news - february 2010

West Gidge Fire Brigade · Bushfire Readiness Public Meeting

Bushfire Readiness Public Meeting, 17 March at 7:00 pm at the Gidge Fireshed.

West Gidgegannup Fire Brigade page..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · News and Fire Advice

I’m sure everyone has been happy with a bit of a lull in fire activity, at least until the time of writing this article. Members of both brigades have enjoyed a well deserved rest after being run ragged for a while. However this lull in activity is no reason for complacency, serious bushfires can happen for at least a couple of months from now so be prepared. This article focuses on hazard reduction burning.

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Netball · 2010 Registration

Gidgegannup Netball Club 2010 registration on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 February 2010 at the Gidge Rec Centre, Percy Cullen Oval, Gidgegannup from 3.30 to 5.00 pm.

Download information letter and registration form..

Gidgegannup Development · Forum Discussion

Two opinions about the GPA questionnaire:

"Whoever wrote the GPA Survey certainly was not looking for anything unbiased or reflective of community opinion."

"The GPA's position is and always has been that they support a developed townsite in Gidgegannup. The degree of that development is the question."

Read what others say and have your own say at..

Gidge Forums..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter March 2010

In this issue : Picnic by the Lake - Small Farm Field Day

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Earlier newsletters and more information..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Progress Association · Newsletter March 2010

In this issue : Next Meetings - Development Townsite - Questionnaire - Boral - EMRC - Western Power - Trail Bikes/Hoon Behaviour

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Earlier newsletters and more information..

Progress Association page..

Wooroloo Brook LG · Farewell Breakfast

Join the Wooroloo Brook Landcare Group for their final farewell breakfast celebrating 21 years of Landcare in the Eastern Hills region. Sunday 21st March 2010. Guest speaker Geoff Barret. RSVP.

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Gidgegannup Development · GPA Townsite Survey

We need your responses to present a fair and balanced view to Local and State Government as to how our Community wish our Townsite to develop over the next few years. Maps of the proposed density are online (see below) and in the Notice Board outside The Newsagents.

We have had requests for comparisons on population and Size of blocks. The present population of the townsite is about 200 people (including the surrounding subdivisions about 1000). The existing homesite 1 acre blocks in the townsite could accommodate about 12 x 300m2 blocks.

Development of the townsite will impact on all of us, so put your view forward, it is your and your children's future. Survey will close 30th April, 2010 - thank you for your input.

Complete the survey online..  or  Download the survey..
Density Map..

Gidgegannup Development page..

Junior Football Club · Registration day 5-12 years old

• Sunday 21st February 2010
• 10.00am - 1.00pm
• Gidgegannup Recreation Ground (Percy Cullen Oval)
• $85.00 (U10s/U12s) & $60.00 Auskick (discount for additional siblings)
• For new members please bring your birth certificate.

Junior Football Club page..

Junior Football Club · Auskick coach wanted

The club always appreciates the support of parents who are actively involved or just help out where they can. This year we are looking for another Auskick coach for the 5-6yr old group. Accredited training will be arranged and you are always guaranteed to be supported by other members and volunteers. If you can help with this or in any other way, please let Augie Vallelonga (9574 6020) or Mike Blackie (9572 9216) know.

Junior Football Club page..

Agricultural Society · AGM

The AGM will be held on Sunday, 28th February 2010 in the Hall, at 5 pm. Memberships are due at this time and you must be a current 2010 member to be eligible to vote. Non-members are welcome to attend the AGM and meet the committee who produce the Gidge Show. Membership fee $20.00 per annum (family) or $12.00 pa (single).

This year's Gidge Show will be Saturday 30 October.

Agricultural Society page..

Clean Up Gidge · Busy Bee

Sunday 7th March, 2010 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. Meet at the Information Sign at Gidge Village. Please bring gloves, water, elbow grease and common sense. Contact Glenda on 0419196320 for inquiries.

Football Club · 2010 Season

Planning for the 2010 season is already well underway. It is hoped to have two teams this year. A nyone who wants to come along call Butch (0488 433 569) or Callum (0427 194 0030). Training will start on 2nd February and will be fairly varied (swimming, cycling, etc.)

Football Club page..

Playgroup · New Season

The Gidgegannup Playgroup will recommence on Monday 1st February. The first two sessions are free. The group meets Mondays and Wednesday from 9 am to 11 am. You can choose to come on either day which is $10 a term or both sessions which is $15 a term. Also a one off insurance payment of $28 is payable once a year and covers the whole family for all Playgroup Activities.

The group meets at the Agricultural Hall, Toodyay Road. All children 1 - 4 years old welcome. For further information contact Kate Hanson 9572 9557 or Rachael Butcher 9255 4342

Playgroup page..

Community Church · Sunday School

The Community Church will be running Sunday School for children from February. It will run on the first Monday of each month until December. Children of all ages are welcome. They will do craft activities, listen to music and more.

The Church Service is at 11 am on the first Sunday of the month and 9.30 am on every other Sunday. More info: Sharon Williams 0414 908 258.

Community Church page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter February 2010

In this issue : Picnic by the Lake - Small Farm Field Day - Scoop Magazine

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Earlier newsletters and more information..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Progress Association · Newsletter February 2010

In this issue : Next Meetings - Development Townsite - Questionnaire - Lot 232 Reen Road - Peter Brock Memorial - Proposed café (Restaurant) Art Gallery and Soap Sale - Local Roads - Boral - EMRC - Annual Electors’ Meeting

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Earlier newsletters and more information..

Progress Association page..

Kookaburra Cinema · Program Segment 3

Attached as a PDF file is the final segment for this summer... how time has rocketed past!!!!.

Thank you all for your fantastic support this summer and we look forward to Season 15 coming up commencing approx Nov 19th 2010.

CU @ the Movies @ Kookaburra, Lindsay

Kookaburra Program..

Experience Gidgegannup · Small Farm Field Day 2010 Prospectus

The "Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day" 2010 will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 6 June. The 2010 Prospectus is now available for downloading.

Small Farm Field Day page..

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 Wednesday 3 March 2010 at 6 pm. RSVP by Friday 26 February 2010 to Bonnie Kinsman on (08) 9424 2227 or by email. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

EMRC page..

FESA · Total Fire Ban for Perth Hills area

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Perth Hills area including the City of Swan, Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring, Shire of Armadale, City of Gosnells and Shire of Serpentine/Jarrahdale. For the twenty four hour period starting 12.00am on Saturday 27 February through to 12.00am Sunday 28 February 2010 any activity that could start a fire is banned. That means if you live in the above shires:
  • you must not move vehicles or equipment across a paddock
  • you must not harvest
  • you must not cook outside using an open fire
  • 'hot work' such as metal work, grinding or the like is not allowed unless you have an exemption
Ensuring the safety and welfare of people or animals (such as watering stock) has an automatic exemption, though a fire unit must accompany the activity.
You could be fined up to $25000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

FESA Alerts..

Frank Alban MLA · Meet your local MLA

Meet your local Member of Parliament. Frank Alban MLA – Member for Swan Hills. Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Hall, Friday 26th March, 9.30 am – 11.00 am. Issues include policing, hoons, Telstra, Western Power outages. Contact number 9296 7688.

MLA page..

Department for Communities · WA Youth Awards

Nominations are open for the WA Youth Awards, recognizing young West Australians making positive contributions to their community.

Entry forms are available from the link below or from the Department of Communities on 6217 8400. Nominations close on 6th March 2010.

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EPA · Boral Gidgegannup Granite Quarry

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) invites submissions to the Gidgegannup Granite Quarry PER. The submission period ends on 29 March 2010.

Boral Resources WA proposes to expand their current operations at Gidgegannup to develop a granite quarry within Lots 193, 166, 153 and 152 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup. The proposed quarry will cover a total area of approximately 42 ha which is expected to yield 500,000 tonnes of rock per annum at capacity. The quarry will be development in three stages increasing production over approximately 20 years.

The Public Environmental Review (PER) is now available for public comment. The PER describes the proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures associated with the development.

Hard copies may be purchased at $10 or a CD version may be obtained from Damian Lunt, Boral Resources (WA) Ltd., 63-69 Abernethy Road, Belmont, WA, (08) 9493 9000. Copies of the PER may also be downloaded from the Boral website.

The EPA prefers submissions to be made electronically using either the submission form available at the EPA website, or by email. Submissiond can be posted to Chairman, EPA, Locked Bag 33, Cloisters Square, WA 6850, Attention Ben Miles; or delivered to the EPA Level 4, The Atrium, 168 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, Attention Ben Miles, or faxed to (08) 6467 5562.

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please ring the EPA assessment officer, Ben Miles, on (08) 6467 5265.

City of Swan / EMRC

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