Cambridge at 30: Major Milestones over Three Decades

Published on 03 July 2024


Since its inception in 1994, the Town of Cambridge has grown and evolved, adhering to its original mission statement “that the Town be acclaimed as a municipality of significance in metropolitan Perth providing a quality living environment”.

Reflecting on the past three decades, Mayor Gary Mack believes the Town's Council and Administration have “worked tirelessly to achieve what we set out to accomplish”.

In 1994, Cambridge’s focus was on creating a quality living environment. Today, in 2024, the Town’s vision has evolved to stimulate “a naturally beautiful Town that connects our vibrant community and thriving local economy from inner city to beach”.

“Cambridge is living up to this vision in many ways. We are a community that values its natural beauty, furthers connectivity, and supports a thriving local economy,” Mayor Mack said.

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From the archives: Excerpts from the Town of Cambridge's first council meeting on 1 July 1994.

The 30-year journey has been marked by notable milestones and achievements. One of the earliest was the opening of the Civic & Administration Centre(PDF, 5MB) on Bold Park Drive in September 1996, celebrated with an open day led by inaugural CEO Graham Partridge and inaugural Mayor Ross Willcock.

The Town has hosted many popular events that have brought the community together, such as Relay for Life, the Local School Debate, Local Schools Art Exhibition, Volunteer Recognition Function, NAIDOC Week, City to Surf for Activ, Walk for a Reason, ANZAC and Remembrance Day commemorations, Carols by the Lake, and Seniors Christmas Lunch have become valued traditions within Cambridge.

The Town has also achieved significant milestones that have contributed to its growth and development. The Cambridge Library and Boulevard Centre, opened in 2002, have become vital hubs for community engagement and learning. The refurbishment of the Bold Park Aquatic Centre in 2016 provided residents with modern facilities for recreation and wellness. The Wembley Golf Course, with its 18-hole Tuart Course opened in 1997, remains a destination for golf enthusiasts, adding the revolutionary 80-bay Trackman Range in 2023.


From the archives: Craft time during the last StoryTime held at Floreat Library on 30 May 2002.

The Town's recently refreshed logo retains the essence of its original design. It features the black swan, symbolising the state of Western Australia and our own Lake Monger. The arc of the black swan’s neck integrates the letter ‘C’ for Cambridge, centralised in a diamond shape to symbolise prosperity. The upper green triangle denotes our parks, with the peak representing Reabold Hill, while the lower blue triangle represents our oceans and lakes.

“Our journey over the past three decades has been remarkable, and we look forward to continuing to grow and thrive, staying true to our vision and mission. Here’s to many more years of success and community spirit in the Town of Cambridge," Mayor Mack concluded.