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May 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 and Katanning Leisure Centre. If you have any suggestions or feedback please send them to
A Hard Waste Collection is to commence, dates listed below for Katanning. Please see the map below to find your area.
Area 1:  6 – 10 May 2019
Area 2:  13 – 17 May 2019
Area 3:  20 – 24 May 2019
This is a fantastic opportunity to have that big clean out of unwanted furniture and white goods that are not working or have out lived their use.
Details available on the Shire’s website          
Alan Lamb
Acting Executive Manager
Infrastructure and Development


Western Power will be carrying out necessary work on its electricity network along Austral Terrace which there is anticipated some level of noise disruption that will be kept to a minimum at all times.


                Location: Austral Terrace between Clive Street and Albion Street

                Date: Sunday 5 May 2019

                Time: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Western Power appreciate your understanding with these works needing to take place at this time due to Network constraints.

If during the programmed works access is required to your meter box, notification will be provided during which time pets are requested to be properly secured. Additionally, should there be a planned outage in power Western Power will provide separate notice to this one.

Throughout the works access to and from your property may be restricted, if you require the use of your vehicle during the above time, please move it from your property prior to work commencing.

During the works there will be a variety of warning signs and barriers in place for your safety and persons undertaking the works. Please ensure that you adhere to the signs and direction of those on site to protect yourself and our workers.

If you require any assistance in relation to this notice or any concerns about this work, please contact Western Power on 13 10 87 (7:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday) or by email on

Should the situation be an emergency including unexpected outages please call 13 13 51 (24 hours)

Round 1 2019/2020 Applications Open
The Shire of Katanning Community Financial Assistance Programme (CFAP) provides funding support in 2 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:
  1. Does the project meet a community need?
  2. Does the project benefit a sufficiently broad, or diverse, target group?
  3. Does the organisation have the capacity to undertake and manage the project?
  4. Does the application represent value for money?
  5. collaborative community wide projects are encouraged;
  6. 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 at or at the Shire of Katanning administration building.
Please read the guidelines located on the website prior to submitting an application.
Applications are to be received by Saturday 29 June 2019.
Further enquiries about the CFAP should be directed to Natassia Shirazee on (08) 9821 9999 or

Local skate enthusiasts have been hard at work with Skate Sculpture and Plan E Landscape Architects to design an exciting expansion and upgrading of the Katanning Skate Park as part of the All Ages Playground redevelopment.
In preparation for the works the Skate Park is now closed and is anticipated to reopen by September 2019.
The greatly anticipated new Skate Park, located on the corner of Clive Street and Albion Street, will be extended to the street line with a variety of obstacles and elements that go beyond the traditional style, incorporating features such as parkour areas. Kids will have the chance to increase their skating skills with the addition of different sized ledges, rails and half pipes.
The upgrades are expected to bring yet another dimension of multigenerational opportunity to the precinct and encourage youths to get more involved in physical activity.
Katanning Shire President Cr Liz Guidera said “Young people need things to do and places where they are free to be themselves within our town. The new Katanning Skate Park will provide a safe environment for skateboarding and a place for youths to socialise and be active.”
For further information please contact the Shire of Katanning on 9821 9999.

Concept design artwork of the new Katanning Skatepark by Plan E Landscape Architects
Katanning Leisure Centre
Address: 4 Pemble Street
Phone: 9821 4399

Term 2 – Group Fitness Timetable is as follows:

6.15am                 HIIT Step – early morning (members/concession ticket holders only)
9.30am                 Body Attack
10.00am               Meta Pwr
6.00pm                 Body Pump
6.30pm                 Body Balance
9.30am                 Body Pump
10.00am               HIIT Step
1.30pm                 Seniors Gym
5.45pm                 RPM – bookings essential
6.20pm                 Meta Fit
5.30pm                 HIIT Step
6.10pm                 Meta Pwr
6.30pm                 Body Balance
9.30am                 Body Pump
10.00am               CX Worx
1.30pm                 Seniors Gym
6.00pm                 Body Attack
6.15am                 RPM – early morning bookings essential

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

Katanning Public Library Opening Hours:
Monday:          10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday:         10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday:    1.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday:        10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday:             10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday:         10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday:           CLOSED

MAY 2019

Library Club - Every Monday 2:30pm

Story Time- Every Tuesday 10.00am

Toy Library

Genealogy Thursdays
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:
Friday 3 May 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Library Community Room

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
by Dai SijieIna Rilke (Translator)
In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined. 

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:          10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday:         10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday:    1.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday:        10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday:             10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday:         10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday:          CLOSED

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

Current Exhibitions
12 April - 11 May 2019: Regional Exhibitions Touring Boost: How did I get here?

Ordinary Council Meeting Highlights
April 2019
The following items were approved at the Ordinary Council meeting:
  1. Council to implement a 'no parking' zone in front of the Katanning Police Station.
  2. Accepted the tender by Pickles Auctions for the disposal of the Shire's 2006 Caterpillar 12H grader.
  3. Development approval for additions to Abattoir for the installation of a Reverse Osmosis system.
All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at
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