news - september 2016

Friends of Gidge Reserve · Bird and Nature Walk

Friends of Gidge Reserve are holding a nature / bird monitoring walk on Sunday the 18th of September at 7am.

Meet at the fireshed (on road to Percy Cullen Oval).

Contact Bill on 0408 884 490.

Friends of Gidge Reserve page..

Agricultural Society · Update September 2016

The show exhibit sections and entry forms our 70th Anniversary Show have been posted on our Gidge Show web page. The hard copy Show Book is at the printers and should be available at local outlets in early September.

As usual the Society is short of helpers for the Show. Friday 28 October, from when Hall exhibits are accepted for judging, and following the judging is when we are always short of assistance. If you be able to help, please contact the Chief Hall Steward, Val Forrest on 9274 1823 / 0429 177 886 or by email

This year the Society, other Showgrounds User Groups and the City of Swan has been the target of strong criticism by a section within the community. Not only has criticism been directed at the Society as an entity but at individuals within the organisation. The latter is totally unacceptable. Below are some facts that may be unknown or may have been misrepresented to the wider community and beyond.

- Gidgegannup Agricultural Society September 2016 newsletter

Hope to see you on Saturday, 29th October for our 70th Anniversary Show.

Col Metcalf (President GAS)

Agricultural Society page..

Fire Brigades · Fire News & Advice September 2016

Fire Safety Newsletter September 2016

  • Important dates
  • Reducing your fuels
  • General Burning Advice
  • Extinguish your fires properly
  • Restricted Burning Season and Permits
Download the Fire Safety Newsletter September 2016.

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

East Gidge Fire Brigade page..

Progress Association · Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter September 2016..

Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter September 2016..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Community Website · Update September 2016

The Gidgegannup Community Website advertising pricing schedule has been updated as follows. This gives a wider choice of options for advertising.

- View pricing schedule..

Directory entries will be due for renewal and invoices will be emailed shortly. Thank you for your support!

Email us for all enquiries or feedback.

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Experience Gidgegannup · Picnic by the Lake

Picnic by the Lake - Lake Josephine - Sunday 16 October 2016.

Come and join us for good food and wine in magical surroundings. Entry by pre-purchase of gourmet hamper full of local produce @ $65 for two people.

Picnic by the Lake 2016

A few points to remember.

Being set on the edge of a lake means that there is an extreme water hazard. If bringing children along, please ensure they are under your constant supervision

The importance of maintaining a tranquil atmosphere on the day for the benefit of all participants. Children playing ball games does not fit in with this, so if you wish to bring children along we would be grateful if you could remember this.

Marquees are provided but you will need to bring something to sit on.

If you wish to join us on the day we ask for payment in advance and payment details are:
- Experience Gidgegannup Inc.
- BSB 633000
- Account Number 127783926
- Please use your name as reference

Payment can also be made by cheque or cash posted to us at PO Box 66, Gidgegannup 6083, or left at the Newsagents.

We have no eftpos facilities on the day so payment for the local wines on sale is by cash only. Some beers also available. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements when you book.

We look forward to seeing you on the day, but places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Enquiries: Penny on 9574 7211 or Jennifer on 9572 9243.

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Friends of Blue Wren Reserve · Guided Nature Walk & Cleanup

Experience the conservation success achieved by local volunteers through a nature walk within Blue Wren Reserve, guided by an experienced member of the Eastern Hills Branch of the Wildflower Society.

Learn how you can join a committed team to make a long-term difference to conserving the ecological health of Blue Wren Reserve and the Susannah Brook catchment.

Sunday 18 September 2016, 10am, at Blue Wren Reserve, Stoneville Rd, Stoneville.

More info..

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Kathryn Johnson on 0429 990 861 or by email.

Blue Wren Reserve, Stoneville Blue Wren Reserve, Stoneville


Muresk Old Collegians · Muresk is turning 90

Help us celebrate the many accomplishments made by Muresk and its students, staff and graduates over the past 90 years. Please join with the Muresk Old Collegians' Association to celebrate this significant milestone.

Muresk 90th Anniversary, 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday 30 October 2016, Muresk Campus, Muresk Road, Northam.

More info..

City of Swan · Draft Gidgegannup Local Area Plan

The Draft Gidgegannup Local Area Plan is available for comment for four weeks from Monday 26 September 2016 until Monday 24 October 2016.

Copies of the plan are available for viewing at the City of Swan Rural Place Office in Gidgegannup, City of Swan Administration Centre, and on the City's website.

Any comments can be mailed to PO Box 196 Midland WA 6936 or emailed to Hannah Thornton.

City of Swan - Have your say..

City of Swan · Thank A Volunteer Day

Volunteers are an important part of our community. This year, the City of Swan's Rural Place team would like to partner with your community organisation to reward and recognise the contribution your volunteers make.

Thank a Volunteer Day is an annual day of celebration taking place on December 5. We know it's a while off yet, but if you're planning on hosting an event you may need some time to prepare.

Support is available to community organisations to celebrate the work of their volunteers. No event is too big or too small! Some ideas include a morning tea, a family fun day, an excursion or an award ceremony.

To apply for a partnership go to

Applications close on Thursday 29 September 2016.

For more information please contact the Community Development Coordinator Rural Place - Jenna Whistler by email or on 0427 163 317.

Gidgegannup Rural Place Office.. is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups