Shire of Chapman Valley August E Newsletter
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After an extensive consultation and design phase, Council’s adoption of its budget at its 28 July 2018 meeting will enable the on ground development phase of the Bill Hemsley Park in the Parkfalls Estate to commence. 
Lotterywest have recently announced that the Shire of Chapman Valley have been successful in our funding application to construct a nature playground.  This playground is a vital element for the park area and a major asset for families in the area. Read More...
Chapman Valley Agricultural Show

The annual Chapman Valley Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 3rd September 2016 with loads of fun for the whole family. Why not enter an exhibit in one of the many categories from sheep to education, jams, knitting and many other classes.
Come and see the horses, sideshow alley and much, much more.
Admission prices this year are Adults $15, Pensioners $5 and Children under 16 Years are still FREE.
Visit their webpage for more information or follow them on Facebook

The Chapman Valley Agricultural Show was recognised as one of the Top 10 Ag Shows in WA.  Click here to see RAC article

Crime SMS System

The Shire of Chapman Valley now has a new SMS system for residents to report crime.  The mobile number for residents to report events is 0429 688 503.  When a resident sends an SMS to this number they will receive the following response:
"Thx 4 using SMS Report CV-NR, making it #tougherforcrooks. If in danger dial 000. If urgent Ph 131444." 
Your SMS message will be forwarded directly to the Northampton Police Station.

2016/2017 Budget Overview

Click here to view the 2016/2017 Budget to see roads and other projects listed

National Motorhome Rally

Around 200 motorhomes will gather in Geraldton over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd October.  Some 400 visitors from across Australia are eager to be engaged with the surrounding areas pre and post this weekend as they travel throughout the Midwest.  Chapman Valley has the opportunity to be promoted in a number of ways.  Campers will be stationed at Geraldton Grammar School and invite artists, local produce, gifts and products to display and sell wares on Saturday 1st October from 1-4pm.  Any promotional material or opportunities for visitors to explore our magnificent Chapman Valley can contact ‘The Batavians’ Motorhome Rally coordinator John Rogers 0427261277, alternatively Nicole Batten 0447389851.

Chapman Valley Historical Museum 

The Chapman Valley Historical Society (Museum) hosted a Heritage visit by the Geraldton Regional Library on Friday 15 July 2016.  Guests were invited to record some of their early memories of the district and their stories.
Break-away interviews were conducted by Jim Trevaskis and Trudi Cornish to record short 10-15 minute interviews with community members which will be made available to the Museum. The focus was on Oral Histories and the importance of gathering district stories.  Over 400 oral histories can be accessed for up to 3 weeks, from the Geraldton Library
Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in recording this valuable collection of history.



Changes to Association law

Associations and clubs will see great change this year with the commencement of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 on 1 July 2016. New resources available: 
Download the Associations Transition Pack 1 
Watch the Information Session Presentation 

Webinars to help community groups with fundraising

FRRR has teamed up with Our Community to host three webinars specifically designed to help rural, regional and remote community groups access more funding.
Save these dates:

  • Crowd-funding 101 - 1pm AEST on Wednesday, 10 August

Registrations for the webinars are now open.


Bushfire Awareness Day

Club Health Checks

The Club Health Check is an online self-assessment tool assisting State Sporting Associations and clubs with overall management, governance and planning. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recommends two or three club committee members complete the check together. You'll receive a report broken down into an action plan with six priority areas, a summary report and a summary of priority responses.

Complete your Club Health Check and use the Department's Club health check to improve your club.
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More Grants

Are you a not-for-profit and incorporated organisation or a club? Do you have a new project idea that will help to encourage low participation groups (e.g. Aboriginal people, multicultural groups or people with disability) to get involved in sport and active recreation? This grant is open year round. Apply for Community Participation Fundingemail the Department or call WeiQi Ng on 08 9492 9852.

