Shire of Chapman Valley June E Newsletter
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Nabawa Townsite Revitalisation Plan

Notice is hereby given by the local government of the Shire of Chapman Valley that the Nabawa Townsite Revitalisation Plan is available for comment.  A visual concept is available to view as well as a resource guide.  Click here for Plan objectives.
The Nabawa Townsite Revitalisation Plan document is available for viewing at the Shire office or the document can be viewed online.  Submissions on the Nabawa Townsite Revitalisation Plan must be made in writing or emailed on or before 4:00pm Friday 12 June 2015.

Microchip Your Dog

As of 1st November 2015 all dogs over three months of age must be microchipped.  When registering your dog with your local government, you must provide your microchip number.  Go to the Department of Local Government for more information on the Dog Act and microchipping.

Disability Access Inclusion Plan

Shire of Chapman Valley has the Draft Disability Access Inclusion plan available for public comment and submissions.
All comments and submissions in writing should be forwarded to the Shire of Chapman Valley no later than 4.00pm on Friday 24 June 2015.
Annual Verge Side Rubbish Collection Service Discontinued

The Shire wishes to advise those constituents who have been able to participate in the Annual Verge Side Rubbish Collection Service this service will no longer be provided.

This should not be confused with the ongoing Weekly 240ltr Mobile Garbage Bin Domestic Rubbish Collection Service, which will continue as normal.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Thanks to funding from One Life WA, FREE Mental Health First Aid Training will be coming to Chapman Valley.  This course is aimed at everyone, and will train you on how to provide some initial support to someone experiencing a mental health crisis, or developing a mental health problem.  Training dates are over two sessions - 29th June and 6th July 2015 at the Nabawa Community Centre.  For more information or to register, click here or contact Shire's Community Development Officer.


Citizenship Ceremony

Shire of Chapman Valley recently presented the Wynne Family with their Australian Citizenship on behalf of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.  Christopher, Paula and Corey Wynne are from England and now live at Parkfalls.

Author Visit

The Shire of Chapman Valley Library recently hosted well known author, Norman Jorgensen.  Both Chapman Valley and Yuna Primary Schools enjoyed the visit.  Norman's books include: Jack's Island, The Last Viking, The Last Viking Returns & The Flanders Fields.

Chapman Valley Harvest Ball

Tickets are now available via the Chapman Valley Harvest Ball website.  Don't miss it, Saturday 3rd October 2015.

The Shire of Chapman Valley are proud sponsors of the 2015 Chapman Valley Harvest Ball.

Cloud Chasing

‘Cloud Chasing’  is a conceptual photography project that the Shire of Chapman Valley and host organisation, Yuna CWA Branch, are excited to present to the ladies of Yuna and Chapman Valley.

The project follows the success of the Mullewa, ‘Hunting for Foxes’ project’ and  will be based along the same principles of skill development and creative expression.  

There is capacity  for 25 local ladies, aged over 18,  to be a part of this project.   Click here to view key dates and how you can become involved.

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Associations and Incorporations Bill

New ways to assist small associations in their financial and reporting accountability, as well as modernised committee duties, are some of the items covered in the new Bill.  For more information, subscribe your organisation to receive updates on the progression of this Bill through parliament.

Farm Business Assessment Scheme

Closing on the 30th June 2015, Chapman Valley farm businesses who are experiencing financial hardship are eligible to receive the FBAS.  It enables the employment of an independent business professional to provide a one off business assessment by providing an initial grant of up to $5,000, plus the ability to apply for a further $5,000 to implement the recommendations of the original assessment.  This can be done while still employing longer term consultant(s).

Previous rules requiring input from a farmer or pastoralist’s bank have been removed to make it easier to apply.  James Hamersley from the Rural Business Development Corporation can be contacted on 1800 198 231.


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Photo Competition - This year the Geraldton Visitor Centre Photo Competition is returning and they are hoping it will be bigger and better than last year. Winning photographs will be published in the 2016 Geraldton Calendar. (The 2015 Geraldton Calendar was sold out within weeks of going on sale!)  Please email the Visitor Centre for the entry form.

Baker Williamson Art Prize - All artists working in all media are encouraged to enter the Baker Williamson Art competition.  The prize includes $1000 prize money as well as your art exhibited at the BWS Studios for 1 month following the winning announcement.  Submissions are due by the17th June 2015.  Click here for more information about submissions. 


Council Meeting Dates for 2015

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2014:

17 June 2015
15 July 2015
19 August 2015
16 September 2015
21 October 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.



Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community.  The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community. Grants available 1st Oct – 31st Dec 2015. Click here for more information.


Local cricket clubs have the chance to apply for Club Sponsorships. Each consists of a two-year, $2,000 financial commitment each year, as well as cricket gear. Clubs also get CommBank cricket merchandise, such as Commonwealth Bank marquees, to use on game days.  If your club, or a club you know could use our help, apply by 9 August 2015.  Click here for more information.



This grant program supports a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.  Grants of up to $800 can be applied for under the Live Well or Learn Well categories.  Applications close on the 12th June, click here for more information.


Supporting grassroots organisations and groups that are working hard in their local communities to improve children’s health and wellbeing through innovative and impactful projects.  Apply online for between $500 and $5000 before the 30th June 2015.


Coastwest is a State Government initiative aimed at providing opportunities for Western Australians to learn about, conserve and protect our coast.  The 2015-16 Coastwest grants are between $5000 and $50,000 and applications will close on the 15th June 2015.


Funds of $1000 are available to schools and youth groups who can demonstrate innovative ways of creating a garden within their school or community. Closes 3rd July 2015.  Click here for more information. 


Keep Australia Beautiful Community Litter Grants are open until August 31 2015. Local governments, community groups, small to medium sized enterprises or schools can apply.  Funds will cover an original idea to help solve a litter problem; a local anti-litter project that just needs up to $5,000 to begin. 
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