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September 2018
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

The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern 2018 Bloom Festival program is out NOW...

With over 60 pages of fantastic events there is something for everyone this spring in the Great Southern. Programs can be picked up from the Shire of Katanning Administration, Katanning Public Library, Katanning Visitors Centre or any of the event holders. It can be downloaded at  

Tender 03-2018 New Furniture Supply and Install

The Shire of Katanning invites suitably experienced companies to submit a Tender for the New Administration & Civic Building Office Furniture Supply and Install. 

Tender closes on Tuesday 18 September at 3pm and may only be lodged through Tenderlink. Tender documents are available through

Tender and technical enquiries should also be made through Tenderlink to Mr Andrus Budrikis, Executive Manager Building and Assets or telephone 9821 9999. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted canvassing of Councillors will disqualify.

Julian Murphy

Shire Staff Award Nomination
Congratulations to our Executive Manager of Projects and Community Building, Sam Davis, for being selected as a finalist in the Young Leader 2018 State Community Development Awards. The 2018 State Community Development Conference is hosted by the Community Development Network of Local Government Professionals Australia WA and the winner will be announced on Thursday 6 September. Good luck Sam!
Award Nominations NOW OPEN
The Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year awards is your opportunity to acknowledge those making an outstanding contribution to your local community.
This includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

Nominations are now open for the following Citizen of the Year Award categories:
-Citizen of the Year
-Citizen of the Year (Senior)
-Citizen of the Year (Youth)
-Active Citizenship (Group/Event)

The Shire of Katanning is proud to also award a Community Long Service Award. This is an award that recognises a local citizen who has provided volunteer service(s) to the Katanning community over a long period of time.

All award winners will be announced at the Australia Day Breakfast on 26 January 2019.

To nominate a local citizen you think deserves recognition, please visit the Shire website. Alternatively, forms are available at the Shire office on request.

The Citizen of the Year nominations can be made online

For more information contact Amy Knight 9821 9999 or email Nominations close 31 October 2018.
When to call the SES
The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer division of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia’s leading Hazard Management Agency (HMA) for natural disasters.
SES volunteers play a vital role in responding to natural disasters and emergencies on behalf of the community. 
What is the SES telephone number?
  • 132 500
 Before you call the SES think about the following:
  • The nature of your enquiry and whether the SES is appropriate for your needs 
  • Call triple zero (000) for fire and life threatening emergencies call 
  • Call 132 500 for urgent property repairs that you cannot fix yourself.
When you call the SES
Due to the high level of demand during a natural disaster people need to remain patient and be prepared to wait.
  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Tell us exactly where to come 
  • All requests are prioritised by urgency
  • Major structural damage will be attended to first
  • Avoid clogging up emergency hotlines with unrelated requests
What will the SES help me with? 
  • Assisting with significant structural damage like collapsed roofs or ceilings 
  • Making temporary emergency repairs to homes and buildings 
  • Removing fallen trees that have damaged homes and cars 
  • Sandbagging areas in danger of flooding 
  • Pumping out flood water 
  • Rescuing trapped or injured people, and helping people relocate if they are in danger
What won’t the SES help me with? 
  • Clearing debris and organising permanent repairs
  • Attending to broken fences, trees that have fallen on fences or if there is debris around your property or in your pool
  • Basic repairs that you can manage yourself
Katanning Leisure Centre
Address: 4 Pemble Street
Phone: 9821 4399

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.

Friday Night Rollerblading
21 September 6.00pm-8.00pm
Entry fee: Junior $4.50 and Senior $5.60
Hire of skates: $2.50
Public Library
Address: 16 Austral Terrace
Phone: 9821 4300

Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Toy Library
Mondays 2.30pm-4.00pm
Tuesdays & Saturdays 10.30am-11.30am

Life Long Readers Book Club
Meeting date: Friday 7 September
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Talking about: And Furthermore

Her film career has been filled with piercing performances of unforgettable women: Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, the terrifying schoolteacher Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal and the writer Iris Murdoch in Iris. And, for the BBC, Dench created another unforgettable woman when she brought her great comic timing and deeply felt emotions to the role of Jean Pargetter in the long-running hit BBC series As Time Goes By. And Furthermore is, however, more than the story of a great actress's career. It is also the story of Judi Dench's life: her early days as a child in a family that was in love with the theatre; her marriage to actor Michael Williams; the joy she takes in her daughter, the actress Finty Williams, and her grandson, Sammy. Filled with Dench's impish sense of humor, diamond-sharp intelligence and photos from her personal archives, And Furthermore is the book every fan of the great Judi Dench will cherish.

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.

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

Community Activities
Come in to the library and help us finish our zen colouring pages and our jigsaw puzzle or make pom poms. It’s fun, stress reducing and most of all, always available for you, your family and friends to enjoy together, at any time at the library.

New Australian Biographic titles

Brand new book titles
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

The Wedding Dress

Shire - KACI - Community

20/08/2018 to


Blooming Arts- Bloom Festival

Shire - Helen Bignell - Garden Club

20/09/2018 to


Double Artist Exhibition

David Papenfus & Margaret Innes

01/10/2018 to


Machines and Makers

Shire - Arts on the Move

26/10/2018 to


The Last Ride performance


16/11/2018 to


Machines and Makers (reprise)

Shire - Arts on the Move

17/11/2018 to


Council Meeting Highlights
August 2018
The following items were approved at the Council meeting:
1. Council approved the following grants for Round 1 of the 2018/2019 Community Financial Assistance Program:
  • Katanning Regional Business Association $2674.54exGST for the advertising of their 2018 Christmas on Clive event.
  • Katanning Community Childcare Centre $1201.15exGST for their Promotion and Awareness project.
  • Katanning Landcare $5,100exGST for the Katanning Eco Week Eco Exchanges event and Joe Tonga event.
2. Council approved the waiver of the KLC Pioneer Room Gold Package valued at $1,050.00incGST as requested by the Katanning Wanderers Football Club for its annual club Wind Up and Awards Night.

3. Council endorsed the Katanning Country Club Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund Grant Application for $160,000 for funding towards Stage 2 & 3 of the Katanning Country Club club house modifications as a high priority and ranks this project 1 of 1 for the 2019/20 Annual Grant.

All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at
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