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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

Voting open - $100,000 up for grabs!

Voting has opened for the City’s third Project Robin Hood, a participatory budgeting initiative that empowers the community to decide how to spend a $100,000 funding pool that contributes towards building better neighbourhoods and more connected communities.

26 April 2017

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.

Melville’s Friendliest Neighbours Awarded

On Monday 10 April, eight residents were named the City of Melville’s Friendliest Neighbours, and each awarded a $100 Garden City voucher in a ceremony held at the Civic Centre in Booragoon.

12 April 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

Calling Youth to Pitch their ideas for $3,000 funding

The City of Melville are launching Youth Pitch – a participatory budgeting project that asks young people to submit and then vote on ideas valued up to $1,000, with $3,000 funding available in total to make Melville an even better place for young people.

31 March 2017

Melville’s First GLOW Ride Lights up the Foreshore

Let’s GLOW Riding, a first time event for the City of Melville, saw nearly 240 people illuminate the foreshore as they enjoyed a night ride on Friday, 24 March 2017, having decorated their bikes and themselves with lights, neon paint and high-vis clothing.

31 March 2017

Outdoor Fitness Classes a Hit

For the second year running, the City’s free Active in the Park outdoor fitness classes have again been a huge success with over 3000 participants attending the 16/17 season and featuring in The Urban List’s top ten outdoor fitness classes in Perth.

23 March 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

New artworks by Laurel Nannup

Coinciding with Harmony Week, the community are invited to view a collection of 12 new artworks accessioned into the City of Melville‘s Art Collection by acclaimed local Nyoongar printmaker, Laurel Nannup.

09 March 2017

Heathcote to showcase Ceramic Arts Exhibition

Every second year Heathcote Museum & Gallery showcases the works of the Ceramic Arts Association of WA (CAAWA) whose clay works will be on display at the gallery from Saturday, 25 March 2017.

03 March 2017

Melville First in WA to Receive Community Safety Accreditation

At Melville’s Safe Day Out on Sunday, 19 February, the City of Melville community was accredited as a Pan Pacific Safe Community, and launched community engagement for the City’s new Safer Melville Plan.

23 February 2017

Wave Park Proposal Progressed by Council

City of Melville Councillors have given their approval to take the next step towards the development of a surfing recreation facility in Alfred Cove

23 February 2017

Point Walter’s Big Line-Up

The City’s annual Point Walter Concert promises a big line-up of entertainment and family fun when it returns to the Point Walter foreshore on Sunday, 5 March 2017.

23 February 2017

AIM for a new Disability Access Inclusion Plan

The City of Melville’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2013-2017 is currently being reviewed to create a new five year strategic plan for 2017-2022. The broader community, inclusive of people living with disability and carers, are encouraged to participate in the review by completing a short online survey or registering for a workshop at

17 February 2017

Looking for Direction from Seniors

The City of Melville is calling on its senior community to assist with the development of Directions From Seniors 2017-2022, a five year strategic plan outlining the priorities for achieving the aspirations and wellbeing of the ageing community.

17 February 2017

New images reveal impact on community if Roe Highway is not built

The City of Melville has released new images demonstrating the potential impact major road upgrades will have on the livelihoods, facilities and amenity of local residents and businesses if the final stages of Roe Highway are not constructed.

10 February 2017

Don’t Miss Melville’s Safe Day Out Event

The City of Melville invites the community to attend Melville’s Safe Day Out, a free event with something for everyone on Sunday, 19 February at Kadidjiny Park from 9.00am till 12noon.

10 February 2017

Cultural Future in Community’s Hands

The City of Melville is calling on residents to help steer the direction of the City’s revised Cultural Plan 2017-2022 by participating in a short online survey on the community engagement website

03 February 2017

Nominate Your Friendly Neighbour – Submissions open now

As part of celebrations for Neighbour Day the City of Melville is asking the community to nominate a great neighbour to go in the running to win one of eight $100 Garden City vouchers and be recognised as a friendly neighbour.

03 February 2017

More Underground Power for Melville

State Government have announced Round six of the State Underground Power Program, which will include three projects for the City of Melville including Kardinya South, Alfred Cove East and Melville North.

01 February 2017

Congratulations to Australia Day Award Winners 2017

Celebrating Australia Day yesterday, the City of Melville recognised four outstanding residents and two distinguished community groups at the 2017 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.

27 January 2017

Special Meeting of Electors

A Special Meeting of Electors was held on Monday, 23 January 2017 at the City of Melville to discuss ‘The environmental and community impacts of the proposed ground lease of a portion of Tompkins Park to Wave Park Group Pty Ltd for the development of a surf sports, recreation and leisure facility.’

24 January 2017

City of Melville briefs ‘Pro Roe’ group on benefits and risk

A Pro Roe group has received a detailed briefing from the City of Melville about the benefits completing Roe Highway will deliver to the community, and the risks for local residents and businesses if the road is not extended to Fremantle.

24 January 2017

Calling for Project Robin Hood Submissions - $100,000 up for grabs!

The City of Melville is calling the community to get together and submit ideas for Project Robin Hood III to help build better neighbourhoods and more connected communities, with submissions open from Wednesday, 1 February 2017 to Friday, 17 March 2017 for a total project pool of $100,000.

20 January 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

Your Melville – You told us where to go

Over the next week, City of Melville residents are being asked to look out for a colourful easy to use summary of the community’s aspirations in their letterboxes, highlighting the community’s vision and importantly how it influences the way the City does business.

12 December 2016

City announces winner of first Instagram competition #furbabyrego2016

The lucky winner of the City of Melville’s first Instagram competition has been announced; the Cat and Dog Registrations competition winner won a prize of a $100 City Farmers gift voucher.

02 December 2016

Heartfelt Thanks to the City's Volunteers

More than 260 volunteers were thanked at the City’s Volunteer Recognition Function on Friday, 18 November, with 29 awarded the Mayor’s Valued Citizen Award for their contribution of 10 years or more service to the Melville community and three awarded the Youth Citizenship Award.

24 November 2016

Outstanding Achievement award for Melville’s Garage Sale Trail

Following on from Melville’s success as the best performing Local Government in the State and fifth in Australia for its participation in the 2016 Garage Sale Trail, the City has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement award in the national Garage Sale Trail Awards for excellence.

24 November 2016

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

Cr Rebecca Aubrey Elected New Deputy Mayor

In what may be a first for Western Australia and even the nation, Councillor Rebecca Aubrey daughter of City of Melville Mayor, Russell Aubrey, was elected by her fellow Councillors at the October 2016 Ordinary Meeting of Council to serve as the Mayor’s new Deputy for the coming year.

20 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

New summer after school footy program for Brentwood

After the success of the Willagee Night Fields football program, a new summer program is kicking off in Brentwood from Thursday, 27 October 2016, giving young people in the area the opportunity to develop new skills and join in a fun after school activity.

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

Nine Lucky Rate Payers

Nine lucky City of Melville rate payers were winners in this year’s Rates Promotion, each receiving a prize in the City’s Early Payment and Paperless Rates prize draws.

04 October 2016

Folding Origami Cranes to raise awareness of brain cancer

The City of Melville has teamed up with All Saints’ College to kick off the 1,000 Paper Cranes project in partnership with the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to raise awareness, promote research and advocate for those affected by Brain Cancer.

28 September 2016

Blowing Zero Gives Drivers the Chance to Win Free Fuel

The City of Melville TravelSmart/Road Safety working group attended a Random Breath Test stop with WA Police on Tuesday, 20 September with an aim to reward drivers that blew a zero alcohol reading.

23 September 2016

October is Safer Melville Month

October will be Safer Melville Month for the City, with the first event kicking off on Thursday 29 September, giving the community a month of opportunity to understand how they can help improve safety and security in their home and local area.

23 September 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

You Are Not Alone – Dementia Awareness Month

In an effort to make the City of Melville more dementia-friendly for the growing number of residents now living with the disease, the community are being encouraged to get involved during Dementia Awareness Month throughout September.

05 September 2016

Heathcote Select

Heathcote Museum & Gallery is proud to present Heathcote Select, an exhibition of Western Australian artists selected by curator Jana Braddock, opening on Saturday, 1 October 2016.

