Shire of Chapman Valley July E Newsletter
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 The Shire of Chapman Valley is very pleased and excited about the recent announcement on the Mobile Telecommunication Black Spot Program by the Commonwealth & State Governments.
Chapman Valley has been allocated four new mobile telecommunication towers strategically located in the following area to address the black spot telecommunication issues currently being experienced: Nabawa, Naraling, Yuna South and Yuna East.

The Shire has been lobbying all tiers of government, many and varied departments and individuals over the past decade or more to highlight the need to improve mobile telecommunications into the broad-acre agriculture regions of the country, particularly the unmet needs of the Chapman Valley district. This has been a long and arduous journey and process and I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to all those involved. Elected Members, staff, members of parliament, departmental staff and community representatives though too many to mention individually here, I and the community recognise the time and effort you have put into this process and it is terrific to see such an excellent outcome.
The economic benefit to the broad-acre agriculture industry operations will be significant as will the social benefit by the establishment of improved telecommunication services to our district.
The Shire will now continue to work with the government to promote the implementation and establishment of the mobile telecommunication towers allocated to Chapman valley treated as a priority.  This media release provides further information.
John Collingwood
Shire President


The Shire of Chapman Valley is inviting comments upon the draft concept plan for the Bill Hemsley Park located in the Parkfalls Estate.  The plan is a concept of how the park might be developed and the Shire is inviting your feedback on this plan and your views on priorities for this site.
The community feedback will assist the Councils Committee in its further discussions on the concept plan.  A copy of the draft Bill Hemsley Park Concept Plan and submission form is available via Shire website.  Submissions must be received prior to 4:00pm Friday 24 July 2015 via email.

Banners in the Terrace

This years banner was designed and painted by the Chapman Valley Community Ball Inc under the theme “Local Government – Switch On”.  The banner will be judged at Local Government Week and displayed in St Georges Tce Perth, then brought back home for the Chapman Valley Community Ball.


NRM Officer returns to the Shire of Chapman Valley

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council are placing an NRM officer at the Shire of Chapman Valley.  Marieke Jansen lives in Chapman Valley and can be contacted via email or phoning 99205011.  For more information on the role, click here.
New Farm Demonstration grants are also available through NACC.


Microchip Your Dog

As of 1st November 2015 all dogs over three months of age must be microchipped.  When registering your dog with your local government, you must provide your microchip number.  Go to the Department of Local Government for more information on the Dog Act and microchipping.
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Chapman Valley Show

The 66th Annual Chapman Valley Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 5th September 2015.  Lots to see and do; rides, exhibits and competitions.  For more information on how you can help, become a sponsor or book a bay click here, or go to the brand new website.

Chapman Valley Harvest Ball

The Chapman Valley Community Harvest Ball is on again 3 October 2015 and there are two exciting competitions running at the moment!  Gemma Baker has very kindly donated another stunning wheat pendant to the value of $3,150!!!  Second and third prizes have been kindly donated by Burnt Barrel, Nukara & Athlete’s Foot.  Raffle tickets are now available for $2 each!    We would really appreciate community support in selling these tickets!  Contact Chrissy Philippa 0427 424 767.
Keep an eye out for our speccy banner and go in the running to win two tickets to the ball by logging the location where you see the banner. This competition opens Tuesday 7 July.  Ball tickets are available at the Shire Office, Bendigo Bank or online. Keep in touch.


Chapman Valley Historical Society Museum

Our local museum has been extremely busy filling the brand new shed with valuable machinery creating more space in the existing building for brand new displays.  This project was proudly funded by Royalties for Regions, Lotterywest, Shire of Chapman Valley and the Chapman Valley Historical Society.
Howatharra Fire Shed

Thanks to Fire and Emergency Services a fantastic new shed has been constructed at Howatharra complete with ablutions.  More information about the official opening of the shed will be available soon. 
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Regional Community Achievement Awards

Council Meeting Dates for 2015

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2015

15 July 2015
19 August 2015
16 September 2015
21 October 2015
18 November 2015
16 December 2015
Council will meet at 9.00am in the Council Chambers at Nabawa (3270 Chapman Valley Road) on each ordinary meeting date.


Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community.  The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community. Grants available 1st Oct – 31st Dec 2015. Click here for more information.

Keep Australia Beautiful Community Litter Grants are open until August 31 2015. Local governments, community groups, small to medium sized enterprises or schools can apply.  Funds will cover an original idea to help solve a litter problem; a local anti-litter project that just needs up to $5,000 to begin. 

Beyond Bank Foundation is offering up to $20,000 for entrepreneurs to access to support networks in order to assist and realise their dreams, as well as to promote local economic development. Supports entrepreneurship in the technology, social and general business sectors.  Grants are always open.

Creative Partnerships Australia are offering up to $3,500 to work with a producer to produce and deliver a finished song. The grant covers the producer’s fee, one day’s studio time plus overdubs, mixing and mastering.  The closing date is 31 Jul 2015.

Round 3 of NACC’s Farming Demonstration Sites will be opening on the 27th of July. NACC is keen to work directly with the community to establish sites that represent a range of practices located across different landscapes, soils and farming systems. Individual landholders or farming groups are encouraged to apply. Grants up to $30,000 per application are available for demonstration sites that showcase innovative practices
Contact NACC  through either Marieke or Sustainable Farming Coordinator Sally Fenner .
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