news - september 2010

West Gidge Fire Brigade · Too many bushfires already!

Too many bushfires already! With the number of call-outs recently, you as a land owner or resident must realise that YOU are responsible for your own fires – conditions are VERY DRY, fires are running quickly, and that you MUST make sure that you don’t light up unless you are absolutely sure that your burn is both safe and legal. Afterwards make sure your fire is FULLY extinguished so it does not threaten the community. Vollies are mostly full time workers & give up their precious time to help protect the community…. DO YOUR BIT!

Progress Association · Newsletter October 2010

In this issue : Next Meetings - Directions 2031 - Solar Power - Waste Survey - Peter Brock Tribute Rally - Federal Issues - Signs on Water Courses - Verge Fire Hazard reduction - Parking of Commercial Vehicles Discussion Paper - EMRC Resource Recovery Facility - Boral PER - Victorian Bush Fire Report - Landcare Building - Agricultural Society Hall - Overnight Camping at Noble Falls - Post Mark

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Experience Gidgegannup · See us at the Gidge Show

Come and See us at the Gidge Show in the car park outside the hall - local produce on sale and tastings. Wine, Olive Oil and associated products, macadamias, plants, fine painting and a place to sit down, have a chat and look at the Tourism information.

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Community Website · New Committee

The AGM of the Community Website was held on Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010.

Committee for 2010/11:
- Chair Person: Peter Jensen
- Vice Chairperson: Penny Morgan
- Secretary/Editor: Sally Block
- Treasurer: Allan Lockwood
- Committee: Sandra Harms, Bill Karoll

Our thanks to Bill Karoll who has been Chair Person of the GCW so long.

We would remind Business Directory Subscribers that fees of $25 for the 2010/11 are due.

Committee members are at present mastering the CMS so as to be able to post articles on line direct. If representatives of volunteer groups wish to partake in this exercise, please contact

Touch Football Club · Family Touch Football

A fun family sport for all ages that will keep you fit Now on Thursdays, 7.00pm, Percy Cullen Oval, Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup.

Fun, non–competitive, kids/teens welcome, safe children's playground for the littlies. $100/family/6 months (that’s $4/night). Commences October (fees are pro rata). Contact Janette on 9574 6039.

West Gidge Fire Brigade · Fire News and Advice Oct 2010

Important Dates
  • Restricted Burning Season - 1st Oct to 30th Nov – Permits required
  • Firebreaks - required by 1st Nov unless prior alternative arrangements are made with City of Swan
  • Prohibited Burning Season - 1st Dec until at least 31st March but will almost certainly be extended

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Football Club Gidge Bulldogs · Season Wind-up

Fairest and best count and wind-up is to take place on Friday 24th September. To join the team in its end-of-season celebrations contact Alisdair on 9574 6019 or Allan on 9574 7104.

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Regal Hill Water Supply · New Committee

Chair - Sandra Harms
Secretary - Marie Young
Treasurer - Sue Lawrence

Thanks to Mr. Hank Van Oyen and his Flo who have given years of dedicated work to the Regal Hill Water Supply.

Enquiries about the Water supply can be addressed by phone to 9572 9061 or 0429 086 253.

Swan Christian College · School Bus Service

Expressions of interest from parents whose children attend or will attend in the future Swan Christian or La Salle Colleges and would consider the use of a school bus service.

Please contact Linda on with child's name, years of attendance, location and school.

Open Garden Scheme · Dahlliance

Australia's Open Garden Scheme presents "Dahlliance" at 41 Hargraves Crescent, Gidgegannup, on the weekend of 25-26 September from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm both days. The property shows a water-wise garden of both native and non-native plants over 3 acres. Teas and coffees, plants and soy candles will be fore sale and art will be shown.

Normal Australia's Open Garden Scheme entrance fee applies ($6 per person, under 18's free). The entrance fee and some sales proceeds go to charity.

Open Gardens website..

Wildflower Society · Wildflower Festival 2010

The Eastern Hills Branch of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia organises the Wildflower Festival 2010, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September, 9am - 4pm, at the Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest.

· Exclusive 2011 Wildflower Calendar for sale
· Displays of Hills and other WA flora
· Botanical books, seeds and plants for sale
· Displays by Catchment Groups & Friends Groups
· Local pottery and woodturning for sale
· Artists in residence
· Artwork and cards by local artists for sale
· Children’s activities
· Light refreshments available

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EMRC · Red Hill Open Day

On Saturday 6 November 2010 between 10am and 1pm for a behind-the-scenes look at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility located at 1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill.

Site tours will be running on the day and a sausage sizzle and refreshments will be served after the official presentations.

RSVP is essential by phoning EMRC's reception on (08) 9424 2222 by close of business Friday 22nd October 2010.

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EMRC · Community Task Force

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) announces the members of its newly-formed Community Task Force with the advent of a public forum to be held on 18 September 2010.

EMRC established the taskforce to lead development of a Community Partnership Agreement (CPA) in relation to the establishment of a resource recovery facility which will be discussed at the public forum.

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EMRC · Community Forum

We are pleased to invite you to our free Community Forum on Saturday 18th September 2010. The Forum invites participants to join in discussions with the newly appointed EMRC Community Task Force about any concerns they may have over the proposed resource recovery facility and to provide direct input into the development of the Community Partnership Agreement (CPA).

You will also be provided with an opportunity to comment on the draft tender evaluation criteria for the proposed facility, the technology options being evaluated and community benefits from the proposed resource recovery facility.

The Community Forum is to be held at RoseHill Lodge, West Parade, South Guildford between 12 noon – 4pm on 18th September 2010. Free lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Registration is essential. Please RSVP by Monday 13 September 2010 to EMRC Reception on 9424 2222 or by email.

EMRC Resource Recovery Project page..

Planning WA · Outer Metropolitan Sub-regional Strategy

The draft Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy forms an integral part of the Directions 2031 vision. It provides information about the levels of expected population growth by local government area, and highlights development opportunities and increased densities in greenfields areas throughout the five outer sub-regions of north-west, north-east, south-east and south-west metropolitan Perth and Peel.

Together with the draft Central metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy, this strategy also promotes the achievement of the Directions 2031 housing targets.

Submissions close 29 November 2010.

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