news - july 2010

Gidge Fire Brigades · Calling for Volunteers

It might be winter but things are still happening in Gidgegannup. A few call outs but otherwise quiet on the fire front.

Behind the scenes the brigades are making preparations for the 2010/2011 fire season, servicing equipment, organising teams, scheduling training and planning our community programmes.

The brigades, both East and West Gidgegannup, are looking for new members to fill the ranks and would welcome the opportunity to talk with any members of our community who would like to offer their support with:

• Being an active Volunteer Fire Fighter
• Bushfire Ready Group Coordinators and Facilitators
• Brigade committee members

The next training for Volunteer Fire Fighters is scheduled for September so if you would like to be involved act now by contacting:

- Sean Corbin, Captain East Gidgegannup 9574 6071
- John Mangini, Captain West Gidgegannup 9574 6289

Not sure of your area – contact either one and they will assist you.

For those people wishing to be involved with the Bush Fire Ready Program please contact David Cole, BRG Coordinator, on 0409 746 425 or

David Cole, East Gidgegannup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Bushfire Ready Group Coordinator, 0409 746 425 / email

John Mangini, West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Bushfire ready Group Coordinator, 0427 770 003 / email

East Gidgegannup Fire Brigade page..

West Gidgegannup Fire Brigade page..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · News and Fire Advice August 2010

Hope you have all enjoyed the rain we have had so far, and that those of you who are still having to feed stock soon get a reprieve.

With Victorian Royal Commission due to release its final report at about the time of the Gidgegram publication, and the completion but not release of the FESA report into the Toodyay fires, we are likely to see a number of recommendations made. Some of these will be relevant to us.

Read the full August 2010 newsletter..

Junior Football Club · Night Game Round 12

Twilight Friday Footy round 12, 30 July 2010 at Percy Cullen Oval.

Gidgegannup U10s v. Mt Helena, game starts at 5.30pm
Gidgegannup U12s v. Mt Helena, game starts at 6.30pm (approx)

We welcome all players, families & community members to a great night out of Junior Footy. The canteen will be open selling hamburgers, cold drinks, hot tea & coffee, as well as the Gidgegannup Recreation Centre having the licensed bar open.

For any enquiries please contact Augie Vallelonga on 9574 6020 or
0407 776 745.

Junior Football Club page..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · New Committee

At the AGM of the West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade committee members were elected unopposed. See link below.

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

Lost & Found · Bunch of Keys

Bunch of keys found on Toodyay Road. If you are the owner, please ring 0427 770 500.

Progress Association · Newsletter July 2010

In this issue : Next Meetings - AGM - Perth Hills Planning Bill - Proposed Rezoning - Differential Rates - Trail Bikes - Senior’s Fuel Card - Roads - Rural Numbering - Refuse/Recycling Survey - Tourism Event Board - Watercourse Signage

Download Newsletter..

Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter July 2010

In this issue : Small Farm Field Day

Download Newsletter..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Karakamia Sanctuary · Tree Planting Afternoon

We are looking for volunteers to come and help us plant trees at Karakamia Sanctuary on Saturday 7th August at 12 noon.

Read more..

Farmsafe WA Alliance · Farm Safety Needs Assesment Survey

The Farm Safety needs analysis survey is designed to go straight to the source – you, the West Australian farmer – to investigate the safety practices on WA farms and uncover the solutions, services and assistance the farming community would like to receive from Farmsafe WA Alliance.

All information received by Farmsafe WA Alliance will be treated as strictly confidential and used for no other purpose than this survey. We do not require any identifying information, including names and addresses (unless you would like to join our mailing list).

More info / Take the survey..

EMRC · Community Grants Program 2010/2011

The EMRC Community Grants Program for 2010/11 has now opened. Information about the program is available from the link below. The guidelines will be strictly enforced and any application which does not meet the requirements mentioned in the guidelines, will not be eligible. Applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday, 20 August 2010. Late applications will not be accepted.

EMRC Community Grants Program..

City of Swan

enquiries: is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups