news - february 2009

Bushfire Ready Action Group · Community Meeting 25 March 2009

Bushfire Ready
Community meeting for Gidgegannup residents, Wednesday 25 March 2009 at the Gidgegannup Fire Station, commencing 7.00 pm.

Come along to meet your local volunteers and join with your neighbours as we provide an update on the dangers of bushfire in Gidgegannup and what you can do to be prepared.

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Progress Association · Some useful contact numbers

Reporting Graffiti WA Police 1800 442 255
Street Light Faults Western Power 1800 622 008
Anti-social Behaviour WA Police 131 444
Road & Traffic Issues Main Roads WA 138 138
Fires Fire & Emergency Service 000
Graffiti Removal City of Swan 9267 9267
Playground/Park Issues City of Swan 9267 9267


Community Website · March 2009 Update

Many of the local clubs have updated their pages. New committees, photos, schedules for the new season, news on how the last season went - all news for our community.
If you would like to suggest a photo for the home page, please downsize the photo to 800 pixels across and send it to You will be notified if your photo is selected.
Also check out the Forum and the Classified Ads (a free service).
Business Directory - showcase your business to the outside world with an entry in the Directory - $20 per year. Links to your websites can be included.
If there is a local event coming up please let us know by email and then we can post this on the News page and the Calendar. bringing local news and information to the community.

Progress Association · Latest Minutes

Minutes of general meeting 19 January 2009..

Progress Association page..

Progress Association · Newsletter March 2009


Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter March 2009


Earlier newsletters and more information on..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · Newsletter March 2009

I am sure all of you feel great sadness and sympathy for the people affected at the appalling loss of life and destruction which has occurred in Victoria. Many are now looking at the local situation. The Brigades have had many enquiries from concerned residents, but how long will the interest last? It very quickly waned after the initial flurry with the Parkerville/Stoneville a year ago. Don't let it happen here.

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Football Club · 2009 Committee

Follow the link below for the latest news on the Gidgegannup Bulldogs, including the 2009 committee.

Football Club page..

Clean up Australia Day · Help clean up Gidge

Sunday 1st March from 10am to 2pm. Meet at information bay. Bring own gloves, etc.

Enquiries - Allan on 9574 7104.

Wildflower Society · Change of Speaker

Next meeting is Friday 27th February at 7.30 pm at the Octagonal Hall, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest.

We had a cancellation from Rob Davis. Our replacement speaker is Greg Keighery, who will talk about "Weedy native plants in WA".

Visitors welcome. $2 door fee covers tea, coffee and chance of door prize. Call 9574 6671 for further details.

Wildflower Society page..

Playgroup · Days and Times

The group has recommenced from Monday 2nd February and meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 11am at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds Hall. All parents, grandparents, carers, etc. are welcome to attend.

On Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.30am there is a new parents group for babies under 12 months old.

You can choose to come one day which is $10 a term or both days $15 a term. Also a one off insurance payment of $27 is payable that lasts all year and covers children for all activities including any excursions and the Christmas party.

Contact: Gina Bell 9578 3930 or Kate Hanson 9572 9557.

Playgroup page..

Junior Football Club · Footy Tipping Competition

The online football tipping competition will continue this year. Open to all interested parties. The cost is $44 (payable as soon as possible) and tips must be in by 5 pm on the Friday of each set of fixtures.

Software allows tips to be done in advance. There is a weekly prize ($20) for anyone good enough to tip 8 winners, which jackpots when nobody tips the 8.

To register send an email to Eric Moses. For further information contact Allan on 9574 7104.

Junior Football Club online Footy Tipping Competition..

Football Club · Training has commenced

Training has commenced for 2009. Training is at the Percy Cullen Oval on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm. Contact John Fabling on 9293 3776 for more information.

Football Club page..

Susannah Brook Catchment Group · Meeting

First Meeting for 2009 will be Thursday February 12th at 7.15 pm at Lot 102 Strawberry Hill Drive, Gidgegannup.

The Meeting will begin with a site visit with group members Rob & Anna at their property, Lot 102 Strawberry Hill Drive. The agenda will include a discussion of upcoming plans for the environmental restoration work in the Susannah Brook Catchment area.

All are welcome please contact Caril Barker on 9574 6726 for more information.

Susannah Brook Catchment Group page..

Square Dance Club · Valentine's Day Dance

Start of the year on Valentine's Day at 7 pm. For more information please call 9574 6054 or 9574 6071.

Square Dance Club page..

Agricultural Society · AGM

22nd February, 2009 at 5 pm at the Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Hall, Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup. Memberships are due before the commencement of the meeting. A BYO BBQ will follow the meeting.

Agricultural Society page..

Touch Football Club · Social Touch Football

Is anyone interested in playing social touch football on Wednesday nights from 7.00 pm at the Recreation Centre? This is a family event so al ages/sexes are welcome. It will be non-competitive.

If you are interested, please call Janette on 9574 6039 or email.

Football Club · Gidge Number Plates

Second series Gidge Plates - numbers first with "Gidgegannup Home of the Mighty Bulldogs" along the bottom - are still available.

Check the numbers taken and still available..

Junior Footy Club · Registration Day

Gidgegannup Junior Football Club is having its registration day on Sunday 22nd February from 10am to 1pm at Percy Cullen oval.

Children 5–12 years of age. For new members please bring your birth certificate.

- Ausick 5–8 years - Mike Blackie on 9572 9216
- Junior Football 9–12 years - Augie Vallelonga on 9574 6020 or 040 777 6745

Junior Footy Club page..

Primary School · Uniforms

Welcome back to school for 2009.

We hope everyone has now picked up their pre-ordered uniforms. If not, all orders have been packaged and can be picked up from the office, with payment either by cash or cheque.

For anyone who didn’t have a chance to order at the end of last year, some stock is still available. Order forms are available at the office and can be left there for processing.

I will be opening the uniform shop Wednesday 4th February morning until 10am and on the afternoon of Monday 9th February from 2.30 – 3.30pm for anyone who would like to check out sizing. Otherwise the uniform shop will be open on the morning of each assembly.

I would like to say a big thank you to Noelene for all her time in managing the uniform shop last year. For any uniform queries you can now contact myself, Tania Hillan on 9578 3114.

Primary School page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Picnic by the Lake - Sunday 22 March

Picnic by the Lake on Sunday 22nd March at the picturesque Lake Josephine from 1pm - 7pm.

Entry by Gourmet Hamper - cost for two people $50. Tea and coffee free. Tastings and sales from local wineries - Lake Charlotte and Hampton Estate. Tours of the Lake Josephine galleries.

Wine, music, good food, magical surroundings. Come and join us. Places limited. Bookings essential.

Phone 9574 7065 for information and bookings.

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Kookaburra Cinema · Program

Attached is the final segment for this season.

Note that Slumdog is "to be confirmed" so please check via the Cinema Info Line 9295 6190 that it is in fact screening Fri, Sat & Sun (3rd, 4th & 5th April) by calling that number. The Info Line will be loaded for that weekend on Monday March 30th. I do not anticipate that it will not screen but at this early stage the distributor is unwilling to confirm the booking.

Thanks for your support this summer season and we look forward to catching up with you all again mid November when Kookaburra laughs again. Regards, Lindsay @ Kookaburra

Kookaburra Program..

Recreational Club · Kulcha / Beat in the Bush - Sunday 1 March

Free concert on Sunday 1st March at Percy Cullen Oval.
  • Kulcha, 5-7pm, featuring the Blue Celts (Celtic Rhythm and Blues)
  • Beat in the Bush, 7-11pm, featuring original WA musicians
BYO picnic/food and drink. Enquiries: Peter on 9574 7128.

Recreational Club page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day 2009

Sunday, 7th June, 2009.
  • Alpaca Sale on the day
  • Dexter Show
  • Boer Goat Association
  • Department of Agriculture Small Landholders information caravan
  • Many other livestock displays and information from local land care groups
  • Speakers on livestock care and landcare issues
  • Visits to three Small Farms
  • Mucky Duck Bush Band
  • And much more...
Prospectus now available. Please book space early to avoid disappointment.

Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day page..

Midland Library · Storytime in Gidgegannup

For six weeks from mid February, Midland Library will be running a weekly Storytime for pre-school children and their parents in the Gidgegannup area. In partnership with Gidgegannup Playgroup the sessions will be held at the Agricultural Hall Toodyay Road every Wednesday from 10.30 am.

Several stories are read aloud followed by a simple craft activity. Storytime sessions are suitable for all pre-school aged children. Storytime is free and lots of fund.

For more information contact Midland Library on 9267 9020.

Midland Library website..

City of Swan · Community Open Space - Update 3

The City has recently appointed a consultant to complete a City Wide Public Open Space and Community Facility Strategy. The intent of the strategy is to guide the long term planning of open space and community facilities.

Regular updates on the project - including Community Update Number 3 - as well as draft reports can be downloaded from the link below.

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City of Swan · Blue Ribbon Clubs

Around 160 sporting clubs, organisations and community based sporting groups in the Cities of Swan and Bayswater have joined together to provide the best service to users possible.

Blue Ribbon Clubs (BR) is an incentive based accreditation scheme for sporting clubs.

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Police & Citizens Youth Club · Opening BMX Track

Midland PCYC will run a Summer Session on Monday 23 February, from 3.30pm till 6.30pm at the Gidgegannup Show Grounds next to the BMX track.

Program includes:
  • Grand opening of the Gidgegannup BMX Track
  • Mobile Climbing Wall
  • Free BBQ and Drinks
  • BMX Competition
  • Music
  • Xbox
  • Internet
Also every Monday at 4pm the Midland PCYC Outreach Bus. Location not given...

EMRC · Red Hill Community Liaison Meeting

These Waste Management Facility liaison meetings provide a forum for information exchange between the EMRC, local residents and other stakeholders.

Next meeting will be held at Red Hill Waste Management Facility, 1094 Toodyay Road on 11th February 2009 at 6 pm.

RSVP Julie Pinelli on 9424 2224 or by email.

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City of Swan · Lunch Box Food Safety

As Australians return to work and school, the Food Safety Information Council is providing information to minimise the risk of getting food poisoning from your lunchbox.

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Western Power · Damage from contractors and crews

Damage from contractors or crews should be reported as soon as possible to Western Power on 13 10 87 or a Customer Damage Report Form can be downloaded from the link below.

Western Power - Compensation for damage..

Western Power · Tree Clearance Zones

Western Power have informed us that guidelines and a brochure showing the required clearance zones for trees from power lines can be downloaded from the link below.

Western Power - Clearance zones and responsibilities..

City of Swan / EMRC

enquiries: is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups