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 the accuracy of the information below.If you have queries related to any of the information listed, please contact the relevant group.

Announcements, events and activities

Represent your community on waste! 

Have your say about the future of waste management in the City.  Expressions of interest are open to City of Swan residents and business representatives to form part of a new voluntary Waste Advisory Group. The Group will be made up of three elected City Councillors, eight selected community representatives and City of Swan staff who together will make recommendations to the City to help the community reduce waste. Experience and knowledge in waste management is not essential. Applications close August 20. More information here.

Bullsbrook library - Pop up centre

Pop up centres across the City provide an information service for community members who are interested in volunteering. The Bullsbrook pop up centre hours have changed from fortnightly to every Thursday, 10 - 1 pm at the Bullsbrook library. More information about pop up centres and volunteering here

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 and the Hepburn Avenue area at Ballajura and Whiteman Park, there have been significant changes since construction began earlier this year. Clearing is almost complete, and fencing and signage are in place wherever possible along the site boundary.

Construction for the NorthLink WA central section has brought heavy machinery, bulk earthmoving equipment and trucks operating along the entire length of the corridor. Members of the community are now 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.

Please follow all signs around the construction sites. If you are unsure about accessibility to the area, contact our community team on 1800 874 998 or email info@gncjv.com.au

Fred Hollows award

The Fred Hollows Foundation is calling for teachers, parents and community members to nominate students for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award. The award recognises Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred did.  Award recipients will be recognised at a state presentation ceremony.

Nominations open Monday, July 23 and close Sunday, September 9.
Visit the Foundation website for further information.

Free tax returns assistance

Tax assistance volunteers help to prepare and lodge individual's tax returns at no cost. They help people with straightforward individual tax matters to lodge their tax returns online with myTax, amendments, and also claims for refunds of franking credits. Volunteers can also help clients create a myGovExternal Link account and link to their online tax account.

Located at Brockman Community House, 27 Hull Way Beechboro 
Book an appointment with our Tax Help Volunteer: 9279 1588 or admin@brockmanhouse.net

Brockman Community House

Term 3 program is now out for an array of community support activities from Brocky Baby Club, playgroup, childcare and much more. The program aims to help grow healthy, active and empowered communities. Visit the Brockman House website for more information.

Altone - street basketball workshops - free

Are you aged 11-18? Do you want to improve your Basketball skills, have fun and meet new people in your community? Altone Youth Services holds a street basketball workshop. Food and drinks are provided on the day. All welcome!

Meetings: Monday afternoons from 3 - 4pm (excluding public holidays)
Contact: 9377 4022 for more information

Ballajura - Prime Movers

Prime Movers provide aerobics classes which are suitable for any fitness level. Join the fun and stay afterwards for a coffee and chat.

Meetings: Fridays 9.30 - 10.30am
Location: Kingfisher Hall (opposite Ballajura Library)
Contact: Maria on 0448 397 394

Ballajura - early learning program

Pre-kindy ages 2.5 - 4 years. Choose the better alternative to childcare for your child! Get your child school-ready and learning through play in our quality nature-based Early Learning Program. Choose which day/s suit your family. Apply now for 2018!

Session times: Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm
Payment plans are available, discuss your options on enrolment 
Contact: 9249 6980 or ballajura@meerilinga.org.au

Ballajura - playgroup

A fun place to meet new families and play with your children in a supportive, friendly, child focused environment. Bring fruit and a hat.

When: Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30am
Location: 2 Community Mews, Ballajura
Cost: $30 per term
Contact 9249 6980 or ballajura@meerilinga.org.au

Bullsbrook - recreational opportunities for creative kids

Bullsbrook Community Art Classes for Kids! 

Grade 1 - 3, Grade 4 - 6, 15 kids per class, $5 per child and insurance. Ethel Warren Community Centre on a Tuesday during the school term, 3 - 5pm.

Bookings are essential, contact 0417 941 514 or info@ezereve.com

Bullsbrook - trail walking group - free

Weekly starting June 13 with Vasbyt Fitness run by Neline 
Register on the Heart Foundation website. Under “Find groups in” search using Bullsbrook post code (6084). Find Bullsbrook Trail Walking Group. Once registered, look for achievement rewards in the mail - make sure you register and invite your friends!

