Shire of Chapman Valley May E Newsletter
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Welcome to our May Issue of E News 



18th June 2014 commencing at 5.30pm, Nabawa Community Hall
The Shire of Chapman Valley, together with the local Steering Group are holding a community workshop to directly feed into the Nabawa Townsite Revitalisation Project. This Plan will become the blueprint of your needs and ideas for the community, economy, environment and infrastructure.  Therefore your input is essential.
Everyone is invited to come along and contribute to the future of the Nabawa Townsite. Children will also be catered for if you need to bring them along.
For more information or to register your attendance please contact Simon Lancaster or Kathryn Jackson at the Shire on (08) 9920 5011. 
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Please remember to use pilot vehicles and correct lights when transporting and shifting farm machinery, no matter what time of day.

Chemicals of Security Concern

National Code of Practice

A joint Australian government and industry initiative to reduce the risk of common chemicals being used by terrorists in attacks. We are reaching out to local businesses in communities to encourage them to adopt the code.
We have watched in horror the deadly impact home made bombs and improvised explosive devices have caused overseas. 
The Code of Practice relates to farmers, pool chemical suppliers, distributors, transporters etc.
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Kidsafe Event

Free Child Safety forum presented by Kidsafe WA and The Royal Life Saving Society of WA.  Aimed at  Parents, Grandparents, Carers and Community Members who are interested in keeping kids safe around the home, the farm, near water, near roads and during play. 
All welcome. 
 Morning Tea Provided

13th May 9.30 – 10.30, Yuna CWA Hall 

Click here for more information

2014 Chapman Valley Show

The 2014 Show is set to be another huge event and a fantastic way to showcase Chapman Valley to some 6000 visitors.  The event is run entirely by volunteers and this year the committee are seeking 6 people willing to help out for 2 hours on Show Day, 6th September. 

Tasks include running errands, totalling up points tallies and other small activities.  Your help will be greatly appreciated and help our day run smoothly.

Please email the Chapman Valley Show.

WA Heritage Festival

Join the National Trust in celebrating our heritage with the Western Australian Heritage Festival 2014 which runs from 18 April to 18 May across Western Australia.  

To create your own event, or discover other events, go to the website.  For more information, read more...

The Nanson Museum invite everyone to come along and enjoy a morning tea for the WA Heritage Festival on Mothers Day.

The Chapman Valley Historical Society are also working toward a project to extend their magnificent museum to better showcase their collections.  As this is a valuable part of Chapman Valley, you can pledge your support as an Individual or Business.
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Midwest Events Calendar

The Mid West Events Calendar is an online events directory developed in collaboration with the Mid West Development Commission. Regular users can register with the site and add their own events directly, and help is always at hand - the Event Nation team will place your content, images and supporting documents into the calendar if required.  Read more...

To register an event, you cam also contact the Shire's Community Development Officer who can post it online for you.
      A great advertisement for Chapman Valley....check out this event.

Building Better Business Mentoring Program

MWDC Small Business Centre

Business Planning Made Easy, Business Modeling and Expansion, Managing HR, Financial Management, Customer Service, Marketing Your Business, Succession Planning.
Anyone is the Midwest can register for Workshops and there are training vouchers also available.
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The Digital Hub

The Digital Hub is an emerging Centre which brings together skills, knowledge and expertise in digital media and innovative technology, providing a one-stop point of contact for facilitating skills transfer and education of new technologies and digital media to local communities.  Free computer and online training is available.

Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

There is some fantastic stuff happening in the Mid West and there are also some very good programs being implemented by groups that are making a real difference.
Anyone can nominate a club or club person and some of the categories are; Commitment to Participation Award, Infrastructure, Planning, Sporting Volunteers Award, Creating A Better Workforce Award, Event of The Year Award, Technology in Practice Award, just to name a few.

Please consider nominating your club or community for these awards. Feel free to call DSR (99562173) to have a chat if you would like more information or simply to discuss this. 
Nominations close on the 16th May.

There are many people who work tirelessly for their Chapman Valley Club, so a nomination is a fantastic way to recognise contributions.

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Patient Assistance Travel Scheme

PATS provides travel and accommodation subsides to eligible rural and regional patients that have to travel long distances for special medical care or treatment.  There is currently an inquiry as there are concerns the scheme is no longer responsive to the needs of the patients.

Members of the public are encouraged to make a submission which will contribute to the inquiry.  Click here to find out more.   

Council Meeting Dates for 2014

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2014:

21 May 2014
18 June 2014
16 July 2014
20 August 2014
17 September 2014
15 October 2014
19 November 2014
10 December 2014

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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Grants up to $5000 available for projects that encourage safe driving, less emissions or public transport.  Any small projects that empower and strengthen local communities. Application under $5000 will be accepted all year round.  If between $5000 and $20 000, the next grants round closes 20th June 2014.

Click Here for more information.



Through the Country Womens Association of WA (CWA), branches may apply for funding to assist with a community project in their district.  Application forms and guidelines are available from CWA State Office and the Association’s website and close on 31st May.  Two grants may be awarded each year to a combined total of $10,000.  If you have a community project in mind, contact the Yuna CWA Branch


To support activities of local community groups grants between $10 000 and $50 000 are available. Projects that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area or conserve biodiversity. On-ground works, as well as planning, training and resource assessment activities are eligible.

More information is available from the State NRM Office website or by contacting the NRM office directly
Applications close Friday 20 June 2014


Men’s Health and The Men of Malvern have provided non-recurrent Grants to community organisations for men’s health awareness activities Australia wide in past years, to coincide with International Men’s Health Week. In 2014, a new round of non-recurrent Grants of up to $1000 will be available, and recipients will be announced in Men’s Health Week 09-15 June 2014.  

Applications Close 16th May, for more information check out the website.


Grants of up to $2,500 are offered to support WA schools to develop projects that promote the health of their students. Schools are encouraged to undertake activities that promote the priority health areas of mental health, nutrition and/or physical activity.

Applications must be received by Healthway a minimum of three calendar months prior to the commencement of the project.
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Ambulance Call Out Procedure


RING 000

1. You need to give your name and contact number.

2. You need to give the location of the casualty/accident (location needs to include the road number, road, nearest cross street, town/area and nearest ambulance centre, i.e. Chapman Valley Ambulance Sub-centre)

3. Number of casualties and type of injuries/problems

4. Follow the prompts and answer additional information as asked by the operator

If you live on a farm then additional information will help (farm name, name of the owner of the property or name of who lives at the property, approximately how many km's the farm is from the main road) and if possible it will also help if someone is available to to the main road to guide the ambulance into the property, especially at night.

Remember: The operators are based in Perth so additional information may be required to assist them in locating the nearest sub centre and getting you the help you need as soon as possible.
If you have any quires, please do not hesitate to contact the Chapman Valley Ambulance Sub-Centre Chairperson, Gerard Williamson, 99311018.

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