Shire of Chapman Valley August E Newsletter
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Welcome to our September Issue of E News 

It's here, the Chapman Valley Show!  The Show program is available on Shire website.  You can also find a Calendar of Events,  and if you would like to register an event on the calendar, email us.

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CV Show
Page 21 - Information on bay bookings (close 23rd August)
Page 34 - Information for stock owners
Page 62 - Exhibition Hall entries on show day close at 9am SHARP.  See our drop off points for early entries.
Page 79 - Poster Competition for Primary School students.  Close date, 16th August.
Page 85 & 86 - One Life and community support services

Click here to download your Entry Form for exhibits

From our President

Another busy month for the Community, with the show on Saturday and the Centenary of the old Roads Board building in Nanson on Wednesday. Please support the hard work of the committees and support these events.

CEO - We welcome Mr Maurice Battilana back and we look forward to working with him once again. Thanks to Mr Barrye Thompson for filling in the interim period.

BUDGET - We have kept the increase in rates to 7%, cost price pressures are on us as on all levels of Government and communities. Community and Government expectations on Local Government does cost.

ELECTIONS - Let’s hope some sensible people end up in power after Saturday’s election with more money promised for country roads and communication. Rural people should not be disadvantaged the way they are with services at a minimum. For example large parts of the Shire have limited communications which is not good enough when billions of dollars are spent on NBN to service urban people.

LOCAL GOVT. ELECTIONS - Nominations are open at the moment.

FOX HUNT - Thanks to our local landcare officer Marieka and CV Landcare district committee and the teams involved in another successful fox and vermin hunt.

John Collingwood

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From the CEO's Desk....

It is with pleasure I accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer with the Shire of Chapman Valley for the second time. My first “Tour of Duty” in the position was a 7 ½ year period between 1999 and 2006. Since my departure I spent 2 years with the Mid West Regional Council and 5 years with the Shire of Carnarvon.
I honestly feel like I have come home and look forward to the many challenges facing this Council and community in the years ahead.
Maurice Battilana
Chief Executive Officer

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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 29th November.
If you are interested joining the working group to help organise the Australia Day event in 2014, contact our Community Development Officer to find out the next meeting date.

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Potential Council Candidates

Nominations for Council opened on September 5th and close on September 12th.  There is plenty of helpful information and training available for people new to Council. 

There are many reasons why people stand for council. The sense of satisfaction from serving the community, increased knowledge about the operation of government, improved confidence in public speaking and the chance to play an important role in the changes occurring within your community.

For potential candidate information click here
Why Be A Councillor?

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Small Landholders Guide

Are you looking for information on small landholdings?
If yes, please download your free online copy by visiting NACC website.
This Small Landholder Guide has been compiled for managers and prospective managers of small holdings in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) of Western Australia. This practical Guide is intended to assist people who manage a block of land that is between 2.5 acres (1 ha) and 500 acres (200 ha) in area.

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Red Card for Red Fox

Baiting funds also available for a small membership fee to our Local Declared Species Group.  For more information contact Shire Landcare Officer.

Chapman Valley Takes Control of Feral Animals

After the very successful state-wide “Red Card for the Red Fox” program, the Chapman Valley Landcare District Committee and the Shire of Chapman Valley organised another night time shooting event two weeks ago.

The winning team shot 79 rabbits, 14 foxes, 4 pigs and 2 feral cats. A great effort given the crops and vegetation around at the moment that provide excellent hiding spots for all feral animalsRead more....
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Biodiversity Award

At the recent Local Government Week event, the Shire of Chapman Valley was awarded the Biodiversity Merit Award.  Merit must also go to the landholders and local groups that take part in activities and work that has contributed to this award.
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Nanson’s Road Board Building Turns 100

This project is to commemorate 100 years of the original headquarters of local government in Chapman Valley, the Old Roads Board Building.  The building is now the focal point at the Chapman Valley Museum and the motivation behind the formation of the museum.

Listen to ABC Radio Wednesday 11th September for a LIVE RADIO BROAD CAST.  Fore more information on the day click here.
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Chapman Valley Harvest Ball

Keep this date free in your calendar and for more information on transportation and cost, click here.

Chapman Valley Community Directory

The Shire of Chapman Valley recently assisted the Chapman Valley and Yuna Primary Schools in printing the new Chapman Valley Community Directory.  A fantastic community initiative which will become extremely useful in connecting our communities and local businesses.

You can buy your copy at the Chapman Valley Show CV P&C tent.  Alternatively both the Yuna and Chapman Valley Primary School's will be selling them.

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Wildflower Competition

Love your wildflowers? Enjoy taking photos? The Geraldton Visitor Centre is running a wildflower photo competition to see in the 2013 season, and here’s hoping it will be an outstanding season of colour and variety. The photos are to be taken of the first everlastings or wreath flowers located in the Midwest region. Photos with date display can be submitted by uploading to our Geraldton - Take a Fresh Look Facebook page. Please also include in your submission your full name and location of the wildflowers. The Geraldton Visitor Centre has five lots of double passes to the Queens Park Theatre on offer, so here is your chance to be one of the first to let everyone know its wildflower time!
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Council Meeting Dates for 2013

The Shire of Chapman Valley hereby gives public notice of its Ordinary Council meeting for 2013:

21 August 2013
18 September 2013
16 October 2013
20 November 2013
11 December 2013

Council will meet at 10.00am in the Council Chambers at Nabawa (3270 Chapman Valley Road) on each ordinary meeting date.

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2013 - 2014 Heritage Grants Program 

Funding is now available to help private owners of State Registered heritage places to assist with the cost of urgent conservation work to the properties.  Grants of up to $100 000 are available until the 15th October.  Visit the State Heritage website for more information.


Funding Available for Crime Fighting Communities

Funding Available: up to $200 000
Funding Closes: 13th September 2013
Criminal Property Confiscation Grant Program offers funds for anti-crime initiatives from assets seized under the States tough proceeds of crime laws.
For more information and guidelines click here.


FRRR - Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Community groups in small rural, regional and remote areas across Australia can apply for grants of up to $5,000 through Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s flagship Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program.
Applications close Friday 27th September, click here for more information.

CBH Our Community Fund

The Community fund provides grants for up to $5000 which focus on programs that contribute to the vitality, development, wellbeing and safety of grain growing regions.  Applications close on 30th September, click here for more information.

Ambulance Call Out Procedure


RING 000

1. You need to give your name and contact number.

2. You need to give the location of the casualty/accident (location needs to include the road number, road, nearest cross street, town/area and nearest ambulance centre, i.e. Chapman Valley Ambulance Sub-centre)

3. Number of casualties and type of injuries/problems

4. Follow the prompts and answer additional information as asked by the operator

If you live on a farm then additional information will help (farm name, name of the owner of the property or name of who lives at the property, approximately how many km's the farm is from the main road) and if possible it will also help if someone is available to to the main road to guide the ambulance into the property, especially at night.

Remember: The operators are based in Perth so additional information may be required to assist them in locating the nearest sub centre and getting you the help you need as soon as possible.
If you have any quires, please do not hesitate to contact the Chapman Valley Ambulance Sub-Centre Chairperson, Gerard Williamson, 99311018.

Grant Links

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Grants Directory -

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Healthways -

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