Shire of Chapman Valley May E Newsletter
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From the President....

Ward Boundaries

Hi everyone, hopefully farmers have had enough rain to confidently progress seeding?
Mullewa Ward - No doubt many of you have listened to the ABC interviews involving the City of Greater Geraldton’s Mullewa Wards Councillors who have approached us to enquire if we would be happy to enter into discussions on a possible Boundary change, including them in our Shire.
Any proposed change would require a very detailed analysis to make certain the new entity was sustainable and met the required legislated conditions for Boundary changes.
There is a long held belief that rural communities do not have adequate representation when on the outskirts of large urban communities, so it’s an opportunity with C of GG to review theirs and our structure in our own time.
Ward System - Council is also advertising for submissions on the Ward System either to maintain or change to a no Ward System, detailed information available from the CEO.

Yuna Hall Study - It has been moved at Council that a study into the future of the hall be carried out to ascertain its future, process of study has not been finalised.
Regards, John Collingwood.

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.

Vehicle Disposal



Council has a 1994 Suzuki Sierra Tray Top surplus to requirements and asks for Expressions of Interest from the local community to purchase the vehicle.  It is not currently registered for the road and is only available on an “as is” basis.  Offers to purchase must be made in writing 20th May 2016.  Initial enquiries should be made to the Manager of Works and Services, Mr Esky Kelly on 0429 109 816.


Local Law Update

Shire of Chapman Valley have updated some of their local laws which can be viewed here.  Examples include: Activities on Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law, as well as Local Dog Laws. This is to make provisions about the impounding of dogs, to control the number of dogs that can be kept on premises and the manner of keeping those dogs and to prescribe areas in which dogs are prohibited and dog exercise areas. 

Rubbish Bin Collection Time

Rubbish bin pick up will now be at an earlier time. It is recommended that bins are out at six in the morning until you become familiar with the new pick up time.

Local Bush Fire Brigades

There's been some discussion in the media recently on who should be controlling Local Bush Fire Brigades and Volunteer Fire Officers.  Click here for more information.
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Census Field Officers

Census 2016 is around the corner and  field officer are required.  Temporary casual jobs with flexible working hours.  You will need to be responsible for making contact with households to ensure everyone can complete the Census.   Applications for Field Officers close 29 May. For further information visit ABS Careers or Register your interest

Young Writers Award

Children aged 5 to 18 years are invited to get pen to paper and submit an original story of no more than 2000 words.  The top three stories from each category will be exhibited at the Subiaco Library and those from non metropolitan areas will receive travel and accommodation to attend the awards ceremony.
Complete your entry online. Entries are open 13th June – 4th July.

Successful Grassroots Sporting Clubs

Sports Community are holding a FREE Webinar for volunteers who are keen to help their club succeed but have a number of common challenges.  Examples: tasks take too long, can't get enough help and volunteers, don't understand their new role and may be scared to ask how,  overwhelmed and don't know where to start.     
A free webinar will be held on the 10th & 12th May, click here for more information.
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The program allows regional sporting clubs across WA to apply for a $500 grant to spend on sporting equipment for the club.  $500 subsidies can be spent on equipment such as balls, bats, racquets, bibs, protective gear, team uniforms, first Aid kits, shade tents and safety gear. Clubs who have previously received the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme can reapply before the 13th May.

Community Capability Grants is to support volunteers to improve their capability to undertake on-ground work and to improve the governance and management performance of their community-based organisations. Grants up to $10,000 close 30 May.  Click here to apply.

Provides funding to land managers to protect the habitat of threatened flora and fauna and areas of priority remnant native vegetation in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR).  Click here for more information.  Funding is only available until June 30.

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 are open until funding runs out or November 2016.  Read more...

National Library of Australia are offering up to $15,000 for community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.  Applications close on the 9th May.  Find out more...


Volkswagen have teamed up to offer 10 grants of $1000 each to help community clubs with initiatives such as facility improvements, new footballs, guernseys or training equipment.  For the chance to win a share of the $10,000, clubs should visit and fill out the online application form by Sunday 29 May.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for 10-15 community organisations who are working towards improving the health outcomes of our two main focal groups - young people and carers.  Applications will be open from 1-30 June 2016 and eligible community groups are invited to apply to help deliver innovative programs that address specific health challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians. 

Council Meeting Dates for 2016

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

18 May 2016
15 June 2016
20 July 2016
17 August 2016 Yuna Multipurpose Comm Ctre
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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