news - february 2018

Primary School · Emergency Preparedness Session

Discover how you can prepare your household for an emergency at a dynamic Red Cross preparedness session.

Receive your free award-winning ‘Emergency RediPlan' which will help you to plan ahead to manage the health, financial and material consequences of emergencies.

Peppered with real-life anecdotes, facilitated discussions and activities, sessions are engaging and focus on practical ways you can get prepared.

To register: Gidgegannup Primary School 9578 4000.

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Get Prepared info at Red Cross..

Netball Club · Rego Days 2018 Season

• Wednesday 21 Feb 2018, 3.30 am - 5.30 pm
• Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 10.00 am - 12 noon
At Percy Cullen oval.

For more info click on the link to the Netball page below.

Netball Club page..

Football Club · Start of Training

Preseason training will commence on Tuesday February 6th 6pm at Percy Cullen Oval, Gidgegannup Rec Centre.

Training nights will be Tuesday and Thursday 6pm start. The club would like to invite anyone from the age of sixteen upwards interested in playing football for their local club to come along and have a run.

For more information contact coach Brett Davis on 0419 900 991.

Football Club page..

Community Website · Blogs

Two new contributions:
Gidge Gossips · 2018 January
Ieva Tomsons · 2018 February

Blogs page..

Wildflower Society · Meetings

Propagation Group - Learn to propagate your own native plants from seed. Wednesday February 14th and 28th 9am-12noon, Octagonal Hall 52 McGlew Road, Glen Forrest.

Seed Cleaning Group - Prepare seeds for propagation. Friday 23rd February 7.30pm, Octagonal Hall 52 McGlew Road, Glen Forest.

Presentation: Seaweeds of Northern and Southern Australia by Dr. John Huisman.

Wildflower Society page..

CWA · Wednesday Meetings

Country Women's Association meets every Wednesday at the CWA Hall, Gidge Showgrounds from 10am.

You don't have to be a 'Country' woman, and you certainly don't have to be able to cook or knit. Just come along and have a good time with a great bunch of other local ladies. Transport can be arranged.

Homemade crafts for sale very Wednesday from 10am till 2pm

For more details, please phone president Terrianne 0435 394 157.

CWA page..

Square Dance Club · Dances

We have the year worked out with some great dances organised through the year. When you see them advertised come along and join in the fun for the night.

We will be dancing every second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Showgrounds Hall in Gidgegannup.

For more info please contact us on 9574 6054 or 9574 6071.

Square Dance page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter January 2018

Newsletter January 2018..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Progress Association · Newsletter January 2018

Newsletter January 2018..

Progress Association page..

Rec Club · Movies at Percy Cullen

10 February come and enjoy Despicable Me 3. Commences at sundown. Kids come in costume for parade and win a prize.

24 February why not spread a blanket on the oval and watch Sing.


Rec Club page..

Agricultural Society · Gidgegram February 2018

Download the February 2018 Gidgegram in PDF format from the link below.

Gidgegram February 2018..

Agricultural Society · Update February 2018

The Gidgegannup Agricultural Society hope all our readers had an enjoyable and safe festive season.

The Society had a productive 2017 with the refurbishment of Burgo's Bar completed. We were very pleased that Jan Burgess accepted our invitation to officially open the facility on show day, travelling up from Bridgetown to do so. Much appreciated Jan.

In October, the Show proved to be another success. Attendance was up on the previous year while entries in the competitive Sections were on a par or better than the previous 4-5 years. Again many volunteers provided assistance for which we are very grateful and appreciative.

This brings me to the fact that many Committee Members who have dedicated themselves to the Society for many years, are not getting any younger. The Society needs an injection of younger folk to help relieve the workload on the more elderly. More hands make light work. Please don't be shy - make yourself known.

Committee Members this year suffered from all sorts of personal and family difficulties. For the first time in my memory one scheduled Committee meeting was deferred due to lack of a quorum. These things paced a heavier burden than usual on other members but all that needed doing, got done. Many thanks to all.

May we also thank the Editor of the Gidgegram, Sandra Harms, for her work during the past year. Very recently, following discussions with her, it is intended to post the entire monthly Gidgegram issue on the Community Web site. The usual printed and posted copies will continue. Click here to view or download the February 2018 Gidgegram.

With this first issue for 2018, may we wish everyone a wonderful year.

Colin Metcalf
Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Inc.

Agricultural Society page..

Agricultural Society · AGM

Sunday 25 February 2018 from 5 pm at the Agricultural Hall, Gidgegannup Showgrounds.

Current Members are reminded of the requirement to be financial to fully participate at the AGM. The Society's financial year commences at 1 January each year.

New Members are welcome and are encouraged to submit an Application for Membership well before the AGM.

Attendees are invited to tea/coffee/biscuits following the meeting.


  • Acceptance of 2017 AGM Minutes
  • Acceptance of Treasurer's Financial Statement
  • Acceptance of Auditors Report
  • Acceptance of Correspondence
  • President's Report
  • Members questions/statements
  • Election of Committee
  • Meeting closure

C Metcalf
Gidegannup Agricultural Society Inc.

Agricultural Society page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Exhibitors Info Small Farm Field Day

The next "Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day" will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 27 May 2018. A great day full of information and fun for everyone. Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup just 15 minutes from Midland.

Being an Exhibitor at the Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day brings many benefits.

We look forward to welcoming back previous exhibitors and to meeting those who will be contributing for the first time.

This year we have provided two versions of the Exhibitor Application form.

The full version gives all the conditions, contacts, dates for application, maps and advertising material.

The short version is a Word version for completion and attaching as an email to return to us at

Of course if you would prefer to have a hard copy of the full version we are more than happy to post one out to you.

- Download Exhibitor Application form (Full)..
- Download Exhibitor Application form (Short)..

Small Farm Field Day page..

City of Swan · Free Events

Click the link below for free events in the City of Swan.

City of Swan Events page..

WA Heritage Council · Toodyay Road Redhill Convict Ruins

Toodyay Redhill Convict Road Station Ruins, a once-substantial establishment built of mud bricks to house convict work crews, has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons:

  • the place is one of only a very limited number of clearly identified convict sites of this type, and at present is the only road station to have been adequately surveyed;
  • the place is historically associated with the convict system, and with the Royal Engineers and convict road gangs who constructed and maintained the important road link between Perth and Toodyay.
Assessment documentation
Permanent entry in heritage registry

More info at WA Heritage Council..

WA Local Government · Local Government Act 1995 Review

Local Government Act 1995 Review Phase 1 Consultation: open for public comment until 9th March, 2018.

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WA Mainroads · Toodyay Road Improvements

Two road safety improvement projects are being undertaken in 2017-18 on Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup, with funding from the State Government's Road Trauma Trust Account.

More info.. is an initiative of gidgegannup community groups