Shire of Chapman Valley July E Newsletter
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Premier Visit

The Premier of Western Australia visited the Shire of Chapman Valley on 24 June 2016.
It was a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful Chapman Valley as he got the opportunity to take the scenic drive through the Moresby Range and out along the green Chapman River valley to Nabawa. Read More

Chapman Valley Nationally recognised innovative region

An independent think tank for regional Australia has named Chapman Valley as the third most innovative heartland region in the nation. Click here to read more

Notice of Special Meeting

In accordance with section 5.4 of the Local Government Act, the Shire of Chapman Valley will hold a Special Meeting of Council on Thursday 28 July 2016 commencing at 9.00am, in the Council Chambers, Nabawa.
The Purpose of this Special Meeting is to adopt the 2016/2017 Draft Budget.
Maurice Battilana

WA Regional Achievement & Community Awards

The Western Australian Regional Achievement & Community Awards have been launched for 2016 and the state-wide search has begun. The Awards are all about the passion of people who are committed to making regional Western Australia a better place to live. If someone has made an impact or difference in your life or has impressed you with their community spirit, why not nominate them!  Nomination close on the 3rd August.  Find out more...
Police Update

The July school holidays are nearly here which will see an increase in road users and also an increase in Police presence to ensure that everyone is doing the right thing. Read more.....

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 033/13

WALGA is seeking tenders to enhance our Panel of Suppliers for Road Building Materials and Related Services for WALGA members. Read More...

Chapman Valley Museum Pathways Project

Melissa Price MP stated that Chapman Valley will benefit from a re-elected Turnball Coalition with the announcement of a $5,000 commitment to Chapman Valley Museum Pathways project.  Read More...

Chapman Valley Historical Museum 

The Geraldton Regional Library will be hosting a Heritage Visit at the Chapman Valley Museum on Friday 15 July 2016.  Guests will be invited to record some of their early memories of the district and stories.  
Overview of Oral History Programme (include PPT and some short audio snippets)
  • Demonstration of equipment, display ideas using Oral Histories – Trudi
  • Break for morning tea (about 10.30am)
  • Break-away interviews – Jim and Trudi to conduct and record short 10-15 minute interviews with community members. 
The Museum can then use these as a part of any future display/promotions or simply to add to their collection, with copies also in Geraldton and the Battye Library.  

Mid West Tourism update and workshop

An opportunity for Tourism Operators to collaborate on the 21st July contact
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Webinars to help community groups with fundraising

FRRR has teamed up with Our Community to host three webinars specifically designed to help rural, regional and remote community groups access more funding.
Save these dates:


  • Planned Giving and Bequests 101 - 1pm AEST on Thursday, 14 July
  • Sponsorship 101 - 1pm AEST on Wednesday, 27 July
  • Crowd-funding 101 - 1pm AEST on Wednesday, 10 August

Registrations for the webinars are now open.


Grant Writing Training

Gain a greater understanding on what funders are looking for in a grant application with well renowned facilitator, Bevan Bessen.
Join NACC and Rangelands NRM for a FREEg rant writing training session on 21 July 2016 at the Irwin Recreation Centre.  Click here for more information.


Club Health Checks

The Club Health Check is an online self-assessment tool assisting State Sporting Associations and clubs with overall management, governance and planning. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recommends two or three club committee members complete the check together. You'll receive a report broken down into an action plan with six priority areas, a summary report and a summary of priority responses.

Complete your Club Health Check and use the Department's Club health check to improve your club.
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More Grants

Community Chest Funds are aimed at projects which help attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life in the regions. One-off grants of up to $50,000 to support smaller local projects with the next deadline 15th July.  Read more...

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) has announced the Farm Demonstration Sites Round 5 grants.
Up to $25,000 is available for individual or groups to assist in setting up farming demonstration sites that showcase innovative and sustainable practices. Applications close Tuesday 5th July 2016 5pm WST.  Guidelines and application form can be found on the NACC website or contact Marieke Jansen (Local NRMO) on mob. 0437 880 384 for more information.

The Heritage Council's annual Heritage Grants Program offers assistance to private owners of State Registered heritage places to undertake urgent conservation works, or develop conservation management plans or strategies. Grants of up to $100,000 are available.  Applications close on 29 July 2016

Are you a not-for-profit and incorporated organisation or a club? Do you have a new project idea that will help to encourage low participation groups (e.g. Aboriginal people, multicultural groups or people with disability) to get involved in sport and active recreation? This grant is open year round. Apply for Community Participation Fundingemail the Department or call WeiQi Ng on
08 9492 9852.

THE SEED - Self Managed Artists Workshop 
Up to $70,000 is available for Australian emerging managers and self-managed artists.  The Seed will provide and arrange transport, accommodation and meals for all successful applicants to attend a Management Workshop. Learn practical strategies to manage artists in the establishment phase of their career. Click here for more info.

Small grants ($2,5000 - $66,666), Annual ($66,667 - $166,666) and Forward Planning ($166,667+) grants now available.  The program aims to increase physical activity and participation in sport and recreation with local facilities. Small Grant applications need to be submitted to your Local Government Authority by 8th August 2016.  Find more info from DSR.

This fund focuses on skills development for young people and can include music workshops, script writing and production, skills development in graffiti art, writing and illustration, dance residencies, new media.  Up to $4000 is available to cover project costs such as artist fees, artist travel, materials, promotional costs, documentation or venue hire.
Closes 23rd December 2016, more info through Country Arts WA.

Holden are helping grassroots sport by giving local clubs the chance to upgrade their facilities with the Holden Home Ground Advantage project.  You can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 or $100,000 for your local sporting club and give Scott and Kim a run for their money by entering your own video clip to support your application.
Closing 31st August with more information on the Holden website

Offers local cricket clubs the chance to apply for a Club Sponsorship, consisting of a two-year, $2,000 financial commitment per year, as well as cricket gear.
You’ll also get CommBank cricket merchandise, such as Commonwealth Bank marquees, to use on game days.
Click here to view full funding guidelines on the provider's website.

Council Meeting Dates for 2016

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2016.

20 July 2016
17 August 2016 Yuna Multipurpose Comm Centre
21 September 2016
19 October 2016
16 November 2016
14 December 2016

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