This fund focuses on skills development for young people and can include music workshops, script writing and production, skills development in graffiti art, writing and illustration, dance residencies, new media.  Up to $4000 is available to cover project costs such as artist fees, artist travel, materials, promotional costs, documentation or venue hire. Closes 23rd December 2016, more info through Country Arts WA.
Holden are helping grassroots sport by giving local clubs the chance to upgrade their facilities with the Holden Home Ground Advantage project.  You can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 or $100,000 for your local sporting club and give Scott and Kim a run for their money by entering your own video clip to support your application.
Closing 31st August with more information on the Holden website

Offers local cricket clubs the chance to apply for a Club Sponsorship, consisting of a two-year, $2,000 financial commitment per year, as well as cricket gear.
You’ll also get CommBank cricket merchandise, such as Commonwealth Bank marquees, to use on game days.
Click here to view full funding guidelines on the provider's website.

Beyond Bank Australia is rewarding entrepreneurs with grants of up to $50,000 and access to support networks in order to assist and realise their dreams that promote local economic development within the Canberra, Hunter Valley, Riverina, SA and WA regions. 
We are seeking businesses that support people and are looking to create good outcomes that benefit the local community by offering employment opportunities.
Applications close 30th September and for more information click here

Encourages young people to get creative in the garden. Any school (primary or secondary), kindergarten, childcare centre, and youth/community group (e.g. Scouts) seeking to educate young Australians about gardening and the natural environment can apply.
Eligible projects:
- Bush tucker and native gardens
- Vegetable gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Composting and green waste recycling activities
- Purchase of gardening infrastructure and equipment (pallets, garden beds, gloves, shovels, watering cans etc).
Applications close 15th August and for more information, click here

Supports education & employment initiatives that support economies in rural, regional & remote areas, with consideration given to projects that benefit communities with a population less than 15,000. Groups may apply for a cash grant or IT equipment.
Examples of projects include:

-      Providing certified training courses at local community centres
-      Supporting programs that help people to prepare for employment or return to   education
-      Supporting programs which help people to learn new skills and knowledge
-      Developing micro-business or social enterprises which help to create employment
Applications close 26th August, click here for more information 

Funds on-ground coastal management projects.
Some examples of potential activities may include:
- Interpretative signage
- Revegetation
- Community engagement events or products
Applications close 26th August, go to the NACC website for more information.

Funds history projects based in Western Australian.
Any individual or organisation with a project which falls within the Foundation’s Objects (as stated below) is eligible to apply for a grant.
Applications close 9th September, more info

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for community organisations to host events or activities on Thank a Volunteer Day, Monday 5 December 2016. The grants support communities to celebrate Thank a Volunteer Day as a whole of community event to acknowledge and celebrate the role of volunteers in the community.
To ensure a balance of events/activities across the State, only one Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grant will be awarded per community (defined as a Local Government Authority area).  Consideration will be given to supporting more than one event in a Local Government Authority area in those regional areas where distances between communities are deemed large. 
Applications close at 4pm on Thursday, 18 August 2016. No late applications will be accepted.


  1. Retain and build the benefits of regional communities.
  2. Support improved, relevant and accessible local services.
  3. Enable communities to deliver a sustainable economic and social future.
  4. Assist regional communities to prosper through increased employment, business and industry development opportunities.
  5. Increase capacity for local strategic planning and decision-making

Regional Grants Scheme funds between $50,000 - $300,000 and Community Chest funds for up to $50,000

Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder announced funding through the Natural Resource Management (NRM) grants program is now available to groups including schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and environmental action groups.
Community Action Grants - Local community groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000.
Community Capability Grants For small projects between $1,000 and $10,000 which can be implemented over the next 12 months.
More info …


Council Meeting Dates for 2016

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2016.

17 August 2016 Yuna Multipurpose Comm Centre
21 September 2016
19 October 2016
16 November 2016
14 December 2016

Council will meet at 9.00am in the Council Chambers at Nabawa (3270 Chapman Valley Road) on each ordinary meeting date.
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