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Shire of Chapman Valley November E Newsletter
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Local Government Elections

 
After the local government council elections Cr Farrell, Cr Forrester and Cr Royce were elected unopposed for the North East Ward.  Cr Humphrey was elected to the South West Ward. All Terms ending October 2019.  Cr John Collingwood Elected unopposed as President and Cr Anthony Farrell elected as Deputy President for a term of two (2) years.

Temporary Road Closure - Burton Road


Please be advised that Burton Road will be closed during daylight hours Friday 23 October 2015 to Monday 9 November for flood damage repairs â€“ open to local traffic only.  For more information please contact the Shire Office on 9920 5011.  Your co-operation with regards to this matter is appreciated.
A REMINDER THAT DRIVING ON A CLOSED ROAD IS AN OFFENCE

Community Notice


There have been reports of burglary, theft and property damage in the rural areas of Chapman Valley Shire.  Please be vigilant and report and suspicious activities to police, but do not directly approach.  Report by email Northampton police  or call 131444.

Chapman Valley Citizen of the Year


Chapman Valley has some amazing community groups with some very hard working volunteers and a great way to acknowledge their contribution is to nominate them for an Australia Day Award.  The Chapman Valley Australia Day Citizen (or Group) of the Year nominations close on the 20th November 2016.  Nominate now and here is some information that may help.
 

Wildflowers on National TV


During a recent visit, Channel 9's Garden Guru's showcased Chapman Valley with this fantastic clip on wildflowers in the Midwest. The show is broadcast nationally, with a very strong viewership in Sydney and Melbourne.

Mobile Muster


Shire Chapman Valley are a Mobile Muster drop off point for National Recycling Week which runs from 9-15 November. It's a great time of year to old mobile phones and accessories stashed away in cupboards and drawers.  You can also download a FREE mailing label, or pick up a reply paid satchel.  Click here to find out what items are accepted.

A Battery Recycling Project is also being carried out, find out more...

Ride With Us WA


A proactive approach to road safety during harvest through Chapman Valley has been widely reported through radio, newspapers and social media platforms.  It has fortunately sparked some healthy conversation between the cycling community, grain truck drivers, grain storage company as well as truckies who ride bikes.  Read more... 
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Local Projects are Officially Opened

September 11 marked the official opening of the long awaited Yuna Multipurpose Community Centre and East Bowes Road.  These large projects have been made possible by Royalties for Regions funds through the Department of Regional Development.  Opened by Shane Love MLA on behalf of the Midwest Development Commission, Lotterywest, and Department for Sport & Recreation who all were all funding partners for the Yuna Community Centre, along with Shire of Chapman Valley and Yuna Farm Improvement Group.  Read More..

The Chapman Valley Historical Society hosted around 70 people at the official opening of the museum machinery shed.  Barbara Shields OAM had the honour of cutting the ribbon to the shed which houses valuable machinery items.  This project was made possible by Royalties for Regions funds, Lotterywest, Shire of Chapman Valley and the wider community of Chapman Valley who donated funds to this wonderful asset of Chapman Valley.

The Opening of the Chapman Valley Menshed will finally take place on Saturday the 12th December 11am - 2pm.  This will be an open community event to come and see what the Mens Shed have been up to and what activities they have planned.  The shed has been made possible with funding from Lotterywest, CBH, Australian Mens Shed Association, FRRR and the Shire of Chapman Valley.  Read more about recent Mens Shed activities...

Bill Hemsley Park


Council adopted the Bill Hemsley Park Concept Plan at its 16 September 2015 meeting following an extensive consultation process with the residents of the Parkfalls Estate.  The Shire thanks everyone for their input who took the time to make a submission on the concept plan.
The Bill Hemsley Park Management Committee, which comprises representatives from Council, the Parkfalls Residents Association, and the developers of the Parkfalls Estate, will now be working towards delivering the project on-ground.  Read more about this project...

