news - october 2016

Football Club · Gidge Bulldogs Undefeated + AGM

Well what a season it was, the Gidge Bulldogs went through the entire 2017 HFA season undefeated, capped by a 47 point win in the Grand Final against Chidlow. The Doggies blew the Cougars off the park with a 14 goal to 1 first half and withstood a concerted fightback effort to bring home the flag. The celebrations were long and hard with some of the boys only finishing up a month after the Grand Final!

The Percy Cullen Medal Fairest and Best awards night was held the week after the grand final. Congratulations to all the award winners this season:

  • Fairest and Best: Ryan Gray
  • 1st runner up: Rod Manton
  • 2nd runner up: Makenzie Heaven
  • Leading Goal Kicker: Tim Tanner & Chris Scott
  • Best Utility: Cam Hore
  • Best 1st Year Player: Josh Carter
  • Best Defender: Jack Colliver
  • Most Improved: Levi Rosolin
  • Clubman of the Year: Tye Kooiman
  • Coach's award: Sam Pedley
  • Player's Player: Michael McCrudden
  • Best in Semi Final: Rod Manton
  • Best in Grand Final: Rod Manton
  • Life Membership: Michael McCrudden & Shane Laudehr
Thanks must go to our premiership coach Brett Davis, who has signed on to take the reins again as coach in season 2017.

The Gidgegannup Football Club AGM is at 6:30pm on Friday November 18th in the Pavilion at Percy Cullen Oval. As with all clubs we rely on the support of volunteers to keep the club running and we'd love everyone to be a part of our great club. If you'd like to join our journey in season 2017 then come along to the AGM and put your hand up to help out.

Go the Mighty Bulldogs!

Football Club page..

Wildflower Society · Meetings October and November 2016

October Wildflower Walk
15 October at 10am, Strettle Reserve, Mahogany Creek. Email Penny Hussey for details.

October Meeting
Friday 28 October. Cathy Car presents "Watch your step: leaf litter critters underfoot". Cathy is a biologist who studies terrestrial invertebrates.

November Meeting
Friday 25 November. Neville Marchant preesents "Insectivorous plants". Neville is well known in botanical circles, having been the director of the State Herbarium.

The November talk is followed by the Society's AGM. Talks by invited speakers resume in March 2017. In the summer, members are very busy with behind-the-scenes activities such as seed-cleaning and propagation.

Venue: Octagonal Hall, McGlew St, Glen Forrest.

Please Note: Doors open at 7.30 pm for a 8.00 pm start. $2 entry.

Visitors always most welcome.

We are on Facebook.

Contact Cathy Car by email or on 0404 959 654.

Wildflower Society page..

Agricultural Society · Update October 2016

The 70th Anniversary Gidgegannup Agricultural Show is now only a month away and the Show Committee is putting the finishing touches to what should be a memorable show.

Chief Ground Steward, Steve Williamson reports that there will be over 200 stalls at this year's show and the number of trade stalls is much bigger than in previous years.

Agricultural Society President, Colin Metcalf says this year's show is a major milestone in the in the history of the society.

“When you think of the humble beginnings and the dedication of those members who started the show after World War 2 and all the hard work that has taken place in the intervening years up until 2016 you can see why it is such a popular show. In those early days the locals rallied round to make the Gidge Show a success and their efforts and the subsequent efforts of members means that we now attract many thousands of showgoers, not only from around the district but from many parts of the Metropolitan area”.

Entries for the Hall exhibits have already started to roll in with many coming in by email this year. We look forward to seeing you at our 70th Anniversary Show on Saturday October 29th.

Pat Harding
Media Liaison/ Entertainment coordinator

Agricultural Society page..

Fire Brigades · Fire News & Advice October 2016

Fire Safety Newsletter September 2016

  • Important dates
  • Restricted burning season
  • How to get a burning permit
  • Reporting smoke or fire - avoiding false alarms
  • Private fire units
Download the Fire Safety Newsletter October 2016.

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

East Gidge Fire Brigade page..

Progress Association · Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter October 2016..

Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter October 2016..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Picnic by the Lake

Picnic by the Lake - Lake Josephine - Sunday 27 November 2016.

Due to more rain forecast and maybe even on the day, we have decided to postpone the Picnic until Sunday 27 November 2016.   Thank you to all those who have already booked and we have notified you separately and hope you will still be able to come along.  

Hope you can still make it on 27 November 2016 at what will be a stunning Picnic at Lake Josephine and we will send a reminder out in early November.

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..

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 · Seniors Week Have a go day

The City of Swan and Swan Valley Rotary are celebrating Seniors Week with a free bus trip to the 'Have a Go Day' event held annually at Burswood Park!

We would like to invite residents to come along to this fantastic event with us! Bus pick up from Gidgegannup Showgrounds at 8.30am, returning approximately 3pm.

Seniors Week 2016

The 'Have a Go Day' event includes many free activities, stalls, information and demonstrations!

Please see attached flyer for more information and register your place on the bus by calling 0427 163 317!

Seniors Week flyer..

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..

Main Roads · Toodyay Road Intersection Upgrades

In 2016-17 we will be upgrading a series of intersections along Toodyay Road, between Red Hill and Noble Falls in the City of Swan,

The project will significantly improve safety for all road users.

This project will provide dedicated turning lanes, and improved street lighting and signage at the intersections of Toodyay Road with:

  • Lilydale Road (October 2016)
  • Preedy Road (November 2016)
  • Old Coach Road and Old Toodyay Road (early 2017)
  • Reserve Road (early 2017)
  • Stanley Road (early 2017)
Project overview with maps..

Main Roads website.. is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups