|Shire Matters is a monthly newsletter which summarises events and news within the Shire of Katanning. Community members can subscribe at www.katanning.wa.gov.au 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
Ongoing Gallery Exhibition: Dead Centre
Fri 5 July Social Badminton at Katanning Leisure Centre
Fri 5 July Rollerblading Night at Katanning Leisure Centre
Sat 6 July School Holidays start
Sat 6 July Wanderers Football Club Ball
Thu 11 July KA Youth NAIDOC Event at Katanning Palmerston
Fri 12 July KA Youth Rollerblading at Katanning Leisure Centre
Sat 13 July Katanning Arts and Crafts Society: Saturday Craft
Sun 14 July Piesse Lake: NAIDOC Week Family Planting Day
Sat 20 July Katanning Farmers Market
Sun 21 July School Holidays end
Tue 23 July Public Ordinary Council Meeting July 2019
Sun 28 July Piesse Lake: National Tree Day Planting & Celebration
SHIRE OF KATANNING FEES & CHARGES 2019/2020
At the Ordinary Council Meeting held 25 June 2019, Council resolved to adopt the 2019/20 Schedule of Fees and Charges.
Pursuant to s6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Katanning hereby gives notice of its intention to introduce the 2019/20 Schedule of Fees and Charges from 1 August 2019.
A copy of the 2019/20 Schedule of Fees and Charges is available on the Shire of Katanning website at www.katanning.wa.gov.au
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
REQUEST FOR TENDER
RFT AC01-2019 (03-2019)
Operation and Management of the Katanning Aquatic Centre
The Shire of Katanning invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to operate and manage the Katanning Aquatic Centre for a period of 3 years.
Tenders close on Wednesday 31 July 2019 at 5.00 pm and may only be lodged through Tenderlink.
Tender documents are available through https://www.tenderlink.com/katanning/
Tender enquiries should also be made through Tenderlink or by telephone 9821 9999 to Janelle Nehme, Executive Support Officer.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SHIRE OF KATANNING ADMINISTRATION AND CIVIC CENTRE OFFICIAL OPENING
The Shire Administration and Civic Centre was officially opened by Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; and Shire President Liz Guidera in a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday 14 June 2019. Guests included neighbouring Shire Presidents and CEOs, former councillors, local dignitaries, and many of the people directly involved with the project.
The New Shire of Katanning Administration and Civic Centre was designed by Chris Egan of i2C Architects and built by Firm Construction. The building accommodates the Council Chambers as well as around 40 staff and has sufficient capacity to meet anticipated future staffing needs. The New Administration and Civic Centre is located within the Austral Terrace Heritage Precinct and compliments the heritage values of the existing streetscape.
The project was funded by the Shire of Katanning with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Shire President Liz Guidera (left) and Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC (right) at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the front of the Shire Administration and Civic Centre
PUBLIC NOTICE: STANDPIPES
Please ensure to press the STOP button when using the standpipes if the water does not flow after swiping your card. The card would have engaged the system and water will start to flow without notice once the system is sufficiently charged. This will result to a water usage charge on your card as it was last recorded.
PUBLIC NOTICE: REFUSE SITE GOING CASHLESS
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.
Southern Dirt TECHSPO aims to be Western Australia’s premier technology and innovation event for the Agricultural community and associated industries. We are bringing technology developers, farmers, advisors, expert researchers and officials together for one day of advanced agriculture technology, information sharing and collaboration. Starting with a full conference in which all is provided, you will then have the opportunity to go in-field and see both livestock and cropping technologies in action.
To keep up to date on all things TECHSPO, visit www.techspo.com.au/news. New information on speakers and exhibitors will be available frequently.
Storms may bring heavy rain, damaging winds, lightning, hail, floods and tornados to the southern half of Western Australia between May and October each year. However storms can occur during the warmer months so it is important to stay prepared all year round.
WHAT IS A STORM?
Storms develop when warm, humid air near the ground is pushed rapidly upward into an unstable atmosphere.
WHY PREPARE FOR STORMS?
Damaging winds, flash floods, lightning, hail and tornados can cause damage to homes, cars and the environment. They can even cause injury or loss of life.
Most storm damage to homes occurs from:
People can stay safe and reduce damage to their homes by being prepared.