Borrow Box and Zinio Library

 
Borrow Box E-Books - The most popular Australian and international ebooks and eAudiobooks are now available to Nabawa and Yuna Public Library patrons. Contact the Nabawa or Yuna library for login details as they are specific to each person. 
Zinio Online Magazine Library - Over 300 free online magazines are availabe to read from your computer, iphone or tablet such as the current 4wd Action, Home Beautiful, Womens Weekly, Top Gear, Better Homes & Gardens, Digital Photography, Donna Hay, Horses & People and many more. Contact the Nabawa or Yuna library for login details as they are specific to each person.

 

Fuel Card Rollout for Volunteers


Emergency services volunteers will be given help with fuel expenses under a $7.6 million State Government program to provide fuel cards to eligible volunteer groups.
 
The scheme will be available in regional and high-risk bushfire areas and will provide eligible volunteer emergency service groups with $2,000 per year over four years.
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Council Meeting Dates for 2015


The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2015

18 November 2015
16 December 2015
 
Council will meet at 9.00am in the Council Chambers at Nabawa (3270 Chapman Valley Road) on each ordinary meeting date.

Christmas Closure
The Shire of Chapman Valley's Administration Building will be closed over the Christmas Period from 4.30pm on Thursday 24 December 2015 and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 4 January 2016.
Australia Post mail collection will not be available during this shutdown period.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Parcel Collect is an alternative option.
 

Grants
  


DEPARTMENT OF WATER
The following programs are currently in place providing financial assistance: Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme, Pastoral Water Grants Scheme, Community Water Supply Program, Accelerated Depreciation for Primary Producers.  Read more on how to access these funds...


YOUTH FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES GRANTS PROGRAM

Funding of up to $10,000 are available to regional local governments in WA to engage young people in creative ways to plan and develop youth friendly communities. Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Monday, 16 November 2015.  Click here for more info...


 

BIKE WEEK
Grants of up to $2,500 are available from the Department of Transport to host events for Bike Week 12th – 20th March 2016.  Activities could include: community breakfasts, guided bike rides, pedal-powered film nights, bike treasure hunts, bike comedy shows, bicycle tours, bike servicing workshops, riding skills sessions, themed bike rides, learn-to-ride sessions, team events. Read more...


AGRICULTURE R&D FUNDS
The Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund is part of The Nationals WA $300 million Seizing the Opportunity in Agriculture policy, which is fully funded by Royalties for Regions.  Grants between $20,000 and $500,000 will generally support grower group and industry partners to improve agricultural competitiveness as the State strives to double our agricultural value by 2025. Click here for more information.


STATE COMMUNITY GRANTS
The State NRM Program is a WA Government initiative that provides funding for activities that protect and enhance WA's environment and natural resources. Grants for up to $50,000 are available for community groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations, LCDCs, Farming Groups, Schools and others are eligible to apply.
The Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund is part of The Nationals WA $300 million Seizing the Opportunity in Agriculture policy, which is fully funded by Royalties for Regions.


ATHLETE TRAVEL SUBSIDY SCHEME
Supports talented athletes aged 13-21 years to pursue regional, state and national representation. Round 1 is now open and applications can be made online until Friday 20 November 2015 for eligible events with start dates from 15 May 2015 to 15 December 2015.  Read more...


VOLUNTEER GRANTS PROGRAM
Volunteer Grants Program aims to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. They provide small amounts of money which organisations can use to help their volunteers.  Closing date 9th December, click here for guidelines.


REGIONAL EVENTS SCHEME
Applications for Tourism WA’s 2016-17 Regional Events Scheme are now open and closes on February 1, 2016.  Funding is for eligible regional events held between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 that have the ability or potential to attract visitors to the region, achieve media attention and involve and inspire the local community.  For more information click here.
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Grant Links


Assistance for small businesses - www.sbdc.com.au/drilldown

Grants Directory - www.grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au

Grants Link - grants.myregion.gov.au

Our Community - www.ourcommunity.com.au/funding/grant_search

Healthways - www.healthway.wa.gov.au

Lotterywest - www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants/grant-types

NRM - www.nacc.com.au/pages/4854/grants-directory
 
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