Shire of Chapman Valley January E Newsletter
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Australia Day Celebrations

The 2017 Chapman Valley Australia Day event will be held at Coronation Beach.  This event is a fantastic way to recognise and celebrate everything Australian and especially our Citizen of the Year nominees.  Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a beach breakfast on the 26th January.

RSVP to,au by 20 January 2017.



KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees. Applications can be done online 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.

Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid TM Australia is running a Standard Mental Health First Aid E3 training on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January. Click here for more information.

WA Young Achievers Award

The WA Young Achievers SDERA award Promotional Video is here: Click here  Don’t forget, we are looking for persons 29 or under in WA who inspire via their focus on community health and wellbeing! Cash prizes available! Cash prize pool is $18,000!

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.

                                                        Jason Stokes inspecting his crops.

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.

Telstra Towers Opening

Thanks to Royalties for Regions funding 4 new mobile phone towers located in the Shire of Chapman Valley at Nabawa, Naraling, South and East Yuna were officially opened on 13 December 2016.
We are connected. Mobile phone tower at Nabawa

Western Power Helicopter Patrols

Western Power will be conducting helicopter patrols from December to March along electricity power lines. Click here for further information.

Shelter for Showgrounds

Shane Love MLA member for Moore presented a Community Chest Fund (CCF) Grant cheque to the Chapman Valley Agricultural Society on 9 December 2016 for the new shade shelter to be erected at Nanson Showgrounds.
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More Grants


Australian Men’s Sheds Associations provides direct financial assistance to men’s sheds across Australia with priority given to those sheds in areas of greatest need.
Up to $10,000 available. Closes 13th January 2017 Click here


Provides financial assistance to grain growing communities towards events and projects which contribute to the health and vitality of their community. Up to $5000 Closes 31st January 2017 Click here


  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.
Up to $30,000 is available for farming demonstrations which are innovative and address Natural Resource Management issues in the region.  Applications close 30 January 2017. Click here for further information.


Council Meeting Dates 

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

15 February 2017
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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