Old Road Board Restoration and 100 year Celebration
The "Capturing - Connecting - Celebrating" Project commerated 100 years since the first headquarters for Local Government in the Chapman Valley district, officially opened in 1913. The State Heritage listed building is now affectionately known as the "Old Roads Board Building".
Through Lotterywest and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, funding provided restoration work and new display material to be printed, the production of a DVD, purchase of a television, DVD player, new blinds and a cabinet to display very early rate books.120 people attended the event with ABC broadcasting live, local businesses selling produce, both Primary Schools providing entertainment, a mock Council meeting, bush poetry as well as the Vintage Car Club.
The Nanson Action Group, with the support of the Shire, successfully gained Lotterywest funding to
place shade over the town’s small playground and built a basketball key way to help keep kids be safe from the sun and entertained.
Yuna Community Centre
The Yuna Community Centre project had been more than 5 years in the making and was finally opened September 2015.
The new rammed earth building replaces existing community buildings to incorporate Tennis, Playgroup, child health nurse, Yuna Farm Improvement Group, Creating A Better Yuna and many other activities and training events.
The project was funded by the Shire of Chapman Valley, Yuna Farm Improvement Group, Midwest Development Commission, Department of Sport and Recreation and Lotterywest.
Yuna Townscape Project
The Yuna Townscape redevelopment is a significant accomplishment by the people of Yuna working together with the Shire to fulfil a community vision.
Yuna now features a children’s playground [including shade], public art display, gazebo, and there are plans for walkways and more public art to help depict the history and tradition of Yuna.
Barb the builder – Home maintenance course
Through funding support from the Dry Seasons assistance (Department of Agriculture and Food WA) the Shire was able to develop a home maintenance course, “Barb The Builder” which had an overwhelming response from local women. The popularity of the program went far beyond the Shire’s expectations, and the skills all women learnt will be extremely valuable. There have been many requests to run another similar course as many women missed out.
The “Barb The Builder” Home Maintenance Course was a one day course where an experienced maintenance officer covered safety issues as well as hands on practice. Each participant took home a toolbox with all the necessary tools to carry out home maintenance tasks.
This kind of course provides these women with life long skills which will greatly assist them throughout and beyond drought, by helping women gain the confidence to stay on the farm and carry out tasks in a safe environment.
The grassing of an area in Yuna was flagged in the Yuna Townscape Plan, designed and written by Creating a Better Yuna and the Shire of Chapman Valley. Within in this plan there was a small area identified for grassing on the existing Yuna Oval site.
The project evolved further through the Yuna Primary School P&C, who identified an increase and future increase in student numbers at the school. This group flagged the need for a grassed area for the students to recreate and learn. Through the support of various funding sources and the Shire, the Yuna community succeeded in gaining a new lawn area.
Local litter prevention strategy - Protect our environment. Think before you litter
The Shire of Chapman Valley, with funding support from Keep Australia Beautiful, has developed a local litter campaign that aims to promote positive waste control behaviours.
Throughout this website we have incorporated litter messages which we hope will gain the attention of our web users and remain with them when they/you think of our Shire and our natural environment. Our key message is “Protect our natural environment. Think before you litter.” As this message highlights our aim is to protect our natural environment from the effects of litter and to make people aware that there are penalties for littering.
As part of this project the Shire will be installing bins and signage at the following locations: at Fig Tree Crossing, proposed tourist information bays [Nanson, Yuna and Coronation Beach], at the new ocean lookout at Coronation Beach, and within sport and recreation areas within Yuna, and Nanson.
These bins and accompanying signs will contain localised images and messages developed through community workshops. By working with an artist local participants will create various designs based upon local environments i.e the effects of litter on our waterways, to our native wildlife and landscapes.
The Shire will also use the local designs to promote positive waste management through local news updates within the Valley Vibes, e-news and the internet.