Shire of Chapman Valley December E Newsletter
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Shire Christmas Closedown

The Shire will be closed for the Christmas / New Year period on the following dates:
  • Close 4.00pm on Friday 23 December 2016
  • Re-open 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017

Dolbys Drive Structure Plan 

The draft Dolbys Drive Structure Plan has been prepared and is now available for public comment.
The Dolbys Drive Structure Plan addresses a 38ha area, north of Cooper Street in the locality of Waggrakine, comprised of 6 individually owned lots, zoned ‘Rural Residential’ each of which contain a residence, and are all capable of being further subdivided.
The Dolbys Drive Structure Plan document is available for viewing at the Shire offices 3270 Chapman Valley Road, Nabawa during normal office hours or alternatively the document can be viewed online at
Submissions on the draft Structure Plan must be made in writing and lodged with the Shire before 4:00pm Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Should you wish to know more about the Dolbys Drive Structure Plan then please contact the Shire’s Planning Department on 9920 5011.


Chapman Valley Men's Shed

The Men shed held a "Thank a Volunteer Day" on Sunday 4 December 2016 in Nabawa. Supported by Volunteering WA through National Volunteer Week event funds. The Vintage Car Club visited as well as CBH camera crew to film the event and items in which they have contributed funding toward. 

Police News

The Northampton Police will be targeting drug and alcohol impaired drivers over the Christmas and New Year period. If travelling anywhere do so safely and plan your journey. Click here for newsletter.

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.

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.


Chapman Valley Citizen of the Year Awards

Once again the nominees for the Citizen of the Year awards were of a high caliber and we are lucky to have these fantastic people and groups in our community.  

Congratulations to the following nominees:
  • Ken and Vi Farrell
  • Darryle Mazzuchelli
  • Barbara Sheilds
  • Chapman Valley Football Club - Colts team
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More Grants

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.

  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 

Applications for Tourism WA’s 2017-18 Regional Events Scheme close on December 13, 2016.  The scheme offers funding for eligible regional events held between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 that have the ability or potential to attract visitors to the region, achieve media attention and involve and inspire the local community.
Event holders can apply for funding between $5,000 and $50,000.  Click here for more information.

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.
Now open for events that fall between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Events should bring additional tourism income to regional communities by increasing visitor numbers, attract media coverage, involve and inspire the local community and extend the length of the traditional tourist season.  The grant closes on December 13 and funding is for up to $50,000.
More info Click here

The purpose of the program is for Holden to provide financial assistance to local sporting clubs and community organisations to develop their clubrooms, 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.  More info

Project must aim to promote and encourage bike riding for transport and fun, Increase awareness of where to ride for transport trips, encourage women, children and novice riders to give bike riding a try, grow the level of involvement in Bike Week activities from local councils, workplaces, schools, government agencies and bike groups.  Grants are up to $2,500 and close on the 9th Dec.

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:

14 December 2016

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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