news - march 2009

Progress Association · Newsletter April 2009


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Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter April 2009


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Bushfire Ready Action Group · Feedback from Community Meeting

Bushfire Ready
A great turnout at Wednesday’s meeting and many thanks to those that assisted with preparations and on the night from FESA, City of Swan and of course both East and West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades. I have attached the text of an article we hope to see in the next Gidgegram but I would like to add that the time for action is now.

Bushfire Ready article..

On Wednesday we had some questions about the management of Horses in a Bushfire. One of our community has kindly researched this for us and located a Victorian AgNote on the subject. The paper also covers some of the more broader issues with bushfires and is therefore relevant to all residents not just those with Horses.

Horses and Bushfires..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · News and Fire Advice

Fortunately the Victorian fires have been controlled. It remains to be seen whether improved bushfire fire management strategies are adopted in Victoria as a result.

Inevitably changes will follow on in WA, with one likely outcome being that wider windows of opportunity will be given to DEC and other agencies for hazard reduction burning, even though this will mean city residents have to put up with a bit more smoke occasionally.

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Basketball Club · Annual Wind Up and Trophy Presentation

The Gidgegannup Basketball Club is having its Annual Wind Up and Trophy Presentation this Saturday 28th March at 3pm at the Rec ground.

There will be food available as well as a bucking Mad Cow, Bouncy Castle, and Sumo wrestling. The bar opens early and there are raffles and prizes to be won. The AGM will also be held.

Basketball Club page..

Clean up Gidge · Locals join in Clean Up Australia

Locals join in Clean Up Australia with a clean up of Gidge. On a hot Sunday the 1st of March a group of concerned residents pitched in and gave up their Sunday to clean up the roads around the village. Most encouraging was the young helpers from Eastern Hills high school, Helena College and Swan Christian.

Many thanks to all who helped clean up the many bags of rubbish and a special thanks to Glenda and Alan for organising the event and the City of Swan for removing all that was collected. There will be further clean up days in the coming months.

Junior Football Club · Community Football Tipping

To join go to Click on Join and fill in your details. Then go to tippers to get your ID number. The cost is $44.

Junior Football Club page..

Football Club · 2009 Season Update

Training is in full swing for the 2009 season. Training on Tuesdays has been at Bilgoman pool involving a bike ride as well as a run and swim. New players are most welcome. Come along to training at Percy Cullen Oval on Thursdays at 6pm.

The season starts on Sunday 29th March with a double header at Mundaring. Gidge plays Mundaring in the early game and then plays Chidlow at home on 19th April.

The Annual fundraising Quiz Night will be on Friday 26th June. Further details nearer the date.

Football Club page..

Garden Group · Annual Bulb Sale

Annual bulb sale on Sunday 5th April 2009 from 10.00 am to 300 pm at the CWA Rooms, Gidgegannup Showgrounds. Enquiries - Keith Robinson on 9574 6534.

Garden Group page..

Wildflower Society · Meeting 27 March 2009

Next meeting Friday 27th March at 7.30 pm at Octagonal Hall, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest. Kevin Thiele will speak on "Name changes - Dryandras and Banksias"

Visitors welcome. $2 door fee covers tea, coffee and chance of door prize. Call 9574 6671 or 9294 1044 for further details.

Wildflower Society page..

Agricultural Society · Gidgegram Dates

Deadline for the April 2009 issues is Thursday 26th March, 2009. Folded on Tuesday 31st March, 2009.

Gidgegram page..

Agricultural Society · New Committee

Click the link below for the latest Agricultural Society information, including the new executive and committee members.

Agricultural Society page..

Netball Club · Registration Forms

All registration information and forms can be downloaded from the link below.

Netball Club page..

Junior Football Club · Post Registration Day

If you missed registration day, don't panic. All you need to do is contact a committee member. Registration forms are available at Gidge Primary and The Newsagency.

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Progress Association · Latest Minutes

Minutes of general meeting 16 February 2009..

Progress Association page..

Progress Association · Aircraft Noise

The GPA is getting some complaints regarding increased air traffic over the Gidgegannup townsite. Flight path changes were made late in 2008 and residents with complaints or enquiries can ring 1800 802 584 or visit the link below.

Air Services Australia..

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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Swan Valley Progress Assoc · New Website

With significant growth in the City of Swan the SVPA was formed for the purpose of representing views and concerns of ratepayers, residents and business at all levels. Bringing your voice together with other association members via modern electronic means allows us to advise you of issues quickly and to ensure that you are heard.

SVPA Website..

BMX Australia · National Championships 2009

Held in Perth, Western Australia at the State Equestrian Centre, Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon, from Sunday 26th April to Sunday 3rd May 2009.

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Small Farm Field Day · Programme Update

Soil Sisters
The Soil Sisters will be present at the Small Farm Field Day to give talks and answer questions between 11am – 12 noon and 1.30 pm – 2.30pm

The day will include the Alpaca Association Sale, Dexter Association Show, and the Bullsbrook Poultry Club Promotional Day and Sale. Also present will be the Boer Goat Association, Wiltipoll sheep, the Wildflower Society (Eastern Hills Branch), the Wooroloo Brook LCDC, and the Susannah Brook Catchment Group. All of the above will be giving talks on the day.

The Mucky Duck band will be performing at the Bar on the day

Further updates on the day will be available shortly.

Small Farm Field Day 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.


City of Swan · Mary Durack Writers Award

For the 30th year in succession, entries are again being called for the Mary Durack Awards for Young Writers.

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Blue Ribbon Clubs · New Website

Blue Ribbon Clubs is a joint program with the Cities of Bayswater and Swan, involving approximately 160 sporting clubs/organisation/associations, and community-based sporting groups.

We have created a Blue Ribbon Club website. Feel free to add comments and suggestions to problems/issues your club has faced. We will be advertising workshops on the website and uploading templates and information for clubs to utilise.

Blue Ribbon Clubs website..

City of Swan · Council Meeting 18 March 2009

Item 6.1 Annual General Meeting of electors - Consideration of Resolutions Passed

Includes items raised by the Gidgegannup Progress Association.

Download agenda items..

City of Swan · Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills for the Hills is a series of free community workshops focused on the hills environment of Perth.

Bush Skills for the Hills for 2009 has been reinvigorated with an exciting new array of opportunities for learning and hands-on experiences.

Read more..

Download programme from EMRC website..

City of Swan / EMRC

enquiries: is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups