Shire of Chapman Valley October E Newsletter
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Australia Day Awards

If you know someone who goes above and beyond in your community then why not nominate them for an Australia Day Award?The Shire of Chapman Valley are now calling for nominations for the following categories:
Citizen of the Year
Young Achiever of the Year
Community Group of the Year
Find more information on criteria and grab your Nomination Form now as nominations close on the 18th November.
A guided bird walk will be held at Nanson on Sunday 16th October 2016. Read more
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count (ABBC) will run for 7 days from MONDAY 17 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 2016. 

Use the ABBC app, or the form on our website to record the types of birds you see.  If you would like to be a part of the ABBC, please contact our local NRM Officer Marieke Jansen

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Bill Hemsley Park Community Planting Day

On Sunday 14 August 2016 approx. 60 people attended a community tree planting day at Bill Hemsley Park in the Parkfalls Estate.  Read More..
Bill Hemsley Park Nature Playground - Lotterywest Announcement
On Friday 2 September 2016 the Member for Moore Shane Love presented a Lotterywest grant to Shire President John Collingwood for $100,000 for the nature playground at Bill Hemsley Park in the Parkfalls Estate. The announcement was attended by several Councillors, Shire staff and members of the Parkfalls community.  It is anticipated that construction on the nature playground will commence in early 2017.
Coronation Beach Evacuation Exercise

The Shire of Chapman Valley held an evacuation exercise at the Coronation Beach Nature Based Park on Saturday 17 September 2016.
The exercise was promoted and endorsed by the Batavia Regional Local Emergency Management Committee, which is comprised of the local governments of Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton and Northampton and incorporates many and varied departments and organisations.  Read more..

Coronation Beach Temporary Road Closure

The Shire of Chapman Valley is planning to gravel three sites in the vicinity of Coronation Beach.
 Works will start on Tuesday the 11th of October and are expected to finish before the 21st October 2016.
Works will only occur between 8am – 5pm, tracks will be open outside these hours and on weekends.  More info...

Fire Awareness Day

Thanks to Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) on providing the resources and training session recently for locals.  Key information this fire season is to keep communication channels open – online, Info line 1300 657 209 and ABC local radio. BOM will also provide latest forecast recording 1900 969 905 and weather stations provide an important role in fire preparedness.

Fire Break Notice 2016/2017

21 October is the date the Shire of Chapman Valley enters the Prohibited Burning Period.  To view the 2016/2017 Firebreak notice including contact details for your local bush fire control officer click here 
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.
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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 

Our kids are the future of the bush. Whites Rural Community Grants are designed to make a difference to kids in regional, rural, and remote areas.  Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to at least 10 applicants - designed to help kids in rural communities through art, music, sport, sustainability, or social well-being. We are committed to regional Australia and the communities that make it great. 
Applications close 31st October. Click here

The Club Equipment Subsidy provides funding to community sporting clubs for the purchase of sporting equipment for training and competition purposes. A once yearly subsidy of $500 is available to eligible sporting clubs. Applications close 28th OctoberMore info 

Funds the planning and work involved in establishing or maintaining a community garden.​  The grants program aims to encourage community members to participate more fully in community life; connect with the environment and other people; and use their skills to give back to the community. Funding of up to $20,000 for new gardens and up to $10,000 for existing gardens is available for each project. Grants close on 20th October 2017.  Click here

Supports initiatives that provide unique and enriching experiences for local communities.  Closes 24th October 2016. Click here

Provides relevant and sustainable support to communities in the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and Education.  Up to $20,00 available per project and applications close on the 21st October. Click here

Provides schools with grants for projects, that will encourage, facilitate and inspire the effective implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies on a whole of school basis.  Up to $50,000 available and applications close on the 28th October 2016.  More Info 

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.

Council Meeting Dates for 2016

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

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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