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November 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 the Katanning Hub CRC. Larger prints of this newsletter for readability are available on request at the Shire Administration. If you have any suggestions or feedback please send them to

Sat 2 Nov                  Katanning Police & Rotary Charity Golf Day
Sat 2 Nov                  Katanning Historical Society Market Day
Mon 11 Nov               Katanning Remembrance Day Service
Wed 13 Nov              A Panda Awareness Picnic
Fri 15 Nov                 Americana Night at Town Hall hosted by FOLK
Sat 16 Nov                Katanning Farmers Markets
Sat 16 Nov                Starz Dance Concert at Town Hall
Sat 16 Nov                Katanning Speedway Club Race
Sun 17 Nov               The Albany Shantymen at Town Hall Fundraiser for RFDS
Fri 22 Nov                  Angicare WA's Silent March
Fri 22 Nov                  Blue Light Disco at Town Hall
Tue 26 Nov                November Public Ordinary Council Meeting 
Thu 28 Nov                Katanning Pharmacy Christmas VIP Customer Night
Sat 30 Nov                 Katanning Islanders' Family Fun Day at Katanning Mosque

To have your local event listed, please submit information to
Bushfire Season
Bushfire Season is rapidly approaching and is getting longer.
We recommend if you have not had that “5 Minute Chat” with your families or started to prepare your property you do so ASAP.
Have that 5 Minute Chat…
5 Minute Fire Chat - DFES
Do you have a Plan ?
Does it include all family members including your pets?
When will you know to leave?
Where will you go?
Which way will you go? Will the road be blocked?
Are you mentally prepared if you stay?

Click here for footage taken at a local fire last year - this shows how fast a grass fire can move.

Prohibited Burning Period

Residents are reminded that the Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire of Katanning commenced on Friday 1 November and will be in place until the Friday 14 February inclusive.
No burning of any kind can be conducted during this time.

The nomination closing date for the Citizen of the Year Awards has been officially extended to Monday 4 November 2019 to assist with last minute nominations.

Do you know someone who makes your community a better place?

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 2020.

Alternatively, forms are available at the Shire Administration on request.

For more information contact Natassia Shirazee 9821 9999 or email Nominations now close 4 November 2019.


The Shire of Katanning will offer a free Green Waste verge collection commencing Monday 4 November 2019.

Please make sure waste is on the verge before 6.00am Monday 4 November 2019.

To help prevent unsightly verges, you are encouraged to put your garden waste out the weekend of the 2 November 2019. Do not obstruct the footpath or your normal bin services and ensure waste does not obstruct line of sight of pedestrians or cars.

Residents are reminded that this is a Green Waste collection only. Contaminated garden waste will not be removed.

Lawn clippings, cuttings and leaves must be in boxes or bags. To prevent damage, do not obstruct Telstra pits, water meters or power domes with green waste as mechanical equipment may be used. Please trim tree branches and pruning’s to a max of 1.5m (5ft) and place bundles in line with kerb.

Did you know November is WA Bike Month? This means there may be more people out and about on their bikes. Please remember to share the road responsibly and give them space (1 metre if you are travelling at less than 60km/hr or 1.5m if over 60km/hr)
KIDSPORT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS                              

Apply online 
Eligible children in Western Australia can receive up to $150 per calendar year to cover the costs of joining any approved KidSport club. Please ensure you apply early before your club’s registration day so that you have your code ready as your application can take up to 10 business days to be assessed days.
To be eligible for KidSport applicants must be: 
  1. Aged 5 to 18 years
  2. A resident in Western Australia
  3. Named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  4. Registering with a KidSport approved club. Find a KidSport club.
Please refer to the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries webpage for further information:

Contact Shire of Katanning KidSport Officer: Tania Wolfe (08) 9821 9999
Katanning Leisure Centre
Address: 4 Pemble Street
Phone: 9821 4399


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday                          6:00am - 8:30am (Members only)
Monday - Thursday                     8:30am - 8:30pm
Friday                                          8.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday                                      9:00am - 3:00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays:    Closed except by special request, private booking
                                                    or other arrangement.

Term 4 – Group Fitness Timetable is as follows:
(Commencing 14 October 2019)

6.15am           RPM – 30mins (Bookings Essential)
5.30pm           HIITStep
6.10pm           Matwork Pilates 50mins
9.30am           Matwork Pilates
10.30am         Seniors Gym
5.45pm           RPM – 30mins (Bookings Essential)
6.20pm           MetaPWR – 30mins (Bookings Essential)
5.30pm           MetaFit
6.10pm           Body Pump
5.30pm           HIITStep
6.10pm          CX Worx (17
Oct – 7 Nov)

6.15am           RPM (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.
Address: 16 Austral Terrace
Phone: 9821 4300

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


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.
Story Time- Every Tuesday 10.00am

Library Club 
Each session will be focused on STEM activities and has 20 places, please register by contacting the library, for each session.
2.45pm – 5.00pm Monday 4 November 2019
2.45pm – 5.00pm Monday 25 November 2019

Toy Library
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Katanning Library Community Room

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.

Life Long Readers Book Club
Meeting Date: Friday 1 November 2019
(First Friday of every month)
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Library Community Room

Life After Life
Kate Atkinson
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can - will she?

New arrivals at the library

Address: 16 Austral Terrace
Phone: 9821 4310
Free entry to all Gallery exhibitions- call James on 9821 4310 for more information.

Current Exhibitions

28 October 2019 to 7 December 2019: Pathfinders - WA Inspired Art Quilters
Ordinary Council Meeting Highlights
October 2019

At the Special Council Meeting held on 22 October 2019 the following items were approved:
  1. Cr Liz Guidera was re-elected by Council as Shire President for a further two year term
  2. Cr John Goodheart was re-elected as Deputy President
  3. Appointment of Members to Committees of Council
The following items were approved at the October Ordinary Council meeting:
  1. Development approval for the purpose of a home hair salon business, subject to conditions
  2. Approval for the Katanning Country Club to install a vehicle barrier gate   
All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at
Copyright © 2019 Shire of Katanning, All rights reserved.

52 Austral Terrace, Katanning WA 6317
Ph: (08) 9821 9999 E: 

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