Shire of Chapman Valley April E Newsletter
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Brand Launch - Shire of Chapman Valley

We are excited to show you our new branding!!

Our new logo encapsulates the shire's diverse natural landscape, highlighting the iconic flat-top ranges, vibrant farmlands and world class beaches.

Circular shapes and blended vibrant colours demonstrate the unity that exists throughout our community.  The modern font paired with the handwritten slogan indicates we are a friendly laid-back community that is boldly looking towards the future.

What do you love about our wonderful #chapmanvalley community?

Have your say Community Consultation survey - Click here

Community Strategic Planning Workshops

The Shire of Chapman Valley is developing its 2017 - 2027 Community Strategic Plan. To ensure the Plan represents our community needs and aspirations it is important as many people as possible participate in this important process and have their say.

SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES: all dates commence at 5.30pm to 7.30pm
15 May 2017 - Batten Hall, Drummond Cove
16 May 2017 - Yuna Multipurpose Community Centre
17 May 2017 - Nabawa Community Centre

Click here to complete the online survey if you would like to have input or come along to one of the workshops.

April Council Meeting

The next Council meeting will be held at the Yuna Multipurpose Community Centre on 19 April 2017 commencing at 9.00am.  A forum session will be held at 1.00pm for Yuna residents to come along and discuss any issues with their Councillors.

Discontinued Vehicle Inspection Service


The Department of Transport (DoT) has advised Council of the minimum qualification for staff to provide vehicle inspection services as an Authorised Vehicle Examiner (AVE) on their behalf .  As Shire staff do not have all the minimum qualifications as stipulated by DoT to perform the task as an AVE Council has resolved to discontinue this service effective 30 June 2017.

Shire constituents will now need to arrange vehicle inspections through the nearest DoT agency in Geraldton.  Location of these service providers in Geraldton can be obtained by following this link to the DoT website.

Northampton Police Station

If you are going away during the holidays, make sure your property is secured.  Don't let your holiday be ruined by failing to lock up.

Easter long weekend and ANZAC day long weekend will be subject to "Double Demerit Points."

Click here to view Northampton Police newsletter.

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.

Online Community Hub

We've been progressing the new Shire of Chapman website which will include an online community hub function where community groups and local businesses can share information about the community of Chapman Valley.  Interested parties will need to manage their own part of the online community hub keeping it up to date. We are seeking a contact person from each community group and business so that we can can offer training and keeping your group informed of the online community hub setup. Please send the relevant persons details to Community Development Officer Rebecca Millar at or call 9920 5011.

Photographs for new website


We want our new Shire of Chapman Valley website to truly represent the life, place and community of the Chapman Valley. A 'picture tells a thousand words' and we are seeking photographs from the community and businesses that can be used on the new website. From people, activities, landscape, flora, fauna, buildings, heritage and events we are interested in those moments that capture the Chapman Valley in its best light. Send images to or contact Rebecca Millar Community Development Officer on 9920 5011.

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More Grants


  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 

Small grants are available for community groups across the NAR to assist them in running capacity building activities that will engage our people in Landcare and NRM activities.
There is two categories of funding available for groups to apply:
  1. Funding to run activities or events that will lead to sustainable agriculture and biodiversity outcomes e.g. workshop/field day/ bus tour on soil health, biodiversity protection, wetland and riparian protection, etc. Groups can apply for funding of up to $1,000 to assist them deliver these outcomes. Training on rural leadership including women & youth will be considered on initial discussion with the RLF.
  2. Funding to help our community groups tackle the threats of feral animals in the region’s landscape e.g. red card for rabbits and foxes and any feral animal control event. Groups can apply for funding of up to $750 to assist them with the cost of running the red card for rabbits and foxes or any feral animal control.
A fantastic guide to help with your annual reports and financial accountability. Click here for further further information.

Are you a charity or community group working in the areas of health and well-being, community safety, environment or education? Are you in need of more funding? It doesn't matter how big or how small the charity is, if it benefits our communities, we want to help it succeed.
The latest round of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund is now open, closing 28 April 2017 at 5pm AEST.
Click here for more information.

Supports the Landcare community’s involvement in protecting and enhancing Australia’s biodiversity assets.
The Landcare Australia Habitat Restoration Grants 2017 program is open to all volunteer-based community groups across Australia that embrace the Landcare ethos. This includes, but is not limited to, Landcare, Farming Systems, Bushcare, Coastcare and “Friends of” groups.
Grant up to $10,000 Closes 17th April 2017 Click here

The NAIDOC grant funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2017 (2-9 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.
Applications close 27th April 2017
Click here to view full funding guidelines on the provider's website. 

Council Meeting Dates 

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

19 April 2017  Yuna Multipurpose Community Centre
17 May 2017
21 June 2017
19 July 2017
16 August 2017
20 September 2017
18 October 2017
15 November 2017 Bill Hemsley Park Community Centre
13 December 2017

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