COMMUNITY FINANCIAL ASSISTANT GRANTS 2018/19
Community Groups within the Shire of Gnowangerup are now invited to apply for Community Financial Assistance Grants (CFAG) Program. There are three categories of funding available for projects taking place in 18/19 financial year.
LIVESTOCK THEFT FORUM
Wednesday 11 April 2018, 1.00pm at the Katanning Saleyards.
BORDEN SHIRE DAM USAGE
BORDEN SHIRE/COMMUNITY DAMS
It was recently brought to the attention of the Shire that roadworks contractors had taken a significant volume of water from the dam(s) on Water Reserve 21748, located to the south of Magitup Road near the Borden town site.
The water from these dams is for the use of the Borden Pavilion Committee Inc. and for drought relief. The Shire would like to apologise unreservedly for the misunderstanding that led to the taking of the water and advise that action has been taken to minimise the possibility of similar situations arising in the future.
Chief Executive Officer
WATER SOURCES IN GNOWANGERUP
There have a been a couple of recent incidents where members of the community have taken water illegally from one or another of the water sources in the Gnowangerup town site.
It is timely, therefore, to remind everyone that:
- The dam next to the bowling club is for the sole use of the club;
- The dam to the west of the bowling club dam has a standpipe and is available for emergency personal use of people living outside the town site who do not have access to scheme water. It is not for the use of people or businesses located in town; and
- The metered standpipe opposite the Shire Depot uses scheme water and is available to all community members, individuals and businesses alike. Access cards are available from the Shire Office.
Any unauthorised use is stealing and could lead to prosecution.
Chief Executive Officer
POOL CLOSURE - 8TH MARCH 2018
Please be advised that the Gnowangerup Swimming Pool will be closed until 3:00pm on 8th March 2018 due to a School Swimming Carnival.
BENDIGO BANK MEETING
YOUR COMMUNITY BANK NEEDS YOU!
The shire of Gnowangerup invites all community members to attend the community meeting with Bendigo Bank to discuss the future possibility of a Bendigo Bank Branch in Gnowangerup.
GNOWANGERUP DIGITAL CENSUS SURVEY
The Gnowangerup Shire Council, is undertaking WA’s first district wide digital census, to help it to understand what is required, to assist all homes, businesses and community groups, to benefit from the digital future.
To complete the survey please click on the following link.
If you are unable to access the online survey and wish to support this bid for better digital coverage please ring the Shire on 9827 1007 and a hard copy will be posted to you with a return address envelope. Note: Survey closes on 28 February.
ANNUAL ELECTORS MEETING
Annual Electors Meeting
(Local Government Act 1995 Section 5.27 & 5.29)
Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Gnowangerup Annual Electors’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at the Ongerup Sporting Complex commencing at 7:00pm.
a) Receiving of Minutes of the Annual Electors Meeting, held on Wednesday 29th March 2017
b) Receiving of the Annual Report, incorporating the Annual Financial Report, for 2016/2017
c) General Business
d) Public Question Time
Questions requiring research should be presented in writing to the Chief Executive Officer at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting date, in order to afford a fuller explanation.
The 2016/2017 Annual Report is available for viewing via the Council Website at www.gnowangerup.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire office to obtain a copy. A limited number of copies will also be available at the meeting.
Vin Fordham Lamont
Acting Chief Executive Officer
KIDSPORT FUNDING DECREASE
From January 1, 2018 the total funding available per Kidsport child in a calendar year will decrease to $150.00
There is no change to who is eligible for Kidsport. All WA children aged 5 to 18 with a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for Kidsport.
Also from January 1, 2018 our local government office will no longer be processing vouchers. This responsibility will be taken on by Sport and Recreation (WA) and all voucher approvals will automatically be directed to Sport and Recreation (WA) and these vouchers will now have a 90 day expiry period, starting from the date of approval – not the application date.
Information to all changes commencing January 1, 2018 can be obtained through the Shire of Gnowangerup admin office.
BUILDING ASSET LIST 2017
The Shire of Gnowangerup has completed the process of reviewing its Building Assets and presents the following document highlighting the communities input.
The Shire of Gnowangerup wishes to thank all residents who completed the survey.