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March 2019
Shire Matters is a monthly newsletter which summarises events and news within the Shire of Katanning. Community members can subscribe at and hard copies are available at the Shire Administration, Library, Visitors Centre, Katanning Leisure Centre and Pop Up Shop. If you have any suggestions or feedback please send them to
We have relocated to the new Shire of Katanning Administration building located at
52 Austral Terrace, Katanning. For enquiries please contact 9821 9999 or email
Rates 2018/19 Reminder
The 2018/19 Rates final instalment is due on 29 March 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Breanna Green on 08 9821 9999 or
Katanning Leisure Centre
Address: 4 Pemble Street
Phone: 9821 4399

Term 1 – Group Fitness Timetable is as follows:

6.15am                 HIIT Step 
9.30am                 Body Attack
10.00am               CX Worx
6.00pm                 Body Pump (60 minutes)
6.30pm                 Body Balance 
9.30am                 Body Pump (30 minutes)
10.00am               HIIT Step 
1.30pm                 Seniors Gym for Over 50's
5.45pm                 RPM (30 minutes)
6.20pm                 Meta Fit
5.30pm                 HIIT Step 
6.10pm                 Body Pump (45 minutes)
6.30pm                 Body Balance 
9.30am                 Body Pump (30 minutes)
10.00am               Meda Fit
1.30pm                 Seniors Gym for Over 50’s
6.00pm                 Body Attack (30 minutes)
6.30pm                 CX WORX

6.15am                 RPM 

Seniors Quiz
1st Wednesday of each month: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Cost: $3 - Lots of Prizes to be won

Seniors Pingo
2nd Wednesday of each month 1.00pm-3.00pm
Cost: $3 - Lots of Prizes to be won

Seniors Autumn Club Luncheon
3rd Wednesday of each month 12.00pm-1.30pm
Cost: $10 per month. Requires membership to Autumn Club for $5 per year.
Public Library
Address: 16 Austral Terrace
Phone: 9821 4300

March 2019

Library Club - Every Monday 2:30pm

Story Time- Every Tuesday 10.00am

Toy Library

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Have you ever wanted to trace your family history but don’t know where to start?
Have you already begun the journey but have hit a wall?
Do you have the skills, time and know-how to help others in their ancestry search?
Drop in on Thursday afternoons during school terms to meet Wyn and Irene of the Katanning Genealogical Society. 

Did you know…?
You can have full access to free from within the Library! is an amazing tool for researching and mapping your family tree and normally full access requires an ongoing membership that costs $30 a month. Come on in, grab and cuppa and get lost in

Life Long Readers Book Club
Meeting Date:
1 February Friday
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Library Community Room

As It Is in Heaven
by Niall Williams
Set in the west of Ireland and Venice, this book features a shy and unconfident schoolteacher and his lovelorn and depressed father whose only desire is to die and join his wife and daughter in heaven. 

No time to read, listen to an Audio instead. They are perfect for long drives.
Audios that have just arrived…

Become a member

A Katanning Library membership gives you free online access to free online movies, ebooks, and audiobooks. Ask us at the library, we will show you how it works.

New arrivals at the library
Public Art Gallery
Address: 16 Austral Terrace
Phone: 9821 4310

Gallery Opening Hours:   
Monday and Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Free entry to all Gallery exhibitions- call James on 9821 4310 for more information.

Upcoming Exhibitions
Harmony 10 Year Exhibition  12 March 2019 - 18 March 2019
The Shire of Katanning invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced people for the following positions:
  • Gardener/Mixed Duties
  • Plant Operator/Truck Driver
To request an application package or discuss this role further please contact Moh Aeson on (08) 98219 999 or email

To be considered for this position applicants must address the Selection Criteria as detailed in the Application Package.

Applications addressed to the undersigned should be sent to or mailed to PO Box 130 Katanning, WA 6317 by 4.00pm Friday 16 March 2019.

Julian Murphy
Special Council Meeting Highlights
January 2019

The following items were approved at the Special Council meeting
  1. To proceed with the Piesse Lake Residential Development.
  2. Approved the tender to Jefferies Brothers for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for 2 further years.
  3. Approved the tender from Evergreen Synthetic Grass (WA) Pty Ltd for the Katanning Country Club Bowling Green Construction.

Ordinary Council Meeting Highlights
February 2019

The following items were approved at the Ordinary Council meeting
  1. Supports to proposal to Subdivision Lot 8 Round Drive, Katanning, subject to conditions.
  2. Development Approval for a Wastewater Treatment System at the Abattoir, subject to conditions.
  3. Approved Katanning Community Cinema Group for a 12 month licence to occupy the Katanning Town Hall.
  4. Council approved the following grants for Round 2 of the 2018/2019 Community Financial Assistance Program
    • Katanning Senior High School P&C $881.82exGST for venue hire and decoration hire costs.
    • Katanning Historical Society $4,278.00exGST for Display Cabinets in the Katanning Museum.
    • Katanning Men’s Shed $9,000exGST for the underground connection of a standard electricity supply to Western Power’s LV network to their future base at the Westrail Wool Consolidation Shed (The Woolstore).
  5. Accepted the tender from Tricoast Civil for the Katanning Waste Transfer Station Civil Works.
All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at
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