Meetings: 9:30am Wednesdays
Location: The Bridle Trail, meeting at Chittering Rd, crossing Meadowbrook Ramble in Bullsbrook
Contact: 0475 888 712

Ellenbrook - fencing club

Two-for-the-price-of-one special is currently running for the rest of Term 3. Pay for the remainder of the Term and the second person is free! Therefore, for two people, that works out at $55 each for 7 sessions (less than $8 per session). Excellent value! Offer applies for adults or children. Sessions times shown below. If you just want to pay by the session, the cost is $20 for the first person and $15 for the second person. Visit the Fencing Club facebook page for further information.

When: Wednesdays 6 - 8pm & Saturdays 9.30 - 11.30am
Where: Baskerville Hall (Memorial Ave off Great Northern Highway)
Contact: Cathy Ndreca 0419 049 982 (coach)
Cost: $20 per person
Additional
: Water bottle & water, wear comfortable clothing. Other equipment provided.

Ellenbrook - board games night - free

Ellenbrook Games Night is a monthly community event where we gather to play a variety of board and other table top games at the GraceLife Community Centre (near the Woodlake Shopping Village).  Variety of games are available, from beginner to enthusiast levels. Bring your own group or games, or join in ours. 

Visit the Ellenbrook Games website for dates and more information.

Ellenbrook - sports hub

Get involved and active at the Ellenbrook Sports Hub! Term 3 programs start from Monday July 16, visit the Ellenbrook Sports Hub website for all the details and registration.

Ellenbrook - photography workshops

Two workshops aimed at those new to photography and wanting to learn more.

Workshop #1: Learn the basics of how your camera works and how to take great photos. 
When: Wednesday, October 17, 7.30pm
Cost: $15
Venue: The Grapevine Cnr. Brookmount Drive and Arrowsmith Ave Ellenbrook

Workshop #2: From camera to print. Learn how to post process your images to produce stunning prints. 
When: Wednesday, November 21, 7.30pm
Cost: $20
Venue: The Grapevine Cnr. Brookmount Drive and Arrowsmith Ave Ellenbrook

To register: enquiry@swanvalleycameraclub.com

Malaga - screen skills for young people

Filmbites Screen Academy is Perth's own screen skills training specialists for young people. Choose from half, full and multi day workshops in Screen Acting, Film-making, Gaming, 2D and 3D Animation and Screen Presenting. Multiple Australian Teachers of Media award winners. Visit the Filmbites website for full workshop details or phone 9209 2689.

Midland - eSafety - Free event

The Zonta Club of Swan Hills Inc invites the community to their latest information session on esafety (cyberbullying, current technology and targeted safety advice). Greg Gebhart from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner will deliver an informative presentation aimed at empowering women, parents, carers and young people.

When: August 29, 2 - 4pm
Venue: Midland Women's Health Care Place - 4 The Avenue, Midland WA 6056

Bookings are essential by August 20. Phone 9250 2221 or info@mwhcp.org.au.

Midland - communication in relationships workshops

Communication is much more than imparting information or seeking answers. In relationships, it is the avenue through which partners connect, thus enhancing intimacy. It is a two-way process – both sender and receiver need to be actively involved. 

The upcoming session will look at:

  • components of communication, both verbal and non-verbal 
  • barriers and roadblocks – why communication can break down 
  • new skills in communication which include a shift in attitude 
  • problem-solving techniques and opportunities to practice them. 

**This session is another starting point for the 6 week course (covering Communicate Effectively) and an 8 week course (covering Building Better Relationships).

Where:                 Relationships Australia, 27 The Crescent, Midland
Date:                    Tuesday, August 28 2018
Time:                    6.30pm to 9pm
Cost:                    $30 pp (concession available)
Capacity:             10 places available

Contact: 6164 0239 to register

Swan Valley/Gidgegannup - Munchkinsmuzic

A new music program for 2 - 4 year olds and their caregivers in the Swan Valley. Held at Memorial Drive, Baskerville.  

When: Starts July 19. 9.30 - 10.10am or 10.30 - 11.10am Thursday
Cost: $100 per term
Email enquiries@swanvalleycommunitycentre.com or leave a message on 9296 1976 
Visit the Swan Valley Community Centre website for further information

Community Groups

Food sharing network

Are you a Food Business or a Not-for-profit organisation in the City of Swan? Help us redirect good food from landfill to those who most need it. ReFood is an electronic food sharing platform that operates through a mobile app. Register food that is safe to consume, but unsaleable via the app. This food is then collected by community organisations for their members.

Contact: Eleonora on 0411 398 185 or via email estojano@our.ecu.edu.au

Chamber of Commerce and Community

The new voice for business in Aveley, Brabham, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Swan Valley and The Vines offering advocacy, stakeholder engagement, networking events, training and workshops, support and advice. Ask us how you can get involved. Find us on Facebook

Volunteer dog walkers

"Poops" is a not-for-profit organisation providing assistance to over 65s folk or those with a disability who are unable to walk their own dog. Poops aims to help keep pets healthy by providing a dog walking service, thanks to our volunteers spread over the North metro. We currently have a shortage of volunteers and a number of clients on the waiting list. If you love animals, walking and can find some time please consider joining the Poops team.

Contact: Carla 0417 181 156

Transport assistance

If you are frail, aged or have a disability and live in the City of Swan then Community Care Services may be able to assist you to access community transport for the basics of shopping or attend medical and other appointments at an affordable cost. A little help from community care transport services can support you to retain your independence and keep you connected to your community.

Bookings are taken for Monday to Friday trips with city appointments possible between 9.30am – 3pm. Weekly shopping buses offer a door to door service to your local shopping centre with the bonus of meeting new people. Our friendly volunteer drivers provide a friendly smile and a relaxing trip in one of our accessible and comfortable vehicles. This service is suitable for people using wheelchairs or walkers and if required your carer can accompany you free of charge.

For information about eligibility criteria and the assessment process, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, the myaged care website or NDIS on 1800 800 110 and NDIS website. 

Contact: 9267 9055

Swan/Mundaring - Breastfeeding Association

The group welcomes all mothers and their families to join us for a cuppa, good company and mother to mother support. Every Monday during school term, 9.30 - 11.30am, Koongamia Child Health Centre. 

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple 

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) is located at 211 Marshall Road, Bennett Springs and officially opened in January 2013. The Temple community has grown and flourished holding cultural and religious activities, where people of all cultures are welcome to attend festival celebrations throughout the year. The Temple has become a focal point of gathering for the community of Hindus living nearby, providing a place where they can pray, meet people and find solace.

Contact: Temple Secretary on info@sstperth.org or visit the Temple website

Altone - 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. 

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.

Contact: 9267 9055 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Ballajura - Walking group - Free

Come for a chat and walk; meet new people or bring a friend! Bring a smile! All ages - everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30am
Contact: Monica 0421 582 236

Ballajura - Beachcombers Angling Club

Are you or your family keen on fishing? Why not join the Beachcombers Angling Club in Ballajura? Focusing on shore-based fishing promoting fish conservation with their catch and release techniques, but you can still keep fish if you want. The Beachcombers meet monthly where you can get tips from experienced members. Field Trips are generally held monthly to places such as Cervantes, and Reef beach, and various venues in between. Every two years they organise longer fishing safaris to places further afield to Exmouth, Steep Point, Albany etc. To improve our casting distance and accuracy, we also have a monthly Drycasting competition at a large oval in Guildford, usually on the first Sunday morning of the month. Come along and meet the Beachcombers or try out a couple of trips with experienced members can help you to improve your fishing.

Further information visit the Club website or call John 0407 594 574
Timing: Various - Information evenings held on 3rd Wednesday each month at 7.30pm 

Ballajura - Room hire

Meerilinga are offering room hire of the Meerilinga Children and Family Centre, Ballajura. It features natural outdoor play areas, great for all weather, child friendly and safe, office rooms available, kitchen facilities and large rooms.

Contact: 9249 6980 or email ballajura@meerilinga.org.au.

Bullsbrook - Community kindy

2019 enrolments are now open. Children turning four before June 30, 2019 are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2019. Enrol before July 20, 2018 to secure a position for your child. Contact the friendly teaching staff to discuss. 

Community Kindergartens are purpose built stand-alone facilities away from school grounds. They are staffed by Department of Education teachers and education assistants and follow the early years learning frameworks. They focus on play-based learning and create a safe environment to allow the children to develop their ability to apply their knowledge and skills independently. Bullsbrook Community Kindergarten have been providing a fantastic start to the educational experience of children in the Bullsbrook area for over 40 years!

Contact: 9571 1392 or email bullsbrook.c.kindy@bigpond.com 
Location: 25 Caporn Street, Bullsbrook

Ellenbrook - Soccajoeys

A fun and enjoyable soccer program for boys and girls aged 2.5 to 8 years. Soccajoeys is Australia’s favorite childhood development soccer program. Our mission is to give children the opportunity to develop skills for life through soccer. Classes encompass physical, social and educational outcomes to foster and nurture every child. Soccajoeys provides an inclusive and dynamic environment for children to experience the joys of the world’s most popular game and develop a healthy and active lifestyle.

