Shire of Chapman Valley March E Newsletter
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Ray Ryder Community Concert 

WA’s hottest new Country Rock performer Ray Ryder and his band will be rocking the Chapman Valley at the Yuna Oval on Friday 10th March 2017 from 7.00pm.  This free family friendly event is fun for all ages. The Yuna P & C will have meals for sale. BYO. Bring a picnic rug and chairs. Camping available.

Ryder’s all ages concerts and accompanying free music workshops across regional WA are supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts in consultation with the Department of Regional Development.



Nukara Music Festival


The Nukara Music Festival takes place in a natural amphitheatre setting surrounded by towering River Red Gums.
Nukara comes alive in March every year with the festival attracting local and international blues, roots and folk artists.
Saturday 18th March 2017 is the next Nukara Music Festival to look forward too & add to your diaries!

For tickets Click Here


Mental Wellness for Grain Growers Workshop 

The Chapman Valley Menshed have partnered with CBH and the Black Dog Institute to proved a free workshop on the Sat 25th March 2017.
Farm owners play a pivotal role in fostering the well-being of their workers through the behaviours they model, and their ability to observe and act when they notice that workers are struggling. They also play a key role in successfully integrating workers back into work after a period of sickness absence. This practically focused, interactive, face to face workshop is delivered by an experienced clinician. The program will include case studies and contextualised activities created in consultation with CBH Group. 

For more information Click here

Mad Hatters Party

Fundraising event to raise funds for Cord Blood research.

To date Inner Wheel Australia has raised approximately $2.25M to provide the necessary money for research which includes the employment of some 48 science/doctors. 

The stem cells from Cord Blood are successfully used in the treatment of leukaemia and other malignant diseases.


Great Cocky Count 

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo are frequently spotted in the Yetna/Nabawa area in Chapman Valley. On the 9th of April, Birdlife Australia organises the ‘Great Cocky Count’ for the Southwest of WA. If you want to participate in recording roosting sites or want to find out more about this great citizen science initiative. Click here for more information.

Breaking Down Barriers 

A harmony dinner with a twist. Come, feel proud and represent your nationality, culture and religion. Avivo and the Midwest Multicultural Association have partnered together to host a dinner that celebrates diversity on the 17th March 2017. For more information Click Here

Red Nose - Safe Sleeping  

Red Nose provides a holistic education service aimed at providing participants with up-to-date research and current recommendations aimed at reducing Sudden Infant Death and sleep accidentsharmony dinner with a twist. An education session on safe sleeping is available on the 16th March 2017. For more information Click Here

WAIS Workshop 

Are you engaging, or planning to engage support workers for yourself or for a member of your family with a disability? This workshop could help you. 15th March 2017. For more information Click Here

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.


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.

Request for Tender RFT 07-17 Disposal of CAT 226B2 Skid Steer


WALGA is seeking submissions from tenderers for the outright purchase of 1 x CAT 226B2 Skid Steer on behalf of the Shire of Chapman Valley as detailed in the specifications. Click here for tender  documents further information in regards to this request can be obtained from Amy Green on 9213 2035.  Tenders will be submitted via  The deadline for tenders to be submitted is 3.00pm on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

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More Grants

Geraldton Community Bank® Branch launched its Community Grants Program on 28th February 2017 to help improve community outcomes. The program will help support local community groups and organisations by making funding available for projects.
Projects may be large or small and may also be carried out in collaboration with other groups or organisations at any level.


Due 31st March 2017 for more Information Click here

Due 31st March 2017 For More Information Click here
Project fund - Community Up to $15,000
Funds not-for-profit organisations or local governments from regional and remote Western Australia
Project Fund-Individual Up to $15,000
Funds individual artists or arts workers from regional and remote Western
Annual Events Fund Up to $75000
Assists regional, remote and very remote organisations to run an annual arts event that raises the profile of regional artists, develops audiences and broadens community engagement and encourages sustainable economic, social and cultural development.
Click here for more Information

Due 23rd March 2017 
WA Community Engagement Grants Program Up to $45000
Provides funding for arts-based activities that promote the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in arts and culture.

For more information Click here

Due 30th March 2017 

Category A: Innovate
Innovate is for innovative community arts projects that express local culture and identity. Projects funded in this category must demonstrate new and innovative community arts practices, new ways of working in a community arts setting or new art forms within a community arts project.
Applicants can apply for up to $15,000.
Category B: Create
Create is for community arts projects that express local culture and identity.
Applicants can apply for up to $15,000.
Category C: Develop
Develop is for professional development for community artists and community cultural development workers. This is a grant for research and/or development in areas that will benefit community and the arts industry in the long term.
Applicants can apply for up to $10,000.
For more Information Click Here

Due 31st March 2017

Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund -Small Grants
Funds projects involving a basic level of planning. The total project cost for grant must not exceed $200,000.
Click here for more Information.


  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.
The purpose of the program is for Holden to provide financial assistance to local sporting clubs and community organisations to develop their club rooms, sporting grounds and general facilities, and invest in the growth and development of their emerging talent. Around $12,500 is available and applications close on 31st March 2017.  More info

A fantastic guide to help with your annual reports and financial accountability. Click here for further further information.

Not for profit community organisations that have an ABN or Incorporated certificate can apply.  Click here for further information. Applications close Friday 31 March 2017.

Coastwest Grants are provided by the Western Australian Planning Commission to support projects designed as a response to the challenges facing WA's coastal environments.  Application kits can be downloaded from the Western Australian Planning Commission website.  Click here  Applications close Tuesday 21 March 2017.


Council Meeting Dates 

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

15 March 2017
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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