Shire of Chapman Valley April E Newsletter
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Welcome to our April Issue of E News 

From the President
Chapman Valley Show - Congratulations to the new Show Committee members being: President Marshall Gould, Deputy Nick Philippa, Secretary Jayne Vlahov and Treasurer Trish Garnett. The Nanson Show is an important feature of our Shire, a great tourist event and a credit to the past office bearers and all who commit and help in lots of ways.

Chapman Valley Landcare District Council, or CV LCDC, under the Presidency of Forbes Spillman, is working together with the Shire helping land owners with Landcare problems. They have taken on the very successful Red Card Fox hunts which have been reducing vermin numbers and raising money for the Flying Doctor .

Park Falls Community - The meeting raised the continuing issue of weeds on verges and vacant blocks. Shire can only do so much as weeds are a major problem throughout our district and cannot be contained without all landowners becoming involved.

WASTE OIL – Shire does not accept oil at our tips any more due to high cost of disposing and potential pollution problems. Some residents are still ignoring the signs and this creates a cost to all ratepayers.
BUDGET-  The Shire has done its Road and Buildings inspections to allow Budget allocations, Community and sporting groups are encouraged to put in submissions as well for consideration.

John Collingwood.

Road Works Update

Due to unforseen funding issues and other funding commitments Council has had to moved away from the East Bowes Road upgrade project to other works. The Shire construction crew will now complete the following projects to ensure funding deadlines are met before moving back to complete the East Bowes Rd project. This will also provide more time for Council to hopefully obtain the final grant funding required to seal all of the East Bowes Road: 
  • Yuna Tenindewa Rd - Widen Seal to 7m width for a length of 3km;
  • East Nabawa Rd - Upgrade to a 7m wide sealed standard for approximately 1.5km from the Chapman Valley Rd Junction;
  • Dartmoor Rd - Continue annual gravel sheeting program 
It is anticipated works on the East Bowes road will recommence later this financial year and progress into the next financial year. 
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Agricultural Competitiveness

It’s time to think big about Australian agriculture

Now is the time for those interested in agriculture to have their say on how Australia can build a sector that grows and delivers a greater return to our nation and the farm gate.

“Whether you’re drenching sheep, mustering cattle or sitting on a tractor, you always had in the back of your mind what you would do to make the show work better – well this is your opportunity to do precisely that.” Minister Joyce said.

Minister Joyce’s’ taskforce will be accepting written submissions until the 17th April 2014.  The Shire of Chapman Valley will be sending in a submission and welcome feedback or input.  Any issues that should be raised and included in the submission, please email.  More information on the White Paper for Australia's Agriculture is available on their website.
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Natural Resource Management

Due to a restructure within the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) the Shire of Chapman Valley no longer hosts a Natural Resource Management Officer, however, the Shire still considers land care to be an important activity and continues to implement projects and strategies across our region through the support of local participants and various funding bodies. You can contact the Shire office register your interest to be involved in future natural resource management projects.

NACC (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council) has a number of grants available, contact the NACC office for more information.



Feral Animal Control Funding

The Shire has an opportunity to assist farmers to achieve their 1080 and Pindone baiting programs. Where baits can be laid by accredited landholders throughout the months of March to May, dollar for dollar funding is available. Please contact the Shire’s Project Coordinator Nicole Siemon on 0438 397 787 for more information.
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Kidsafe Event

Free Child Safety forum presented by Kidsafe WA and The Royal Life Saving Society of WA.  Aimed at  Parents, Grandparents, Carers and Community Members who are interested in keeping kids safe around the home, the farm, near water, near roads and during play. 
All welcome. 
 Morning Tea Provided

13th May 9.30 – 10.30, Yuna CWA Hall 

Click here for more information

Ballet in Nabawa

Katherine Fraser Dance is holding a complimentary “come and try day” at Nabawa Hall on Monday April 7, 2014.  If your child would like to participate please come at the following times:

3.30-4                   3-4 year olds
4-4.45                   5-6 year olds
4.45-5.30              7+ year olds

Katherine Fraser is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance with 25 years experience. For more information please ring Katherine on 0458 616286 or email To find out more, click here.

Karate in Nabawa

Sensei Daryl is offering Thursday afternoons sessions from 4.45-6.15pm for both Junior & Senior classes.  Everyone is welcome!  Kids and Adults! Click here for more information and to submit your interest 

Mothers Day Morning Tea

Treat yourself or someone special to exotic teas from around the globe, coffee, gorgeous food, entertainment, local stalls, lots of prizes & fabulous company! See you at the Chapman Valley PS P&C Mother's Day Morning Tea! 
Friday 9th May.  Click here for more information.


WA Heritage Festival

Join the National Trust in celebrating our heritage with the Western Australian Heritage Festival 2014 which runs from 18 April to 18 May across Western Australia.  

To create your own event, or discover other events, go to the website.  For more information, read more...

The Nanson Museum invite everyone to come along and enjoy a morning tea for the WA Heritage Festival on Mothers Day.

The Chapman Valley Historical Society are also working toward a project to extend their magnificent museum to better showcase their collections.  As this is a valuable part of Chapman Valley, you can pledge your support as an Individual or Business.
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Midwest Events Calendar

The Mid West Events Calendar is an online events directory developed in collaboration with the Mid West Development Commission. Regular users can register with the site and add their own events directly, and help is always at hand - the Event Nation team will place your content, images and supporting documents into the calendar if required.  Read more...

To register an event, you cam also contact the Shire's Community Development Officer who can post it online for you.

Grandcarers Support Scheme

An annual payment is available to Grandparents who have full time care of grandchildren.  To find out if your are eligible for the scheme you can call 1800 794 909 or go to the website. Or click here to view the flyer.

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There are some fantastic resources available to our local sporting clubs, athletes and coaches. The Midwest Academy of Sport together with the Midwest Sports Federation offer some fantastic programs and resources for coaches through their Coaching Effectiveness Program, Scholarships and Coaches Network Program.
Athletes can also access nutrition, training information as well as scholarships, which our very own Pheobe Vlahov was successful in obtaining for cricket.  

Also, don't forget to check out the Department of Sport and Recreations website for help with funding or their Clubs Online portal for assistance in developing your club.

Council Meeting Dates for 2014

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

19 March 2014
16 April 2014
21 May 2014
18 June 2014
16 July 2014
20 August 2014
17 September 2014
15 October 2014
19 November 2014
10 December 2014

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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Grants up to $5000 available for projects that encourage safe driving, less emissions or public transport.  Any small projects that empower and strengthen local communities. Application under $5000 will be accepted all year round.  If between $5000 and $20 000, the next grants round closes 20th June 2014.

Click Here for more information.



To provide funding for public schools to implement environmental projects to enhance their long-term sustainability.  This is your school's chance to receive a grant, up to $2,000 and bring an eco-project to life.  Past recipients have used the grants to plant sustainable gardens, hold an ECO day, build indigenous creeks and worm farms. They provide a great opportunity for teachers to embed sustainability into their students thinking as well as have some fun along the way. 

Applications close 11th April 2014. Click here for more information.


Applications for the National Library of Australia's Community Heritage Grants are now open. Up to $15,000 is offered to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefact's, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

Application close on 2nd May 2014.  Click Here for more information.


Through the Country Womens Association of WA (CWA), branches may apply for funding to assist with a community project in their district.  Application forms and guidelines are available from CWA State Office and the Association’s website and close on 31st May.  Two grants may be awarded each year to a combined total of $10,000.  If you have a community project in mind, contact the Yuna CWA Branch
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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.

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