news - july 2009

Progress Association · Newsletter August 2009

In this issue : AGM - Development - Hanson - EMRC - Boral - Peter Brock Memorial - Jean Wild Bushland Park - City of Swan Ordinary Meeting of Council 22nd July, 2009

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Community Church · Progressive Dinner

This will be held on Saturday, 29th August commencing at 6.00 pm from the Church. Cost is $45 per ticket. Please call Mary on 9574 7010 for tickets or information.

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Wildflower Society · A new family tree for Featherflowers

Next meeting 24th July at 7.30 pm at the Octagonal Hall, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest.

Speaker Dr. Matthew Barrett on a new family tree for Featherflowers, Waxes, Bells and their relatives.

Visitors welcome. $2 door fee covers refreshments and chance of a door prize. Further details 9574 6671 / 9294 1044.

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Progress Association · Newsletter July 2009

In this issue : Next Meetings - AGM - Development - Hanson - EMRC - Boral - Local Roads - Toodyay Road - Bus Service - Signage being installed in verge trees

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Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter July 2009

In this issue : Small Farm Field Day - Gidgegannup Agricultural Show - Membership - AGM

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Pony Club Association of WA · State Eventing Championship

State Eventing Championships to be held at Gidgegannup on July 25th and 26th 2009 This year the PCAWA State Eventing Championships are being held at Gidgegannup Horse and Pony Club's wonderful grounds.

Eventing is the ultimate test requiring total trust, supreme athleticism, fitness and courage on part of both the horse and rider. Eventing combines three distinct phases: dressage, cross-country and show jumping. There are four grades for pony club riders to compete in at the championships: C,B, A and A+, with riders aged from 11 to 25 coming from all over the state to represent their pony clubs.

The weekend will be a great spectator event for anyone interested in equestrian sport.

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Gnangara · Sustainability Strategy E-Bulletin

Have your say about the future of the Gnangara groundwater system. The draft Gnangara sustainability strategy will be available for public comment from 6 July 2009 for an eight week period concluding on 31 August 2009.

Electronic and hard copies of the strategy will be available from 6 July 2009. Four public forums will be held on the week commencing 20 July 2009 to provide information on the Gnangara sustainability strategy and facilitate comment on the document.

Contact Silvana Traini at or (08) 6364 6452 for further information.

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Experience Gidgegannup · Small Farm Field Day 2009

Photo taken at this year's Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day.

Family with Cow Photo Courtesy of Countryman Newspaper

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City of Swan · All fun at the Avon Descent

The much anticipated City of Swan Avon Descent Family Fun Day will be even better this year with a new venue and loads of family activities planned.

The event is being held at Fishmarket Reserve at the western end of Swan Road, Guildford, on August 2 running from 11am until 3pm.

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City of Swan · Council Meeting 22 July 2009

All Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber, Midland Town Hall (corner Great Eastern Highway/Old Great Northern Highway, Midland) commencing at 5:30pm.

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City of Swan · Hyper Active workshops

If you’re into art and music then the Midland Gate Shopping Centre is the place to be. Midland Gate is home to the Hyper Vision Art Exhibition, part of the renowned Hyper All Ages Music Festival, and there are free interactive workshops and events to bring out the artist in everyone.

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EMRC · Community Grants Program

The 2009/10 EMRC Community Grants Program is now open with a total pool of $15,000 allocated for the year. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for programs, activities, events or facilities that assist in the development or maintenance of the recreational, social or cultural needs of members of the Gidgegannup, Hovea, Parkerville and/or Stoneville communities.

A copy of the EMRC Community Grants Guidelines and Application form can be obtained by contacting EMRC on 9424 2222 during normal business hours, or be downloaded via the link below.

Applications for community grants must be provided on the EMRC Community Grants Program Application Form and received by close of business on Friday 21 August 2009.

EMRC website..

FESA · Controlled Burning Guide and Workshops

Learn how to conduct a controlled burn on your property. FESA has developed a simple Winter Burning Guide for the Perth Hills area to assist people in conducting a controlled burn. Workshops will be held over the next few weeks, to show the correct burning procedure and give people the confidence to undertake a controlled burn on their own property.

For a copy of the Winter Burning Guide or to register for a workshop visit the link below. For more information call 9323 9573 or email us.

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Planning WA · Peel Region Scheme Amendments Deferred

Decisions to initiate future urban rezoning amendments to the Metropolitan Region Scheme will be deferred until the end of January 2010. Urban Rezoning requests to the Peel Region Scheme are also being deferred.

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