Community Noticeboard

This community noticeboard is provided to inform you about what is happening in and around your area. Content provided is supplied by community groups and supporting organisations. While care is taken, the City of Swan cannot be held accountable for information presented that is incorrect.

If you have concerns or queries directly related to any of the information provided, we encourage you to contact the relevant group directly.

Events and activities

Free workshop: Aged care - How to get help at home

Join Midland Women’s Health Care Place Inc for a FREE lunch time workshop: Aged care - How to get help at home. Light lunch provided!

Midland Junction Arts Centre

Relay Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby

With a dose of collaboration, come on a journey of playful and sensitive exploration of the relief print process, investigating the visualisation of movement. In this printmaking workshop, you will explore a baton of a different kind - a printing plate and a print that is handed over from one to the next carrier, and so forming a collaborative artwork when all individual parts are assembled together.

A wonderful introduction to relief printmaking, you will explore mark making, representing various movements, application of carving tools, exploring progressive carving, layering and continuous printing in reductive processes.

  • Time: 10am – 3pm, Friday March 2
  • Venue: Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Highway
  • Cost: $60 | $54 MAC Members
  • Book: Call 9250 8062 or book online via Mundaring Arts Centre
  • Notes: Materials supplied, suitable for 16+ years

Weekend Drawing Marathon with Marie Hass

Explore beyond your limit over two days of immersive drawing. Artist Marie Haas will lead participants through exercises of non-stop drawing to loosen up and to push beyond limitations. Working independently on the first day and collaboratively on the second, participants will work from still life and live models in a series of concentrated exercises. Learn to approach your artwork fearlessly and see what you’re capable of.

Marie Haass is a French/Australian visual artist. She studied and worked in Paris and Berlin before moving to Perth with her family. Her work is represented in major collections. She has held several lecturing positions inVisual Arts at Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Central Tafe. 

  • Time: 10am – 3pm, Saturday March 2 & Sunday March 3
  • Venue: Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Highway
  • Cost: $180 | $162 MAC Members
  • Book: Call 9250 8062 or book online via Mundaring Arts Centre
  • Notes: Materials supplied, suitable for 16+ years

Relationships Australia: Healthy Self Esteem workshop

Would you like to feel better about yourself? Self esteem is essential to good health, both physical and emotional. This session will help you learn strategies to maintain healthy self esteem through change in attitude, language and behaviour. 

  • Time: 6.30 - 9pm, Tuesday, March 13
  • Venue: 27 The Crescent, Midland
  • Cost: $30
  • RSVP: Call 6164 0239 to enrol or book online via Relationships Australia

 More details via Relationships Australia

Brockman Community House Vacation Care Program 2018

Brockman Community House provides a comprehensive array of community support programs from Brocky Baby Club, playgroup, childcare and much more, with the intention of helping to grow healthy, active and empowered communities. For more information about their term four programs and to sign up to one of their classes please visit their Brockman Community House

Ellenbrook Fencing Lessons

Looking for a new passion for 2018? Want to try the sporting equivalent of chess? Then you should join the Ellenbrook Fencing Club

Fencing is an Olympic sport that incorporates strategy, mental and physical capabilities that require you to quickly think on your feet. 

During our sessions (Starting January 31, 2018) we will teach you all levels of EPEE fencing, Starting from beginners where no experience and all fitness levels, all the way to the elite levels with each session being adjusted to accommodate the individual's skill level. 

The two-hour sessions are only $20 for casual members, however, if you become an official member of the club, the price decreases. 

Beginners do not require equipment to learn - the Club will supply that. You just need to bring yourself, t-shirt, track pants, sneakers and a water bottle to begin.

Training is at Baskerville Hall on a Wed (6 - 8 pm) and a Sat (9.30 - 11.30am). Participants are welcome at any session. Payment is required at the start of each class.

Volunteers needed for SAIL

SAIL is a group of volunteers who teach conversational English to new migrants.  Currently, they are seeking new volunteers, as the demand for their services is very large. If you are interested, you will be taught simple methods to help people learn English and would be needed to be available from 10am to 2pm on a Saturday morning at the Kingfisher Community Centre Ballajura. You do not need to do every Saturday morning, but all help is appreciated. Please email perth@sailprogram.org.au to register your interest.

Community Groups

Ballajura Walking Group

Come for a chat and walk; meet new people or bring a friend! No cost!  Just bring a smile! 

  • Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30am
  • Thursday 8.30 - 9.30am

 All ages - everyone's welcome! For more details contact on Monica 0421 582 236

A Mates Place for You

Fellas, are you over 65 and looking for a Mates Place to relax with a cuppa and share a yarn?  Perhaps you just want to get out of the house and mix with some mates?

Located right next door to the Altone Community Mens Shed our Mates Place is where you can meet up and socialise each Wednesday.

If you enjoy gardening we have a lovely space that you are welcome to potter around in or even become involved in some cultivation of vegies or herbs. The alfresco area overlooking the park is a great space to enjoy the outdoors or cook up a barbie lunch. Members can take it easy or participate in a variety of activities at a level to suit them. Perhaps a chess or dominoes challenge takes your fancy, challenge a mate to a darts or team up for a table tennis or indoor bowls. The day’s activities will be guided by you, the member.

City of Swan also offer other clubs for men on Wednesdays including the weekly Altone Community Mens Shed or monthly Blokes Bus outing group to interesting venues and lunch. 

All our Mens Groups are open to men who are eligible for community care services.  Fees cover door to door transport and morning tea with members paying for lunch.

Our fully accessible community bus will transport you to and from home arriving for morning tea about 10am and departing about 2.30pm.

We invite you to call our team on 9267 9055 to check your eligibility or find out more about our Mens Clubs anytime between Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Call Out for Local Performers!

Do you have a secret talent? A song or dance passed down through your family to share?

Aveley, Ellenbrook and surrounds is a vibrant community, made up of residents from diverse cultural backgrounds. So this year the organisers of the Aveley Community Festival (formally ‘Connect Event’) are on the lookout for local performers and groups who would like to share and showcase their amazing talents on the stage.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved or would like some support to make it happen, please contact Annie Kannis on 9207 8579 or email CDEllenbrook@swan.wa.gov.au.

Aveley Community Festival is taking place on Saturday 7 April, 12pm5pm at Aveley Central Park. 

Seniors of Stratton

All Stratton seniors are invited to return for the first meeting of the year at the Seniors of Stratton return to the Stratton Community Hall. This will be our first meeting of the year and is a perfect time to catch up and plan ahead for the years future events.

We meet every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am.

All Seniors are welcome. Wheelchair access. Tea, coffee, morning tea provided. Have a fun morning relaxing with friends and neighbours. For further information contact Bernice 0418 415 200 or follow their Facebook Page.  

Ballajura City Shopping Centre Markets

Ballajura City Shopping Centre on Kingfisher Ave Ballajura will be hosting the first of what they hope will be ongoing monthly markets on Saturday, February 24. There will be a wide range of things for sale and many food vans, so come along and enjoy what is on offer! The markets go from 9am to 2pm.  If you are interested in having a stall, performing or busking please contact Ian Robinson

Animal Training Symposium

3B Animal Events Management is excited to present our inaugural event – the Animal Training Symposium here in Perth on March 3 to 18. 

The Symposium is a joint venture created by a partnership between like-minded industry professionals who believe that the future of the industry and better welfare outcomes are intrinsically linked with quality education. This year they are hosting:

Steve Mann – (UK) Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, presenting his complete career as a dog trainer and practical instructors course and other sessions on behaviour training.

John McGuigan –(Scotland) The Glasgow Dog Trainer presenting reactivity and aggression, behaviour assessment outlines and reinforcement strategies and motivation.

Sam Turner –(Netherlands) presenting her Proprioception instructors course, puppy gym and human/canine proprioception with John McGuigan.

Free adult English classes

Do you want to practice your English with other local people? Join in at 4pm on Saturdays, at HillCity Church, 33 Comserv Loop. Please note that you do not have to be a member of HillCity Church to join the classes.

Born To Sing choir Guildford

The choirs welcome all non-singers, shower singers, park singers, car singers, air guitar singers and actual singers. Held every Thursday evening: 7.15 - 9.15pm. St Matthews Anglican Church Hall in Stirling Square, Meadow Street, Guildford.

Project updates

Safety on NorthLink WA construction site

NorthLink WA is a $1.02 billion jointly funded Federal and State Government initiative being delivered by Main Roads Western Australia.

In the road reserve behind Ellenbrook, as well as the Hepburn Avenue area at Ballajura and Whiteman Park, there have been significant changes since construction started earlier this year. Clearing is almost finished, and fencing and signage are in place wherever possible along the site boundary.

Not long ago, members of the community may have been able to walk ride and drive through these areas quickly. Now construction for NorthLink WA central section has begun, heavy machinery, bulk earthmoving equipment and trucks are operating along the entire length of the corridor.

Unfortunately, members of the community are risking their safety by entering the site. When people visit the site to walk their dog or take a short-cut, not only are they endangering their own lives, they're putting the safety of our construction workers at risk.

Everyone who works on NorthLink WA goes through a rigorous site and safety induction to ensure they are prepared for the serious risks involved with working close to dangerous construction machinery. Stringent procedures are carried out to manage these risks, which all workers adhere to every day. A member of the public doesn't have this training. A quick shortcut or a leisurely stroll could have dire consequences.

Readers are urged to think of themselves, their family and friends, and the safety of our workers before entering the construction site. Let workers do their job, assured in the knowledge they're not going to cause injury or worse to a member of the community.

Please follow all signs around the construction sites. If you are unsure about where you can and can't go, please contact our community team on 1800 874 998, or email info@gncjv.com.au