news - september 2009

West Gidge Fire Brigade · News and Fire Advice October 2009

Restricted Burning Season from 1st Oct 2009 Permits required

Good to see lots of rain, dams filling etc. The downside will be that good growth this year will produce high fuel loads with elevated fire risk when the weather does dry off. The window of opportunity for hazard reduction burning this spring may be very narrow, as also happened this last autumn. This could be an "Interesting" season! This Fire Season will see changes to the Bushfires Act 1954 some of which are listed below.

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PCYC · Holiday Programme


Check out what the Police and Community Youth Centre puts on in the October school holidays. Click link below.

Look for the Bus..

Parky / Darlington Warriors · Footy Win

Parkerville Darlington Warriors under 14s team won the Swan Districts competition grand final game against Kalamunda on Sunday the 13th Sept at Bassendean oval. Without a doubt the 2 best teams played off for the premiership flag and it was a hard fought game.

8 of the warriors players played their junior footy at Gidgegannup jfc and all made a great contribution to the win. The final score was Parky / Darlington 13 goals 11 behinds 89 points to Kalamunda 11 goals 5 behinds 71 points.

Warriors 2009 Premiership Jubilant Warriors team with premiership flag and trophy / larger photo

The win was even more special for the Warriors as this was their second grand final win in 2 years. Last year they won the under 13s premiership.

Jordy Yeoman again won the best on the ground award and also won the competition best and fairest for the 2nd year in a row.

Recreational Club · AGM

The Recreational Club AGM will be held on Monday 5th October at the Percy Cullen Oval commencing at 7.30 pm. Come along and view the plans for the new functions centre. For further information contact Allan on 9574 7104.

Recreational Club page..

Cricket Club · Season Start

Season's training now starting on Friday, 11th September at the Perce Cullen Oval. All regular and new players are welcome to join. For more info contact John Kinsella on 0419 191 084 or Dave Proudmore on 9574 6540.

Cricket Club page..

Netball Club · AGM

Netball Club AGM on 21st September, 7.00 pm at the Gidge Rec. Centre. For further information contact Janette 9578 3118.

Netball Club page..

Netball Club · Wind-up

Netball Club wind-up 19th September, 2009 at 5.00pm sharp. All players and families welcome. Info Janette 9578 3118.

Netball Club page..

Netball Club · International Game

Two international netball teams from Tanlin, Singapore are set to play against Gidgegannup netball Club on Sunday, 20th September, 20009. Time 5.00 pm at the Gidgegannup Recreational Grounds. A sausage sizzle will be available on the night along with full bar facilities. For further information contact Janette 9578 3118 or Tina 9574 6876.

Netball Club page..

Wildflower Society · Eastern Hills Wildflower Show

19th and 20th September at the Octagonal Hall, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest. Free entry. Displays of local & WA flora. Displays from our herbarium and friends/allied groups. Plants, books, seeds and art/craft for sale.

Wildflower Society page..

Basketball Club · 2009/10 Season Update

Please click the link below for the Gidgegannup Basketball Club 2009/10 season update.

Basketball Club page..

Progress Association · 2009 Ordinary Council Election

The Gidgegannup Progress Association have invited all four nominees for the vacant seat of Councillor for the Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward, to their meeting on Monday 21st September, 2009 at 7.30 pm at the Agricultural Society Hall, Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup. If you wish to meet your prospective candidate please come along and join us.

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Rammed Earth Living · Sustainable Home Workshop

Sustainable home design, siting, and building. One day workshop on Saturday 3 October conducted by Peter Cowman of Rammed Earth Living.

Rammed Earth Living website..

Horse & Pony Club · Horses in Action at the Gidge Show

You can download the Horses in Action programme from the link below.

Horse and Pony Club website..

Member for Swan Hills · Seniors Fuel Card Info Meeting

Monday 12/10/09 at 9.30am at the Agricultural Showgrounds Hall, 2171 Toodyay Road (Cnr Old Coach Road), Gidgegannup. Come and meet your Member of Parliament to discuss the possibility of a Seniors Fuel Card for senior Gidgegannup residents. Frank Alban MLA Member for Swan Hills - 9296 7688.

MLA page..

EMRC · Earth Training Course

A free course available for all residents in Perth's Eastern Region and is designed to teach practical ways to minimize waste in our daily lives, provide current information on how waste is managed, offer composting and worm farming demonstrations.

The three week course will begin in October 2009. To learn more about how you can participate, come along to one of the following information sessions.

Wednesday, September 16, 5.45pm-7pm. Midland Junction Arts Centre, Cnr. Great Eastern Highway and Cale St. Midland. Josh Byrne from ABC's Gardening Australia will be a guest speaker. Light supper provided.

Saturday, September 19 10.30am - 11.30 am Midland Junction Arts Centre. Morning tea will be provided.

For further information contact Gabrielle Grime, EMRC Waste Education Coordinator on 9424 2256 or via email.

EMRC page..

City of Swan / EMRC

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