- loose and broken roof materials
- fallen trees and branches
- flooding from blocked gutters and downpipes
HOW TO PREPARE
Preparing your family and home for a storm is your responsibility. If you live in a storm prone area, you should make it a priority between March and May to get your home ready inside and out. There are a few simple steps that could help you minimise damage:
- Check your roof and gutters for damage or loose material
- Clear gutters and downpipes of leaves and blockages
- Trim branches near your home and hire a contractor to clear trees from powerlines
- Clear rubbish from your yard, balcony or patio and put away any loose objects
- Prepare an emergency kit with portable radio, torch, spare batteries, first aid kit and family emergency plan
- Ensure your family understand storms and the risks
- Prepare an emergency plan including a relocation plan in case your home becomes flooded. Consider what you will do with your pets and know how to turn off the gas, electricity and water supplies (refer to the DFES website for more information)
- Display a list of emergency phone numbers
- Check you have adequate home and contents insurance
You can keep up to date with latest storm warnings and advice:
WHEN A STORM IS FORECAST
- through news bulletins on radio, TV or online
- on the DFES website www.dfes.wa.gov.au
- on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website www.bom.gov.au or by calling their Land Weather Warnings and Flood Warnings Advice Line on 1300 659 213
DURING A STORM
- Secure or remove loose material and rubbish from around your home or work because strong winds during storms can turn loose items into potentially deadly missiles
- Weigh down loose objects using plastic bags filled with sand, rather than bricks that can be blown around in strong wind
- Ensure your emergency kit is up to date
- Ensure your pets and animals are in a safe area
- Move your vehicles under cover
- If you are away from your home you should contact family or friends to ensure your home is secure
- Construction site workers should put away any loose building material and secure their sheds
- Boat owners should make sure their boats are securely moored
- Campers should find alternative shelter
AFTER A STORM
- Close your curtains and blinds and stay inside away from windows
- If caught outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, metal objects, storm water drains, rivers and streams
- If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water
- If there is lightning, unplug electrical appliances and do not use landline telephones
- If there is flooding you can create your own sandbags by using plastic bags or pillow cases filled with sand
- If driving in heavy rain take extra care on the roads:
• slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers
• If you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
• Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current
IF YOU NEED HELP
- Assess your home and property for damage
- Check on friends and neighbours to see if they need help
- Keep children away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
- Keep away from fallen powerlines as they are dangerous and should always be treated as live
- Be careful of fallen trees and damaged buildings
- If driving slow down, keep a safe distance from other drivers and take care in areas that have been flooded
- If roads are flooded do not drive into water of unknown depth and current
- Avoid gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged
For life-threatening emergencies call 000
If your home has been badly damaged and you need help, call the SES on 132 500.
SES volunteers will attend as soon as possible. Assistance is prioritised, please be patient.
STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE
- Start cleaning up around your home – stack loose material such as branches and debris away from water meters, valves and telephone lines
- Call your local government to get advice about the removal of green waste and other materials such as asbestos fencing
DFES State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers help the community of Western Australia during storms and other
natural hazards and emergencies.
SES volunteers assist the community by:
Such assistance is usually minimal in areas well prepared for storm season, which is why SES volunteers actively educate the community on ways to reduce the impact of storms on life and homes. This group of dedicated people are not paid and give up their time, often braving cold, wet, windy and dangerous conditions to come to the aid of hundreds in need of emergency assistance.
- Making temporary repairs to homes and businesses. It is your responsibility to organise permanent repairs. Contact your insurance company
- Clearing fallen trees
- Rescuing trapped or injured people
- Sandbagging areas in danger of flooding
- Assisting in relocating people
During a severe storm there may be many calls for emergency assistance so calls are prioritised. SES volunteers will attend as soon as possible.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Police, Fire, Ambulance (for life threatening emergencies) 000
State Emergency Service (SES) assistance 132 500
Western Power 131 351
Horizon Power 132 351
Water Corporation 131 375
Alinta Gas emergencies and faults 131 352
FINDING MORE INFORMATION
DFES website www.dfes.wa.gov.au
BoM Storm Warning Advice Line 1300 659 213
Weather and storm forecasts www.bom.gov.au
Road conditions (Main Roads WA) 138 138
Advice and further information are available on the DFES website in Chin, Dinka, Farsi, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic, Indonesian, Somali, Swahili, French, Cantonese, Amharic, Nuer, Karen, Dari, Kirundi, Sudanese Arabic.
Katanning Leisure Centre
Address: 4 Pemble Street
Phone: 9821 4399
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
1st Wednesday of each month: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Cost: $3 - Lots of Prizes to be won
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
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
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Katanning Library Community Room
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 Ancestry.com free from within the Library!
Ancestry.com 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 5 July 2019
(First Friday of every month)
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Library Community Room
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis
Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back.
Agatha Pantha is an eighty-two-year-old woman who hasn’t left her home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street.
Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven years old and once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife’s skin. He sits in a nursing home, knowing that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes.
Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie’s mum. Along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.
New arrivals at the library
Public Art Gallery
Address: 16 Austral Terrace
Phone: 9821 4310
Free entry to all Gallery exhibitions- call James on 9821 4310 for more information.
24 June 2019 - 20 July 2019 Dead Centre - Art on the Move
Dead Centre aims to contextualise a group of artistic voices from around the country
that explore and celebrate marginalised identities in the broader spectrum of a
multicultural society. The exhibition articulates some of the problematic expectations on
the individual in finding their place in a social landscape characterised by simplistic and
Image Credit: Angela Tiatia, Walking the Wall, 2014, single channel HD video, 13.04 minutes. Still image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf
29 July 2019 - 24 August 2019: Ngala Wongga (Come Talk) - Arts on the Move
Ordinary Council Meeting Highlights
The following items were approved at the Ordinary Council meeting:
All Council Agendas and minutes can be found at http://www.katanning.wa.gov.au/documents/
- Development Approval for Lot 123 (78) Katanning-Dumbleyung Road, Pinwernying for the purpose of Addition to Dwelling, oversize Outbuilding, Rainwater Tanks and Swimming Pool subject to conditions.
- Adopted the proposed Fees & Charges for 2019/20 as detailed in Schedule of Fees & Charges 2019/20 to be effective from 1 August 2019.
- Endorsed the 2019-2020 Shire of Katanning Fire Management Requirement Brochure as presented.
- Endorse the appointment of authorised Fire Control Officers.