Shire of Chapman Valley October E Newsletter
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From the President...

Chapman Valley Show - congratulations due to the Committee and their many helpers who turned on another great event. Rain dampened things a bit but did a lot of good in the region.
Nanson Show Grounds also attracted a Caravan group who travelled from all over Australia for a get together, there were around 40 vans and eighty travellers who spent time and money in the area, they were very appreciative of the local hospitality and the beauty of the Shire.
Amalgamation Issues - anyone reading the news would be aware of the political discussions on the subject. The Minister for Local Government has told country Councils that he does not wish to amalgamate them, unfortunately still a lot of politics being played.
Oakajee Port - Council is still hopeful that there will be a way forward with Government still in discussion with interested parties, unfortunately with excess ore being mined the price is well down and not helpful for newly established mines.
Blueprint for the Future - The Midwest Development Commission in conjunction with community have put together an innovative paper on building the region’s future, there will be public meetings to discuss the direction so please attend if you can.
Harvest - Please be aware of the increased number of large trucks on Shire Roads and the potential danger.
Regards, John Collingwood

Community Growth Fund

The Shire of Chapman Valley Community Growth Fund is now open. It provides funds to not for profit community based organisations, event organisers and individuals to support the promotion and development of social, economic, recreational, art and cultural projects for the benefit of residents of the Shire of Chapman Valley.
Application’s close 4pm 31st October 2014.   Grant guidelines and application forms available on the Shire website.
Please contact Shire's Community Development Officer for any questions.

Chapman Valley Citizen of the Year Nominations

The Shire of Chapman Valley is calling for nominations for Citizen Awards in the following categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, Community Group of the Year. 
These Awards recognise those who have shown an outstanding willingness to lend a helping hand, displaying an exceptional level of commitment and providing a service and support to the Chapman Valley community.
Nominations Close Friday 21st November 2014.

Fire Season

Zone 2 ( Yuna, Durawah and Valentine Brigades) will be in prohibited fire season as from the 1st of October and zone 4 (Naraling, Nabawa, Yetna and Howatharra), the southern portion of the Shire, will be prohibited from 21st of October. No burning is permitted from those dates. Also fire breaks in those portions (where fire breaks are compulsory) are required before the 21st of October.

Midwest Blue Print Roadshow

A presentation of the Blueprint Roadshow by the MWDC to the Chapman Valley community will be at the Nabawa Council Chambers, 10th November 4pm.
The Blueprint is designed to assist Government, industry and community in future planning and decision making for the region.
It aims to include history, social, economic and natural profiles, as well as challenges and opportunities.
It is an opportunity to make sure Chapman Valley and our communities are well represented.  Deadline for comment is 18th November, read more...
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Moore Farmers Eligible for Drought Concessional Loans

Farmers in the Electorate of Moore may be able to access a $20 million fund for drought concessional loans which will allow them to restructure a portion of their farm debt.
The concessional loans - announced by Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce and State Minister for Agriculture, Ken Baston last week – will enable eligible farm businesses to loan up to $1 million or up to 50 percent of farm debt, whichever is lower.
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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:

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.



Applications for grant funding between $20,000 and $100,000 in the Australian Government's 20 Million Tree Programme is now open for eligible groups, individuals and organisations that intend to plant native trees and associated understorey in a range of urban, peri-urban and regional environments across Australia. Tree plantings may occur on public or private land.
Applications close on 30 October 2014.  Check out NRM.


Cadbury Fundraiser provides up to $1,200 to support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.
Deadline 28th November 2014.
Click here for more information.

The Philmac Project is our way of giving something back to the people who have supported us for more than 80 years, making it possible to keep manufacturing in Australia.  This exciting initiative is offering $30,000 in cash grants to help roll out water-related projects. Any community group in regional Australia can apply, including schools, councils, show societies, recreation and environmental groups.
Just fill in the simple online form and then rally your local community to drum up votes.  Enter online today. Submissions and voting close December 12, 2014.


$5000 is available for local area projects individuals, communities and organisations projects which make lasting changes to reduce litter and change littering behavior.
The grant program encourages  litter prevention incorporating education, infrastructure and enforcement as key elements.   
Deadline 15th October 2014
Visit the Keep Australia Beautiful website for more information.
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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.

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