Shire of Chapman Valley August E Newsletter
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Budget Announced

Annually at this time local government authorities are required to adopt budgets for the forthcoming financial year. This process legally requires local governments to consider the following Integrated Strategic Plan: Corporate Business Plan, Strategic Community Plan, Asset Management Plan, Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce Plan.  Click here for budget details. 

Chapman Valley Community Growth Fund

The Shire of Chapman Valley are once again offering the Community Growth Fund for projects and activities that benefit the area of Chapman Valley.  Application forms and Guidelines are now available. Applications need to be submitted by the 9th October while projects need to be completed prior to 30th June 2016.  Please contact Community Development Officer, Nicole Batten with any questions and to discuss your project.  99205011


The Shire of Chapman Valley are once again hosting an NRM position and Marieke Jansen can be contacted via email or phoning 99205011.  There are currently many opportunities for funding, scroll down further to Grants to find more information.  NACC are also holding an information forum on Community Action Grants.

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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Women's Economic Independence Event

Thanks to the Department of Communities the Shire of Chapman Valley have accessed funding to hold a one day forum which will provide essential foundations for understanding personal finance goals, as well as provide the building blocks for women’s financial independence.  The Yuna Farm Improvement Group are hosting the forum to be held on the 31st August.  More information will be available soon and registrations are open now.

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!  Books have 25 tickets ($50/book).  We would really appreciate community support in selling these tickets!  Please contact Chrissy Philippa 0427 424 767. 

Ball tickets are available at the Shire Office, Bendigo Bank or online.  Keep in touch  Watch out for upcoming Dance Classes!

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.

Mental Health First Aid

20 participants recently completed a 2 day Mental Health First Aid Training program held at the community centre in Nabawa.  The Shire of Chapman Valley thanks One Life WA for providing funding enabling this training to be offered to the local community at no cost.  The training was delivered by Yellow Ribbon and supported by 360 Health & Community.
For further information and resources visit Yellow Ribbon and check out R U OK Day

Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail Tour

There is to be a guided bus tour of the heritage of Monsignor Hawes on the 15 August from Geraldton to Mullewa and return. If you are interested in attending this Press Release has more details. A brand new Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail brochure has also been released.
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Council Meeting Dates for 2015

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

This FRRR and ANZ grant is about enhancing education and employment opportunities in rural, regional and remote areas, with consideration given to projects that benefit communities with a population of fewer than 15,000 people. Grants of up to $10,000 are available and applications close 12th August.

The Medibank Community Fund (MCF) will support not-for-profit organisation and their projects with a one-off grant to help encourage children and young Australians to move more and be physically active outside of school hours.  Applications close 21st August, 2015.

This Western Power grant program has allowed brigades to improve the level of service to their local community and goes a long way to recognise the tremendous work of locals who work tirelessly throughout the bushfire season.  Grants of up to $5000 to brigades located within the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) which is the region in which Western Power operates.  Applications close at 5pm on Friday 28 August.

As part of the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council’s (NACC) sustainable farming program, expressions of interest are now being sought for the establishment of farming demonstration sites within the Northern Agricultural Region.  Deadline for EOI’s is Mon 31st August 2015.  Please contact NRMO, Marieke Jansen or 99205011 if you would like any assistance in putting the application together.  Guidelines are also available.

NACC is funding community groups, local government or other eligible groups to deliver projects that protect the environmental values and natural assets in the coastal zone.
Examples: Localised site assessment and rehabilitation planning, Weed control and revegetation works, Formalising beach access, coastal education-related event, Construction and installation boardwalks and/or signage.  Applications close Friday the 11th of September 2015. Click here for guidelines. 

The State NRM Program is a WA Government initiative that provides funding for activities that protect and enhance WA's environment and natural resources. Grants for up to $50,000 are available for community groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations, LCDCs, Farming Groups, Schools and others are eligible to apply.
Guidelines have not been finalised as yet but an info session has been planned in Geraldton on the 10th of August.
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