Shire of Chapman Valley March E Newsletter
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Black Spot Phone Tower Media Releases

Amazing number of towers in the Chapman Valley Shire given there were only 10 state-wide in this round!  Read more...

Shire of Chapman Valley Media Release Click here.
Shane Love MLA Media Release, Click here.

Chapman Valley Coastal Management Strategy

The Shire of Chapman Valley in partnership with key stakeholders has undertaken a review of its current Coastal Management Strategy and the draft Chapman Valley Coastal Management Strategy & Action Plan is now available on the Shire website for comment.

Chapman Valley Shopfront

The new shopfront facility is now open for business and the Shire of Chapman Valley encourage anyone who wishes to meet staff, or councillors, to make an appointment.  Contact the shire office 99205011 or via email

To find out more about this new service read more... Shopfront Expands Shire of Chapman Valley’s Services.

Neighbourhood Watch & Crime

The Northampton Police have advised locals that if you notice anything suspicious please report it immediately, lock up, keep keys out of vehicles, install cameras, put up signs saying CCTV, keep houses looking like they are lived in (light timers, move vehicles etc)  

Click here to read Northampton Police News.

Australia Day From Cr Forrester...

As Chairperson of the Tourism & Events Working Group I was very impressed with the great turnout of people who came to the Australia Day Breakfast held at Coronation Beach for the first time.  In all my years on the Committee I have never seen such a large turnout at this event.  Thank you to you all.

I would like to congratulate all the category nominees with this year receiving the largest number ever; you are all very deserving of your nominations.   Congratulations to Chrissy Philippa (Citizen of the Year), CABY (Community Group of the Year) and Phoebe Vlahov (Young Achiever of the Year).

A special thank you to Karen McKay for the organising of all the food and of course John (CRT) for the use of the trailer. 

Thank you also to Nicole Batten for organising the games, Trevor Hipper for helping with the set up and to Jason Batten, Di Raymond, Maurice Battilana, John McKay, Tony Fry and Anne for doing all the cooking – Great bacon and egg burgers.

Let’s hope for a bigger and better 2017 Australia Day.  

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Free Shower Head Swap

Water Corporation are working with the Shire of Chapman Valley by offering a free Showerhead Swap program to assist residents in the towns of Nabawa and Yuna to upgrade their old showerheads and reduce their water use. The program launched on 30 November 2015 and will remain open until 31 March 2016.  Click here for more information, or email Water Corp directly.


Boots For Change

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) is auspicing a national awareness campaign that will use and feature BOOTS – any kind – gumboots, RM’s, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots – as the metaphor and iconic image to connect farmers, their families, farmers’ markets and rural and urban communities.
The campaign aims to support grassroots family farming and rural youth, so drop off your boots at the Geraldton Farmers Markets Maitland Park every Saturday 8.30-12pm during April.  There will be Boot Activities every Saturday in April.  Find out more...

Clean Clubs

This program offers free bins and educational resources to sports clubs in Western Australia. Littering at club grounds and sports fields can be a problem for clubs to manage, with the influx of people and litter at matches and games. It is one of the most reported areas of littering Keep Australia Beautiful hears about.

Register for your free bin and educational resources here 

National Centre for Farmer Health

A fantastic resource for farmers and people living in rural communities.  Access to information relating to CPR, Wound Care, Organic dust toxic syndrome, flash burns and eye injuries, safety at work, stress tools, the list goes on.  Go to the website. to find out more.

Better Health Program

Is your child 7-13 years? Are you worried about their health? Try the Better Health Program.
  • Fun, free 10 week program to help families to lead healthier and happier lives
  • Build confidence and boost self esteem
  • Get fit playing fun games and activities
  • Meet new friends and learn new healthy eating and goal setting skills
  • Set goals to reach and maintain a health weight
Families can register online here, 1300 822 953 or text 0409 745 645
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The funding is open year-round and grants are limited to $1000–$5000. Projects need to increase participation in sport and active recreation or develop the skills of the people involved in your organisation or local community. Read more...

Macca's Junior Sports Grants aims to increase participation in junior sports and encourage the habit of a healthy lifestyle amongst young West Australians. Grants are provided to schools or groups within Western Australia to provide basic sporting infrastructure for a school or sporting group for an activity which is likely to encourage kids to participate in sport. Applications close 30 March 2016.  Read more...

Regional sporting clubs have the opportunity to apply for a one-off $500 subsidy towards shared sporting equipment accessible to all members. Applications close 14 March 2016. Read more...

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 over $10,000 close 18 January and 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.

Up to $5,000 for projects and activities that provide clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer with the next round closing 24th March, 2016.  More information through FRRR.

Known as REAPing Rewards, a national program targeting educational outcomes in rural and remote communities.  It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit people up to 18 years of age, and their educators, through grants up to $10,000.  Applications close on the 24th March with more information available through FRRR.

Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Funds are aimed at projects which help attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life in the regions.  Large grants from $50,001 to $300,000 are available as well as one-off grants of up to $50,000 to support smaller local projects. Grants are open between 1th January and 17th March.  Read more...

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for organisations to undertake training that equips people with skills to recognise and support someone who is at risk of suicide. Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Gatekeeper Training, safeTALK and Opening Closets.  Applications close 31st March, click here for more info

Catalyst funded projects will develop creative skills and enable communities to participate in arts and cultural activities that express local culture and identity. The projects promote the values of community empowerment, social inclusion, respect for diversity and self-determination. Funding applications close 30 March 2016. Read more...

The Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program recognises the important role our charities and community groups play in building connections for people who are excluded or isolated.  Funding of up to $10,000 per project is available to give a helping hand to small groups working to build a more inclusive, connected society.  Deadline for applications Friday 1 April.  Find out more...

To be eligible to receive a Community Grant your organisation must run, manage, conduct or implement a program that supports children and youth up to the age of 21 years in Australia.  Applications close 28 March, click here to find out more.

Council Meeting Dates for 2016

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

 16 March 2016
20 April 2016 - Batten Hall, Drummond Cove
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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