We offer a range of age specific programs where children can learn to play soccer and progress from one program to another, developing their skills every step of the way.

Further information & register: http://bit.ly/2t5mIwb. 
Contact: joondalup@soccajoeys.com or call 1300 781 735

Ellenbrook - Office space for rent

Seeking other professionals to sub-lease rooms at our Ellenbrook clinics. Two rooms available suitable for various professions; Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Naturopaths, Podiatrist, Psychologist, OT, Dietitian, Diabetic Educators, Skin Specialist and/ or Speech Pathologist. 

With a strong focus on cross-referrals, our team of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Remedial Massage Therapists frequently join forces to help patients achieve optimal health and well-being.

The clinic is located close to a local Doctors surgery offering good referral exposure. The clinic consists of multiple treatment rooms, shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. Free parking is located on site. 

Room rate from $150 per week depending on room size, or can be leased on a daily basis.  Complete Care Health is a holistic patient-centred, evidence-based multi-disciplinary Practice with Chiropractors, Physiotherapist and Massage therapist working across our clinics in Wembley, Innaloo, Ellenbrook and Maddington. 

Contact: Ask for Joe/Sharon on 9204 1010 or email sharon@completecarehealth.com.au.

Midland - Voices Of The Valley

A community choir based in Guildford for 18 years. The choir is four part harmony (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and sings a vast variety of music, from traditional choral music to contemporary arrangements - every musical taste is catered for! Each year the choir is involved in a number of performances. All levels of ability are welcome and there are no auditions. While effort is made to develop musical knowledge and skills and achieve high levels of performance, the primary goal is to have as much fun as possible.

When: Mondays during school term 
Location: Guildford Primary School, 125 Helena Street, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Contact: Neil Simmonds on 0466 312 558, email swanvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com or visit the Choir website.

Midland - Probus Club

New horizons, adventures and friends in retirement! A social club for retirees to enjoy social interaction and activities in their local community.

Location: Bellevue RSL Club
Timing: Every 3rd Wednesday afternoon
Contact: John Greenwood on 9297 2219 or 0419 962 872

Midland - Crobs' Coffee and Chess Club - Free

Crobs' Coffee and Chess is an initiative founded by local resident, Chris Roberton, that aims to connect community members through chess to reduce social isolation. Much like an artfully made cuppa, Crobs' Coffee and Chess offers participants the perfect blend of challenging and friendly social interaction, topped with a dash of fun, all served in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

When: Every Sunday
Location: Dome Midland
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Suitable for all ages and experience levels. Chess instruction available if required.
Contact: crobschess@gmail.com for more information

Swan City Titans Gridiron Club

The Swan City Titans Gridiron Club are recruiting now. We welcome both male and female players from the age of 5 to join our Pee-Wee, Youth, Junior & Senior Teams. No experience is required.

Contact: Layke Rossiello, 0433 298 278 or email swancitytitans@gmail.com.

Swan Valley/Gidgegannup - community garden

Join us to meet new friends, share new ideas and produce healthy food. Tuesdays 9.30 -11.30am followed by a light lunch and good conversation.  

  • August 14 and 28
  • September 11 and 25
  • October 9 and 23
  • November 20
  • December 4

Contact: Rosemary swanviewgarden@hotmail.com or 9294 1531.

Swan Valley/Gidgegannup - Seniors of Stratton

All Stratton seniors are invited to the Stratton Community Hall (Jecks Place, Stratton). Activities, fun, socialising, outings, friendship and support for all seniors. We meet every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am. (except during school holidays). Wheelchair access. Tea, coffee, morning tea provided. Have a fun morning relaxing with friends and neighbours.

Contact: Bernice 0418 415 200 or follow our Facebook Page.  

Swan Valley/Gidgegannup - Whittome community garden

Do you have a passion for community gardens, marketing, finance and/or being a dynamic involved member of our community contributing at events and busy-bees? Committee members bring a large number of formal and informal skills that make a committee increasingly dynamic and of greater value to the community. We are seeking new members for our existing Whittome Community Gardens Committee. Meetings aim to support and drive the very new garden to further community involvement and use. We will be delighted to hear from you.

Meetings: Monthly from 5:30 - 6:30pm
Contact: steve.franklin@workpower.asn.au or 0438 992 379