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

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From our President

The following are some wonderful examples of how our community is working well together and well supported by the wider region.

SHOW- fantastic Ag Show at Nanson, large crowds filled the ground so well done everyone.

CENTENARY – Very successful day as well, showcasing our history, the children put on a great entertainment for us all.

BALL- Very well attended congratulations to the organisers.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS- Councilors have a four year term with half completing their term every two years. This is my last report as President as my term is coming to an end. I am the only retiring Councilor to re nominate and am one of six people to fill four positions.
Best of luck for all the candidates, and heartening for local government to have such interest. Please vote if you have not done so as this is your chance to elect someone who will represent you. Please read the voting instructions as State wide a number of invalid votes will not be counted.

RETIRING COUNCILORS - have done a tremendous job, it’s not easy committing the time and they have been very dedicated. Not all decisions please everyone so can result in upset residents; a lot of judgment is required and you have been represented very well. Councilors have had some big decisions to make over the years and do shape a regions future.
CR Peter Batten has completed twelve years and been Deputy President for most of that time, he has been heavily involved in Planning projects involving Coastal Management ,Moresby Ranges, upper Chapman River Catchment study and involvement  with Port and Industrial Estate discussions.
Cr Bev Davidson has been on Council for eight years and Cr Dave Bell twelve years both Councilors have been dedicated and contributed greatly to building the Shire and representing their electors very well.
I have been on Council for eighteen years including President for twelve. I have been very privileged to have done so and had some very interesting experiences. Amalgamation and boundary changes successfully countered, unfortunately Oakajee upset by the economy, but still potential down the track.  

STAFF – CEO change over plus other staff movements take a while to meld into a team, happy to report that its working well.

John Collingwood
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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.


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Local Government Elections


North East Ward
( 2 Councillors )

WARR, Kirrilee

South West Ward
( 2 Councillors )

WOOD, Veronica
BELL, Anne

ELECTION PACKAGES will have arrived to the electors on the local government electoral roll where there is an election in their electorate.

REPLACEMENT PACKAGES can be obtained from the Shire of Chapman Valley, Lot 7 Chapman Valley Road, Nabawa prior to election day or from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm on election day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.
POST YOUR VOTE EARLY completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6.00 pm on election day, Saturday 19 October 2013.

YOU MAY HAND DELIVER YOUR PACKAGE to an electoral officer at the Shire of Chapman Valley, Lot 7 Chapman Valley Road, Nabawa, during business hours This is a Text Block. before election day or at the polling place listed below between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm on election day.

CHIEF POLLING PLACE: Shire of Chapman Valley, Lot 7 Chapman Valley Road, Nabawa.
THE COUNT OF VOTES will commence at 6.00 pm at the chief polling place listed above.

Karen Cole
Mobile: 0467 803 272
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Small Farm Field Day

A free event if small landholders, life stylers, hobby farmers or new owners of small blocks.

NACC have also prodiced a Small Landholder Guide 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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Midwest and Gascoyne Social Infrastructure Requirements Study

The Study aims to examine the social infrastructure needs within the Mid West and Gascoyne regions, and to develop recommendations for social infrastructure investment to meet the needs of the current and future population.  As part of this Study, we are undertaking consultation with key stakeholders in the region through interviews and an online survey.

Read more.....
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Our Community

What a few weeks for Chapman Valley!  Some huge events happening requiring enormous effort from volunteers.  Congratulations everyone for showcasing our communities within Chapman Valley!  Chapman Valley Show, Chapman Valley Museum, Yunas Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Competition and finally the Chapman Valley Harvest Ball. 

Chapman Valley Men's Shed Inc now have a CBH delivery account to accept grain donations to build their Men's Shed!
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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 from both the Yuna and Chapman Valley Primary School's.

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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:

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.

Closing at 4.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2013, and re-opening at 8.30am on             Thursday 2 January 2014.
Public Holidays are as follows:
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th December 2013.  New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1st January 2014. 

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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.

Conservation of Cultural Heritage Grants Program

Not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities can apply for funding for conservation work on heritage places or objects of significant heritage value.  Lotterywest encourages projects where the community will be able to access or use the place once it is conserved.  Their grants can contribute to items and activities such as:

• Conservation of buildings and places with heritage value
• Preparation of plans to guide conservation work on buildings
• Conservation of items held in community museum collections
• Protection of gardens, cemeteries and landscapes with historical value.

Grants close on 14 November 2013.

The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) Industry Development Awards (IDAs) are specifically targeted at Australian grain growers or groups working directly with growers for study tours, travel or other forms of training approved by the GRDC.

The aim is to develop new skills, build relationships and acquire new information that will contribute to building a sustainable and profitable grains industry.

Applications close 30 October 2013.

Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) Travel Awards are available to individuals or groups within the Australian grains industry wishing to attend a conference or undertake travel that aligns with the GRDC’s corporate objectives and demonstrates direct benefit to the Australian grains industry.

Applicants should highlight both the professional development benefit and the mechanism for dissemination of knowledge to industry.

Applications close 30th October 2013.


The grant round for National Science Week 2014 (16-24 August) is now open.

National Science Week is a celebration made up of more than 1000 events contributed by museums, libraries, schools, research institutions and businesses.  Grants are available between $2000 - $25 000 to support innovative science activity engagement.

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

Assistance for small businesses -

Grants Directory -

Grants Link -

Our Community -

Healthways -

Lotterywest -

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