05 September 2016

Emergency Arrangements Exercised at Melville

The City of Melville and a number of State emergency agencies have come together to test the City’s local emergency management arrangements, to ensure everyone who would be involved in an emergency is prepared and trained to respond appropriately for a crisis.

01 September 2016

Garage Sale Trail is back and bigger than ever

Australia’s largest, fastest growing, reuse and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail returns to the City of Melville for the third year running on Saturday, 22 October 2016.

31 August 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

City receives proposal for recreational and surf sports facility

The City of Melville has received a formal proposal to develop a surf sports, recreation and leisure facility that would be the first of its kind in Western Australia.

25 August 2016

Food trucks and EATs at Deep Water Point

There will be EATs galore at Deep Water Point, with a variety of foods trucks set to become part of the landscape following the closure of the Deep Water Point Café and before the upgrade of the site commences, which will include a new café facility.

04 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

Call to Tighten Personal Security

On Monday, 23 May 2016, the City of Melville and WA Police joined to resign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and urge the community to take their own pledge to tighten personal safety.

26 May 2016

Learn how to stay safe online

The City of Melville will host a free seminar on Wednesday, 8 June, to raise community awareness around the issues and challenges young people and their families face when using social media and the internet.

26 May 2016

Winners Announced for 40th Art Awards

The City of Melville’s 2016 Art Award winners have been described by the judges as a celebration of Melville’s iconic locations, thought provoking and beautiful, and simultaneously absurd and convincing.

23 May 2016

Your Business Our Future – A Forum For Every Business

On 1 June, 2016, the City of Melville and Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce will bring a first of its kind forum to the business community, looking at the rapidly changing business climate, and providing businesses with access to various services for growth and development opportunities.

19 May 2016

Community Forum for the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan

The City of Melville will host a community forum to discuss and review the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan on Monday, 23 May 2016.

16 May 2016

Art Awards Celebrates the big 4-0

When the City of Melville Art Awards open this year on Saturday, 21 May, it will mark 40 years of showcasing thousands of Western Australian artists at what has become a highly acclaimed and curated exhibition on the annual Western Australian art scene.

12 May 2016

International Guest Speaker Enthralls Volunteer Managers

Internationally acclaimed volunteer management speaker Rob Jackson came to Perth to educate volunteering managers in using social media to effectively attract and engage volunteers, at a sold out seminar on Tuesday, 10 May, as part of celebrations for National Volunteers Week 2016 (NVW).

12 May 2016

Financial Transparency Welcomed by Melville

City of Melville Chief Executive Officer and former Local Government Professionals Australia Federation President Dr Shayne Silcox has welcomed State Government’s latest initiative to improve financial transparency across the local government sector - the mycouncil website.

12 May 2016

Sculptures by the Sea Find New Home in Melville

Two new public art works which were featured at this year’s Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe, are being relocated to their new homes in Winthrop and Bull Creek in the City of Melville.

12 May 2016

Shirley Strickland Reserve Concept Sketch Released

A concept outlining proposed developments at Shirley Strickland Reserve will be released for community feedback on Monday, 16 May 2016, at, with local residents and users of the Reserve able to provide feedback until Sunday, 12 June 2016.

11 May 2016

LeisureFit Melville to host state Karate Competition

The City of Melville will host the all-ages 2016 WA Karate League Perth Open on Sunday, 15 May at LeisureFit Melville, including a special guest appearance from world Karate champion Ray Morcomb.

06 May 2016

Planting day at Attadale Foreshore to help combat vandalism

The City of Melville will hold a community planting day on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 following a spate of vandalism at Attadale Reserve which destroyed vegetation in the area.

02 May 2016

City Receives Platinum Award for Water Management

The Water Corporation has presented the City of Melville with a Platinum Award in recognition of its water management efforts at Heathcote Reserve, Applecross, that has resulted in more than a 50 per cent increase in water efficiency at the site.

02 May 2016

Seven Print Makers Respond to Place

On Saturday, 28 May 2016, a group of artists will open a new exhibition at Heathcote Museum & Gallery, featuring seven differing perspectives on ‘place’ expressed in etching, drypoint, collagraph and relief printing

02 May 2016