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Shire of Chapman Valley February E Newsletter
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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 cso@chapmanvalley.wa.gov.au

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

From the President...


Our Australia Day Awards breakfast was held at Coronation Beach and was well attended.  Cr Forester, Chair of Committee, and a great group of willing helpers turned on a fantastic breakfast and awards presentation.  Congratulations and appreciation for all individuals and groups nominated as their inspiration has made a very big contribution to our community. Many thanks to the sponsors for their nominations.
 
Criminal Activity in Shire.
Shire sent out another text message to residents warning us to keep our eyes open.  I am very concerned that people are frightened by the thought of criminals wandering around their properties. In an inevitable confrontation residents could be put at risk. I believe that there needs to be a system of communication between residents to warn/look out for cars and other suspicious behaviour and also listing items stolen. Police can only do so much but we have eyes everywhere and may see something useful.  Shire can do little as it's not their responsibility, but I would be interested if any of our technical savvy people could contacted me with ideas on how to improve communication amongst ourselves. E.g. private Facebook page which could give instant warnings of activity. I understand it's mainly during daylight hours so be aware of strangers driving in and looking for someone.  We may help put more criminals behind bars and deter others, in the end we are responsible for our security and safety. 


John Collingwood
President

Australia Day at Coronation Beach


 

Around 100 people came to enjoy a bacon and egg roll, fresh fruit and brewed coffee, while our Australia Day award nominee’s were recognised for their enormous achievements and efforts within our Chapman Valley communities.  A quick game of ‘toss the thong’ followed by Two Up while people swam with a pod of inquisitive dolphins!


Congratulations to our Australia Day Award winners: Chapman Valley Citizen of the Year – Chrissy Philippa, Chapman Valley Community Group of the Year – Creating A Better Yuna, Chapman Valley Young Achiever of the Year – Phoebe Vlahov.
Well done to all nominee's: Chapman Valley Agricultural Society, Chapman Valley P&C, Cliff Conroy, Jayne Valhov, Liz Burton and Tom Davies.

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.
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Midwest Southwest Fire Benefit Concert



The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades would like to invite the community to attend the Midwest Southwest Fire Benefit Concert on Saturday 20th February at Nukara Farm in Chapman Valley to show support for the Southwest Fire Victims.
RSVP by Friday 12th February to Alison on 0419 568 235 or Steve on 0428 568 235
Entry fee is only $20.00 per adult, $5 for kids 5-16.

 

2016 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

 
Now is the time to nominate an amazing volunteer for the 2016 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards.
The prestigious Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards is celebrating its seventh year. Created to recognise the outstanding contributions of Western Australian volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and corporate volunteering programs, the awards publicly acknowledge these remarkable people and organisations. For more information click here

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.
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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...


MACCA'S JUNIOR SPORTS GRANTS
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...


COMMUNITY SPORTING CLUB EQUIPMENT SUBSIDY SCHEME
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...


NRM COMMUNITY CAPACITY GRANTS
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.


REMNANT FENCING GRANTS
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.


SMALL GRANTS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
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.


RURAL EDUCATION AUSTRALIA PROGRAM
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.


ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS
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...


FARM DEMONSTRATION SITES
As part of the Northern Agriculture Catchment Council's (NACC) sustainable farming program, expressions of interest are now being sought for the establishment of farming demonstration sites within the Norther Agricultural Region (NAR). NACC is keen to work directly with the community to establish sites that represent a range of practices located across different landscapes, soils and farming systems. Up to $25,000 available closing 29 February 2016. Read more...  Application form click here

REAPING REWARDS
The rural education Australia Program is 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 24 March 2016. Read more...
Suitable groups include:
Community preschools & playgroups
Community based day care
Primary & Secondary schools
Community support or Parents & Friends committees



SMALL GRANTS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
Offers up to $5000 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. The next round closes 24 March, 2016. Read more...


CATALYST COMMUNITY ART FUND
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...


DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS & RECREATION COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FUNDING
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...

 

Council Meeting Dates for 2016


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

 17 February 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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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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