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June 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

Ongoing                          Gallery Exhibition -  Local Art: Us
Sat 8 June                      Saturday Craft 
Sat 8 June                      Katanning Club Quiz Night
Fri 14 June                     Rollerblading Night at Katanning Leisure Centre
Sat 15 June                    Katanning Farmers Market
Sun 16 June                   Katanning Netball Association: Over 30's Netball Carnival
Fri 21 June                     Friends of the Library: Katanning - Bollywood Night Fundraiser
Sat 22 June                    Weaving Workshop at the Saleyards: Day 1
Sun 23 June                   Weaving Workshop at the Saleyards: Day 2
Tue 25 June                   Public Ordinary Council Meeting June 2019
Fri 28 June                     Katanning Blue Light Disco at Town Hall
To have your local event listed, please submit information to
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
As of Monday 1 July 2019 the Shire Refuse Site will become a cashless facility. Only EFTPOS payments and prearranged account payments will be available. These changes are being made in the interest of public safety and the safety of Shire employees. For further information about prearranged accounts, please contact the Shire of Katanning on 9821 9999.

A reminder that if you wish to contact the Ranger between 5:00PM to 8:00AM, please contact the Shire of Katanning's After Hours Service on 9821 9999. Calls to the Ranger's mobile during these times are unable to be answered.
First Citizenship Ceremony in New Council
Congratulations to Ziwie Cue who received his Australian Citizenship at a Ceremony held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at the May Public Ordinary Council Meeting.

Mr Cue works as a pharmacist at the Great Southern Community Chemist and was the first resident to receive citizenship in the new council chambers. 
Recognition of Long Service
Congratulations to Kristy Flugge (Nee Nicholas) who received an award for Recognition of Long Service (21 years) at the May Public Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 28 May 2019.
Kirsty commenced at the Katanning Leisure Centre in 1998, and was employed as a Casual Gym Instructor/Fitness Instructor. When Kirsty started, she remembers being overwhelmed as her class was packed and she was very nervous, she made it through that first class and hasn’t looked back.
Throughout her 21 years of service to the Shire of Katanning, Kirsty has made the Katanning Leisure Centre her second home. Starting as a Gym Instructor/Fitness Instructor & Recreational Officer continuing to grow the Group Fitness and Gymnasium areas before taking on the role of Katanning Leisure Centre Manager for several years until her maternity leave in 2008. Since then Kristy has played an integral part of the Katanning Leisure Centre team and has been the backbone to the Fitness Industry within Katanning for the entirety of her employment, and continues to do so within her current position as Fitness Coordinator.

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 - 1:00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays:    Closed except by special request, private booking
                                                    or other arrangement.

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


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.

Library Club - Every Monday 2:30pm

Story Time- Every Tuesday 10.00am

Toy Library
Tuesdays and Saturdays

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 7 June 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Library Community Room

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. 

In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. 

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author.

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
17 May 2019 - 16 June 2019 Local Art: Us - Katanning Arts & Craft Society

Upcoming Exhibitions
21 June 2019 - 20 July 2019:  Dead Centre - Arts on the Move
Ordinary Council Meeting Highlights
May 2019
The following items were approved at the Ordinary Council meeting:
  1. Development Approval for Lot 22 Braeside Road, Katanning Pinwernying for the purpose of Addition to oversize Outbuilding subject to conditions.
  2. Development Approval for Lot 165 Beaufort Street, Katanning for the purpose of Twelve Grouped Dwellings, subject to conditions.
  3. Council invites tenders for the management and operation of the Katanning Aquatic Centre for a period of no less than three years and submits an in-house tender.
  4. Endorsed the construction of four independent living units and three key worker housing units in the Piesse Lake Residential subdivision.
All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at
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