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December 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

Round 2 2018/2019 Applications Open

The Shire of Katanning Community Financial Assistance Programme (CFAP) provides funding support in two categories of up to, and over $5,000 each, to enable the Shire to support projects that promote community capacity, improve social participation and inclusion as well as enhance community harmony and social cohesion.

Each application will be assessed against the following criteria:
a) Does the project meet a community need?
b) Does the project benefit a sufficiently broad, or diverse, target group?
c) Does the organisation have the capacity to undertake and manage the project?
d) Does the application represent value for money?
e) collaborative community wide projects are encouraged;
f) demonstrating alignment with the Shire of Katanning community vision

To submit an application for CFAP funding, applicants must complete an application form located on the Shire of Katanning website or at the Shire of Katanning Administration.

Please read the guidelines located on the website prior to submitting an application.

Applications are to be received by Thursday 31 January 2019.

Further enquiries about the CFAP are encouraged and should be directed to Tash Shirazee on (08) 9821 9999 or

Are you prepared?
Have that 5 minute Fire Chat.

Are you Bushfire Ready information guides are available at the DFES website or hard copies can also be picked up from the Shire Administration and Katanning Public Library.
If you would like further information please contact Cindy Pearce, Community Emergency Services Manager, Shire of Katanning on 0417 071 567.   
Do you have any old photos?
The Shire of Katanning are seeking photo's from the community to create a photo board/collage at the event. If you have any photo's taken throughout the 80 years of the pool that we can display, please email a copy to Janelle or deliver to the Shire Administration before Thursday 13 December 2018.
Keeping Reptiles Out
Snakes are an integral part of the environment and play an important role in wildlife ecosystems. However, you can discourage snakes and other reptiles from using your property by making your house and garden less attractive to them.
The following measures may help to keep reptiles out of your house and garden:
  • Keep the garden and sheds tidy and well-maintained, and prune lower branches off of shrubs to remove places for reptiles to shelter.
  • Keep food scraps/compost in properly covered bins.
  • Block off possible entrances to and access underneath sheds.
  • Block off potential entry points to houses by installing screens on doors and windows and blocking small holes, including those between the roof and ceiling. Fit rubber weather seals under doors to deny access to adult snakes. Remember that snakes can squeeze through surprisingly small gaps.
  • Control rat and mice numbers in and around houses and sheds.
  • Reinforce chicken coops and aviaries to exclude both rodents and large reptiles by covering them completely with mesh that is small enough (<10mm) to stop them from entering - if mice can get in, so could a snake.
  • Keep chicken coops and aviaries clean and hygienic.
For further information please read the Fauna Notes pamphlet. 

Anyone who comes across a snake needs to have eyes on it at all times until the arrival of a reptile handler. Also- Wildlife Services and the Shire Ranger can handle any reptile issue that may arise.

Harmony Festival 2019
Performers & Stall Holder Application Forms

Harmony Festival is celebrating its 10th Year on Saturday 16 March 2019.
Applications are now open!
Applications close Friday 15 February 2019.
Application forms are located on the Shire of Katanning website or hard copy can be collected from the Shire Administration. The Shire's Community Development team is available to work with local businesses, committees, groups and individuals to ensure all members of the Katanning community have the opportunity to participate in the festival.
If you would like to find out more, please Shire of Katanning on 9821 9999 or email
Katanning Leisure Centre
Address: 4 Pemble Street
Phone: 9821 4399

Term 4 – Group Fitness Timetable is as follows (ends 17 December 2018):
6.15am                 HIIT Step (members only)
9.30am                 Body Attack
10.00am               CX Worx
6.00pm                 Les Mills Body Pump 
6.30pm                 Les Mills Body Balance 
9.00am                 Seniors Exercise Group
9.30am                 Les Mills Body Pump
10.00am               HIIT Step 
1.30pm                 Seniors Gym for Over 50's
5.45pm                 RPM 
6.15pm                 Les Mills Tone
5.30pm                 HIIT Step 
6.10pm                 Les Mills Body Pump
6.30pm                 Les Mills Body Balance 
9.30am                 Les Mills Tone 
1.30pm                 Seniors Gym
6.00pm                 Les Mills Body Attack 
6.30pm                 CX Worx 
6.15am                 RPM 
9.30am                 Born To Move (30 min)  2 – 4 year olds

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

Sign up to the Summer Reading Club at Katanning Library, prizes for everyone, every time!

Lego Club
Mondays 2.30pm
Story Time
Tuesdays 10.00am

Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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

New books 

Life Long Readers Book Club

Meeting date: Friday 7 December
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Talking about: Benang

Oceanic in its rhythms and understanding, brilliant in its use of language and image, moving in its largeness of spirit, compelling in its narrative scope and style, Benang is a novel of celebration and lament, of beginning and return, of obliteration and recovery, of silencing and of powerful utterance. Both tentative and daring, it speaks to the present and a possible future through stories, dreams, rhythms, songs, images and documents mobilised from the incompletely acknowledged and still dynamic past.

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.
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 Coorolup Collection 30 November 2018 - 21 January 2019
Council Meeting Highlights
November 2018
The following items were approved at the Council meeting:
1. Demolition of the house at 11 Hassell Street Katanning.
2. Payment of 50% reimbursement for Toyworld Front Facade revitalisation. 
3. New 48 hour overnight stay period for the Aberdeen Street RV Rest Area.
4. Accepted the expenditure for the Austral Terrace- Dome to Albion Street landscape improvements.
5. Confirmed the Ordinary Council Meeting dates for 2019.
6. Confirmed the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award Winners.
7. Accepted the tender from Environmental Industries Pty Ltd for the Welcome Precinct/All Ages Playground Construction.

All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at
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