news - october 2009

Progress Association · Motorbike and Car Nuisance

Residents are complaining that the nuisance from motorbikes and cars, speeding and driving dangerously is increasing. This is particularly prevalent on O'Brien, Clenton, Berry, Copley Dale roads, which appears some sort of circuit for the simple minded with a death wish.

The only way we can hope to do anything about this is to try and get number plates, time, place, photos even and report the details to the Police on 131 444. The Police are willing to help they just need the details.

Police page..

Progress Association · Newsletter November 2009

In this issue : Next Meetings - Council Elections - Development - EMRC Resource Recovery Facility - Jean Wild Bushland Park - Peter Brock Car Park - Seniors Fuel Card

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Earlier newsletters and more information..

Progress Association page..

Gidgegannup Development · Gidgegannup Townsite Masterplan

The Masterplan can be downloaded from the link below. If you would like any further information about the proposed Master Plan for the Gidgegannup town site then contact Samantha Reece at SMR on 9429 8804.

Gidgegannup Townsite Masterplan (524KB)..

Masterplan Legend (63KB)..

Port Bouvard's Gidgegannup website..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · News and Fire Advice November 2009

Restricted Burning Season from 1st Oct 2009 to 30th Nov 2009 - Permits required.

Hasn’t it dried off rapidly. Very active fire behaviour has been observed recently, brigades attending a number of fires which have been the result of hazard reduction burns getting out of control.

This Fire Season will see changes to the Bushfires Act 1954 some of which are listed later in the article.

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Progress Association · Councillor Swan Valley / Gidgegannup Ward

Darryl Trease has been elected the new councillor for the Swan Valley/Gidgegannup ward to replace Steve Croy who has retired after six years in the job. Our thanks to Steve.

We would like to thank all the candidates who stood and took a lot of trouble to come up and talk to the community.

Although Swan Valley and Gidgegannup wards were amalgamated a few years ago, we still consider that Darryl is the replacement for the Gidgegannup Councillor and now, like it or not, he is now an honorary Gidgeganuppian. Welcome Darryl.

Councillor page..

Progress Association · Meeting

Next Meeting Monday, 19th October, 2009, 7.30 pm at the Agricultural Society Hall. A Presentation will be made by the EMRC Project team on the proposed Resource Recovery Facility and a question answer session will follow. Specific questions to by 14th October, 2009. Also the City of Swan will be in attendance to discuss waste collection and recycling in Gidgegannup.

Plus the full range of other topics the GPA consider at their meetings.

Progress Association page..

Progress Association · Newsletter October 2009

In this issue : Next meetings - Candidates for Swan Valley/Gidgegannup seat - Development - EMRC - Boral

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Earlier newsletters and more information..

Progress Association page..

Recreational Club · Swap Meet

Swap Meet at Percy Cullen Oval, Sunday, 22nd November. Sellers from 7 am, buyers from 8 am. For more information contact Allan on 9574 7104.

Recreational Club page..

Wildflower Society · Propagating Bits and Pieces

Next meeting Friday, 23rd October at 7.30 pm. Speaker will be Hazel Dempster on Propagating Bits and Pieces. Octagonal Hall McGlew Road, Glen Forrest. Visitors welcome $2 door fee covers tea, coffee and chance of door prize.

Wildflower Society page..

Football Club · Premiership 2009 / AGM

Gidgegannup won the 2009 Hills Football Association Grand Final against Mundaring. Gidgegannup have been undefeated all season. Congratulations.

Gidgegannup Football Club AGM Saturday, 7th November, 4.00 pm followed by a Barbecue - more information 9574 7104.

Football Club page..

Agricultural Society · Busy Bee and more

Busy Bee - the next one will be Sunday 25th October, 2009 starting off at 9.00 am. Morning Tea is provided. Come along and help clear up the Showgrounds for the Show.

Coastal District Display - Placed Third at the Royal Show. The Theme this year was "Unleash the Power that starts with a Flower". 1st Placing in "Best Public Appeal", Best Display of Eggs, Honey, Fruit, Vegetables, Preserves and Floriculture. Placed 2nd in "Best Arrangement".

Life membership Award - Allan Lockwood will be presented with a Life membership for the Gidgegannup Agricultural Society.

Agricultural Society page..

Gidgegannup Development · Development Priorities Gidgegannup

It is recommended that Council advise the WAPC that the City’s priorities for development remain as enunciated in the City’s Urban Growth Policy endorsed on 24 May 2006. Further, the City will support the development of Bullsbrook, Gidgegannup and Upper Swan when it is satisfied that constraints in these areas can be overcome and necessary infrastructure can be provided. In this regard the City provides no priority order for urban development in rural areas.

Council Recommendations..

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..

City of Swan · Local Government Election Results

Follow the link below for the City of Swan 2009 ordinary election results.

WA Electoral Commission website..

City of Swan · Tourism Precinct for Midland

Midland is the logical place to open Perth’s next tourist precinct because it is the gateway to one of Perth’s most loved tourism districts and also home to Perth’s rich historic past.

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EMRC · Red Hill Community Liaison Meeting

This will be held at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility, 1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill on 14th October, 2009 at 6pm. RSVP to Bonnie Kinsman on 9424 2227 or by email.

More information please contact Adam Johnson on 9424 2233.

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City of Swan · Kate Lamont book signing

The Swan Valley’s Kate Lamont will hold a book signing at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guildford on November 7 to mark the launch of her new glossy cookbook Wine and Food. Visitor Centre manager Scott Fleming said the unique event will be held between 10am and 11.30am.

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City of Swan · Great opportunities for kids during the holidays

City of Swan children and families have the opportunity of meeting one of the best teams in the WAFL and play a game with some team members. On Saturday, October 10 members of the Swan Districts footy team will be at Farrell Oval in Stratton to take on the local kids and their parents. The day is being provided free of charge.

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City of Swan · Charlie Gregorini Golf Classic

The inaugural Charlie Gregorini Golf Classic 2009 offers the corporate community a unique opportunity to help benefit the community by partnering with the Charlie Gregorini Swan Memorial (CGSM). The proceeds from the golf day, to be held on Monday, November 9, will provide the opportunity of a new beginning for youth, the indigenous community, seniors, arts and those with disabilities within the City of Swan family that need assistance in their journeys through life.

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WA Electoral Commission · Local Government Election Results

Follow the link below for the City of Swan 2009 ordinary election results.

WA Electoral Commission website..

Main Roads WA · Great Eastern / Roe Interchange

Planning is underway for a new interchange at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway (GEH) and Roe Highway. This interchange will enable Roe Highway traffic to flow freely over Great Eastern Highway via a bridge and significantly improve the integration of connecting traffic.

Stakeholder and community engagement for the construction of the new interchange has now commenced. We are seeking your input regarding the project which will enable us to develop plans which take into consideration the needs of the wider community as well as local impact issues

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Member for Swan Hills · Seniors Fuel Card

Following a very well attended and successful morning tea organized by our MLA, Frank Alban, he is calling for seniors in Gidgegannup to write/email him with support for a Seniors Fuel Card for this area.

Contact Frank Alban MLA..

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..

City of Swan / EMRC

enquiries: is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups