melville and WA Police (WAPOL) have reconfirmed their commitment to working together, signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that focuses on a shared goal to continue to support Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) and proactively achieve a Safer Melville.

07 July 2017

South East Premier Play Space Project

The City has been exploring options for a significant playground in the Leeming and Bull Creek area. The intention of this project is to provide high quality recreational and gathering space for the Bull Creek and Leeming communities (the south-east neighbourhood).

06 July 2017

Dome Commences Demolition at Deep Water Point

A lease agreement between the City of Melville and the Dome Group has now been formalised, making way for works to commence on the construction of a new Café at the iconic Deep Water Point.

30 June 2017

Melville adopts 2017-2018 Budget

The adoption of the City of Melville’s 2017-2018 Budget last week (Thursday, 22 June 2017), has secured $34.9 million in funding for important works projects, ensured the ongoing provision of more than 200 vital community products and services and confirmed an average residential rate increase of 2.2%, however due to other movements in the rates base the total rates income is estimated to increase by a lesser amount of 1.9%.

29 June 2017

Winter Sports and Swimming Enrolments Open

With July school holidays nearly upon us, parents and guardians of kids aged between 10 months and 12 years are being encouraged to sign up now for Term Three sports and swimming lessons at LeisureFit.

20 June 2017

Calling Melville’s youth – how would you spend $3,000?

Voting has opened for Youth Pitch the City’s first participatory budgeting initiative that empowers young people to decide how to spend $3,000 making Melville an even better place for 12 to 25 year olds.

01 June 2017

Safer Melville Survey Results Released

The City of Melville has been identified as a safe place to live, work and study among results from a recent community safety and crime prevention survey.

30 May 2017

Easy parking now available in Melville

The City of Melville is excited to announce a new electronic option for parking payments, giving motorists, visitors, workers and shoppers the added option to pay for parking via their phones when visiting Melville.

25 May 2017

Project Robin Hood Gives Away $100,000!

The votes are in and the City of Melville is proud to congratulate the eight projects who will receive funding through Project Robin Hood III, a participatory budgeting scheme that asked the community to choose how to spend $100,000.

25 May 2017

Willagee Residents to Benefit from New Residential Project

The suburb of Willagee has been transforming since the adoption of the Willagee Structure Plan by the Council in 2013. Last night (Tuesday, 16 May 2017) it was given another boost when the Council approved the new residential housing development project at the former Carawatha Primary School site, to progress.

17 May 2017

Urban Forest Plan Progresses

The first of three parts of an Urban Forest Strategic Plan was endorsed by City of Melville councillors last night, approving the draft plan to proceed to a public consultation phase, leading the way for the City to protect the community’s natural asset.

17 May 2017

Deep Water Point Upgrades Begin

Works are commencing on the first upgrade project happening at the iconic Deep Water Point site, kicking off with the refurbishment of the change rooms to include a ‘Changing Place’ facility starting the week beginning Monday, 16 May. The change room upgrade will also be followed with the start of construction on a new Dome Café later in the year.

12 May 2017

Federal Budget secures Murdoch Centre’s Future

The City of Melville has welcomed the Federal Governments budget announcement which will ensure a southern access to and from the Murdoch Activity Centre (MAC), solving serious traffic congestion problems and supporting the MAC’s potential to become WA’s largest area of employment outside of the Perth CBD.

09 May 2017

Small Business Essentials - A forum for Your Business Our Future

Following on from the success of the inaugural Your Business Our Future forum in June 2016, the City of Melville and Melville-Cockburn Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) are partnering again in 2017 to bring the forum back with the theme this year of ‘Small Business Essentials’.

08 May 2017

Mural makes its mark for National Volunteer Week

The City of Melville will mark National Volunteer Week from 7 to 14 May literally this year with the spray painting of a bright, colourful mural at Point Walter Boat Ramp Carpark

FOGO Bin Trial

On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 the City of Melville Council unanimously resolved to support and fund a trial of a three-Bin Food Organics Garden Organics or FOGO system.

20 April 2017

Public Art Week, 29 April to 7 May

As the City of Melville embarks on a new Public Art Strategy for the future, residents are encouraged to explore the City’s collection of public artworks and participate in a community survey during Public Art Week from Saturday, 29 April to Sunday, 7 May 2017.

20 April 2017

Art Awards 2017 Call for Entries

The City of Melville is once again calling for entries for its 2017 Art Awards from Monday, 1 May until the official closing date of Friday, 21 July 2017, with the first 250 registrations accepted.

20 April 2017

Exploring place – LOCALE opens at Heathcote

Heathcote Museum & Gallery will be showcasing the artworks of seven printmakers with the opening of Locale, a new exhibition, running from Saturday, 6 May, to Sunday, 11 June 2017.

Wave Park Lease approved by Council

City of Melville Councillors have given their approval to progress the signing of a ground lease for the development of a widely publicised Wave Park facility in Alfred Cove.

07 April 2017

Commission declares no misconduct for City Officer

The Public Sector Commission has found no minor misconduct in relation to allegations against City of Melville Officer Mr Todd Cahoon, Manager Healthy Melville, and his involvement with the Wave Park Group

06 April 2017

Ensuring the Future Fitness of Melville

City of Melville LeisureFit Services are about to embark on a number of key service upgrades over the coming months that aim to ensure sustainability and maintain the LeisureFit service as a premium service provider in the health and fitness industry.

21 March 2017

City welcomes Roe Highway Announcement

The City of Melville has welcomed the announcement a Liberal State Government will extend Roe Highway all the way through to the Fremantle Port.

16 January 2017

Australia Day Begins with Community Breakfast and Awards

The City of Melville’s annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship ceremony, and community breakfast, supported by the Lions Club Bull Creek, is the perfect way to start your Australia day.

10 January 2017

City of Melville receives $700,000 from State Government for Tompkins Park Sporting Hub

The City of Melville has received $700,000 in funding from the State Government to contribute to the Tompkins Park Sporting Hub redevelopment, which includes the amalgamation and relocation of Melville and Mount Pleasant Bowling Clubs.

10 January 2017

Labor Announcement on Roe 8 a Disaster for Southern Suburbs

The cost of roadworks required to replace Roe 8 is $820 million alone to stop congestion catastrophe in Melville, Palmyra, Fremantle

10 January 2017

Celebrating an Accessible Inclusive Melville

The City of Melville will be celebrating an Accessible Inclusive Melville on Thursday, 1 December with a mini expo held at Garden City as part of Disability Awareness Week running from Sunday, 27 November to Saturday, 3 December 2016.

17 November 2016

A City for Seniors – celebrating Senior’s Week 2016

The City of Melville will be celebrating Senior’s Week, 6 to 13 November 2016, with events, a booklet launch and attendance at the WA Seniors Awards Gala Ceremony, where the Melville Age-Friendly and Accessible Businesses (MAFAB) network - a collaborative effort with AMP Garden City and the City of Melville is an award finalist.

04 November 2016

Volunteer Managers celebrated in Melville

This week the City of Melville’s Volunteer Resource Centre (MVRC) celebrated International Volunteer Managers Day with an inspiring self-care session for the City’s volunteer managers run by award-winning communication specialist and an emotional intelligence coach Rachel Green.

04 November 2016

Service providers receive customer service recognition from the City

During a week dedicated to customer service excellence last month (October 2016), City of Melville staff have recognised their peers and external service providers who they regard to be excellent customer service champions.

03 November 2016

Biggest Garage Sale in Western Australia

The City of Melville took part in the nationwide Garage Sale Trail for the third year running on Saturday, 22 October 2016, and came in as the top performing Local Government in the State and fifth top in the country with more than 223 garage sales registered across Melville suburbs.

31 October 2016

Melville Talks projects, plans, topics suburbs and more

Residents and local businesses from across the City of Melville have been joining in important conversations on Melville Talks, the City’s online community hub, which has proven to be a popular social platform for people to come together and talk, give feedback on various projects and initiatives and importantly connect with each other.

31 October 2016

Melville wins Australian Service Excellence Government award

The City of Melville has been announced as winner of the Australian Service Excellence Government award at Australia’s prestigious awards - the 15th Annual Australian Service Excellence Awards.

31 October 2016

Melville’s Access and Advisory Panel work with Department of Parks and Wildlife

The City of Melville’s community based Access and Advisory Panel (AAP) has worked with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) to support their latest initiative, providing feedback on series of new interpretation facilities installed by DPaW at various sites along the foreshore including Heathcote, Point Walter and Bicton Baths.

25 October 2016

Project Robin Hood is back - $100,000 up for grabs!

Project Robin Hood is back for a third round and is offering the community a chance to grab a share of the $100,000 loot to help build better neighbourhoods.

20 October 2016

Hundreds of Garage Sales happening in Melville

It’s not too late to register your sale or join the hordes of shoppers treasure hunting on Saturday, 22 October 2016 at Australia’s biggest Garage Sale.

11 October 2016

Majestic Boardwalk Closed for Restorations Works

Majestic Boardwalk at Dundas Point in Applecross will temporarily close to the public for essential repair and restoration works between Monday, 17 October 2016 to 18 January 2017.

06 October 2016

The Future Looks Green for Melville

From Monday, 10 October 2016 the City of Melville community is invited to join the conversation at on the City’s Urban Forest and Green Space Policy, adopted by Council in September 2016.

06 October 2016

Cat and dog owners asked to share #furbaby #love

An Instagram campaign by the City of Melville is asking pet owners to share funny cat and dog images as a way of encouraging cat and dog owners to register their pets before 1 November 2016, and also be the running to win a $100 gift voucher from City Farmers.

06 October 2016

Housing Needs Survey for Melville

Residents can help guide the future of housing in the City of Melville and become eligible to win a $2,000 voucher prize, by taking part in a survey to give a snapshot of the community’s housing needs in the years to come.

19 September 2016

Melville Ward Boundary Review 2016

In conducting a review of its ward boundaries and councillor representation, the City of Melville is encouraging residents to make submissions on the proposed options.

Future Champions Awarded Sports Scholarships

Seventeen of Melville’s brightest sporting stars were awarded Youth Sports Scholarships (YSS) at a celebratory presentation held on Wednesday, 14 September 2016, aiming to foster, develop and enhance outstanding sporting abilities for the City of Melville’s young people.

15 September 2016

My Future Melville Speaker Series Set Vision for Community

The City of Melville held the first of what will be five independent sessions in a special speaker series designed to give residents and businesses the opportunity to hear about the City’s 20-year vision, the Local Planning Strategy (LPS), and how it will transform our City.

07 September 2016

Nominate Outstanding Citizens

Nominations are now open for the 2016 City of Melville Mayor's Valued Citizen Award, Mayor’s Youth Citizenship Award and 2017 Australia Day Awards, recognising volunteers, persons or groups for their outstanding contribution to the Melville community.

31 August 2016

Accessible Grant for Deep Water Point Upgrade

The City of Melville has received $100,000 in grant funding from the Disability Services Commission towards a ‘Changing Place’ facility that will become part of a wider upgrade at the popular Deep Water Point site

29 August 2016

Operation graffiti continues in Melville

The City of Melville and WA Police are working to beat graffiti across the City, collaborating on initiatives and sharing information to help prevent and deter graffiti, as well as identify and apprehend prolific offenders.

26 August 2016

Keeping Melville safe with Constable Care

Constable Care will continue to spread safety education messages to schools across Melville, following another Memorandum of Understanding signed between the City and the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (CCCSF).

