Shire of Chapman Valley August E Newsletter
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Chapman Valley Budget

The budget overview is available and rate notices have been posted Tuesday 29th July 2014.  All rates are due 2nd September 2014 and if anyone is having financial difficulties, please contact the Shire office, 99205011 to discuss alternative arrangements with either Karen or Katie.


The Geraldton Visitors Centre distribute a weekly wildflower report which is reliant on locals sending in the latest info.  If you see a new display or would like to report on our amazing display of wildflowers, please email Shire's Community Development Officer, Nicole Batten.  The report is available at the Geraldton Visitor Centre, website, Coral coast, e-update to caravan parks and all other visitors centres.Wildflower display at Geraldton Visitor Centre.

Tourism Boost Workshop

Tourism is a dynamic, competitive and a rewarding industry to be in. Tourism BOOST will give your business a competitive edge in this growing marketplace. The workshop is designed as an introduction and refresher course on the tourism industry and is complemented by Tourism Council WA’s eTourism Workshops.  The revised date is 16th September 2014, Irwin Recreation Centre. Register here 

Free Mulch

Chapman Valley community organisations have an opportunity to raise some funds using mulch collected from roadside tree lopping.  The mulch is located adjacent to the Nabawa Shire Depot.  Please contact the Shire Works Supervisor, Esky Kelly, for more enquiries or if you intend to participate or 0429109816.

Royalties for Regions in Chapman Valley

The Shire of Chapman Valley are happy to report that two projects have now been officially approved to be funded through the Midwest Investment Plan.  The resurfacing of East Bowes Road and the final funding component of the Yuna Community Centre.  Read More..

Citizen of the Year

Every year, the Australian of the Year Awards recognise 128 remarkable Australians.  Within your community you will be aware of people who inspire others, who lead by example or who constantly go that extra mile. People who rarely seek recognition but richly deserve it.

Why not also consider them for an Australian of the Year Award.  Visit the website for further information and to nominate by 3rd August 2014.

Firey's 500

“Firey’s 500” would like to invite all Brigades, Groups, Units, Local Governments and DPaW  –  State-wide.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the DFES family (volunteers, staff and peers) to come together and be with likeminded public spirited people for this great event - either partially or for the full 11 days or you may wish to run your own local event in support.
This walk is to raise much need resources for the recipients of the fund raising and will be distributed to the Emergency Services Legacy Hardship Fund.

NACC Photography Competition

People from all over the Northern Agricultural Region are invited to send us their best local environment snaps. You don't have to be a pro, you just have to have a keen eye and passion for our natural assets. There are some fantastic assets in Chapman Valley, lets photograph them and send them in!
NACC Photography Comp


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Chapman Valley Show

The 65th Chapman Valley Show is set to be another huge event and is now advertised far and wide.  Check out Tourism WA
Busy Bees at the Nanson Showgrounds -
*     Saturday 30th August 2014 - General Big Clean Up Day from 8am to 6pm
*     Friday 5th September 2014 - Set up all day ready for 65th annual
Chapman Valley Agricultural Show.
*     Sunday 7th September 2014 - General clean up if not done on show day.
CVAS committee general meetings @ 7pm in the dining hall at Nanson showgrounds -
*     Monday 4th August 2014
*     Tuesday 26th August 2014

Farm Business Assessment Scheme
The State Government has announced a $500,000 Farm Business Assessment Scheme to assist elgible farm businesses to access professional advice in relation to their business management and financial situation.

Should the farm business assessment and financial plan determine that additional consultancy is required to implement the plan, a further reimbursement grant of up to $5,000 may be claimed.  The total grant funding available under this scheme is up to $10,000 per farm business.

The scheme is voluntary with no obligation to implement recommendations.  It is designed to provide bsuiiness assessment advice and options. Go to these links for more infoapplication and FAQ

Camping Grounds Legislation

New caravan parks and camping grounds legislation is being developed with the aim to provide a legislative framework which better meets the needs of consumers, operators and regulating authorities, reduces red tape and safeguards the health and safety of everyone.

A consultation paper has been released to invite public comment on how the new act could operate. This consultation paper is an initiative of the Western Australia Caravan and Camping Action Plan, which is supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

The consultation period is from 30 May until 1 September 2014. Go to the website for more information, Consultation feedback form and Legslation information.

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Council Meeting Dates for 2014

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2014:

20 August 2014
17 September 2014
15 October 2014
19 November 2014
10 December 2014

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



A new program that is offering grants to amazing Australians doing great things.  Grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 to people of all ages and walks of life to help them pursue a dream that would make a positive difference – either by a project or doing something inspiring. Grants can cover education fees, training, renting premises, travel, research, business start-up costs… any activity that brings a person closer to their dream. More info available here. 



The REAPing Rewards small grant program is a national program targeting education. It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit children and youth (0-18 years) and their educators in rural and remote communities. Grants are up to $10,000.

REAPing Rewards supports not-for-profit groups, such as community preschools, playgroups, community based Day Care, Primary and Secondary schools, community support committees (eg Parents & Friends Committees), and staff in delivering quality, positive educational experiences in the early childhood, primary and secondary years.
Deadline for application is the 25th August and more information is available here.


Grants of up to $2,500 are offered to support WA schools to develop projects that promote the health of their students. Schools are encouraged to undertake activities that promote the priority health areas of mental health, nutrition and/or physical activity.

Applications must be received by Healthway a minimum of three calendar months prior to the commencement of the project.
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Ambulance Call Out Procedure


RING 000

1. You need to give your name and contact number.

2. You need to give the location of the casualty/accident (location needs to include the road number, road, nearest cross street, town/area and nearest ambulance centre, i.e. Chapman Valley Ambulance Sub-centre)

3. Number of casualties and type of injuries/problems

4. Follow the prompts and answer additional information as asked by the operator

If you live on a farm then additional information will help (farm name, name of the owner of the property or name of who lives at the property, approximately how many km's the farm is from the main road) and if possible it will also help if someone is available to to the main road to guide the ambulance into the property, especially at night.

Remember: The operators are based in Perth so additional information may be required to assist them in locating the nearest sub centre and getting you the help you need as soon as possible.
If you have any quires, please do not hesitate to contact the Chapman Valley Ambulance Sub-Centre Chairperson, Gerard Williamson, 99311018.

Grant Links

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