25 August 2016

After school footy program kicking goals

The Willagee Night Fields football program is kicking goals once again in Willagee having started another term on Wednesday, 27 July 2016, giving young people in the area a regular after school activity to look forward to.

03 August 2016

Comments sought to revitalise Melville District Centre

The City of Melville is calling on the community to assist in the creation and preparation of the Melville District Centre Activity Centre Plan as part of the My Future Melville vision.

02 August 2016

Handmade crafters market returns to Heathcote

Perth Makers Market will transform the City of Melville Heathcote Cultural Precinct into a lively community marketplace this spring on Sunday 7 August, 2 October and 4 December.

28 July 2016

Bumper Rates Prize Draws

City of Melville ratepayers can expect to receive their 2016-2017 rates notice during week commencing Monday, 25 July 2016, including details of two great prize draws to reward early payments and online sign-ups.

28 July 2016

Outstanding customer service recognised at Melville

The City of Melville has received an ‘outstanding rating’ with its reaccreditation for the International Customer Service Standard ICSS: 2015-2020, reaffirming its strong commitment to delivering service excellence to customers.

28 July 2016

Alfresco dining application fees slashed

The City of Melville has announced a significant reduction in alfresco dining application fees, encouraging local businesses to apply and utilise outdoor alfresco space for extra seating, creating more vibrant, prosperous places.

13 July 2016

Youth Active classes kicks off at LeisureFit Booragoon

The City of Melville’s LeisureFit Booragoon is kicking off a new group exercise program for youth aged 12 to 16 on Monday, 18 July 2016, which will aim to boost physical activity among teenagers and ensure their bodies and minds are fit and healthy.

08 July 2016

Smiles all around for Healthy Melville’s Active Kids

The City’s popular Healthy Melville initiative can add two more achievements to its raft of success with the Active Kids in the Park sessions and a nomination in the Department of Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

07 July 2016

Standing at Water’s Edge

Fascinating, intriguing, inviting? Artist Andrea Vinkovic will ask the question of her audience when her exhibition of ocean inspired clay works, Standing at Water’s Edge, opens at Heathcote Museum & Gallery on Saturday, 9 July 2016.

29 June 2016

Melville Council confirms 2016-2017 budget

The City of Melville’s 2016-2017 Budget was adopted on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, ensuring the continuity of more than 200 products and services for the community, securing $23.6 million in funding for important works projects and confirming this year’s average residential rate increase at 2.45%.

29 June 2016

Local Planning Scheme 6 sets Melville’s Future Vision

The City of Melville’s proactive plan for future development and population growth was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted on Monday, 27 May 2016, with a focus on vibrant activity centres along convenient public transport corridors.

24 June 2016

Melville welcomes new early years service

Having completed research looking at early year’s indicators across Melville, the City will be appointing a dedicated Early Years Officer to better understand and reduce vulnerabilities that still exist in the community today.

23 June 2016

Bowls Strategy aims to preserve sport

City of Melville councillors will soon consider recommendations put forward as part of a Lawn Bowls Strategy, a proposal which aims to preserve the longer term needs and sustainability of the sport which is currently in decline.

09 June 2016

People’s Choice 40th Art Awards Winner Announced

With the City’s 40th Art Awards exhibition now over, a total of 723 votes have been counted, with the favourite for the Murdoch University People’s Choice Award awarded to Melville Senior High student Neisha Phipps for her artwork Nan.

02 June 2016

Online community services directory a first for the region

A new online community services directory has been launched by the South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum (SWMPF) providing residents in the Cities of Melville, Fremantle and Cockburn with easy access to the health and social services they need.

02 June 2016

State Government cuts affect library users

The State Government has confirmed that $1.7 million will be cut from Public Library services from 1 July 2016, impacting library users and the community across the City and the wider Perth Metropolitan area.

27 May 2016