The Shire of Chapman Valley is a Local Government Area located in the Mid West region of Western Australia, approximately thirty minutes northeast of Geraldton and about 440 kilometres (273 mi) north of Perth. The Shire covers an area of approximately 4,007 square kilometres. Our economy is reliant on a range of agricultural pursuits including intensive farming, grain production and wool growing.
Established as the Upper Chapman Road Board in 1901, it was not until 1960 (as a result of the Local Government Act ) that the Board became known as the Shire of Chapman Valley.Over the past years the Shire of Chapman Valley has developed townscape plans for Nanson and Yuna in order to improve social, environmental and economic benefits to our communities.
Improvements to our communities has included the development of sporting and recreation venues, such as a public oval and playground at Yuna, and the Nanson playground. The upgrade of Coronation Beach has also be an award winning success, enabling the successful integration of recreation users and environmental protection. Developments such as these have become popular with our local communities and visitors alike and we are consistently working towards continued improvements within our Shire to meet the unique needs of our Rural communities.
The Council consists of eight elected members who bring with them knowledge from each section of our rural community, from Parkfalls near the coast to ‘God’s Own Country’ outback, Yuna. Parkfalls, located in the south west corner of the Shire, is the fastest growing area within the Shire, offering people the opportunity to live a semi rural lifestyle close to the ocean and city facilities.
The Shire of Chapman Valley employs 26 staff members. This is made up of 13 Administration, who maintain the day-to-day operations of the Shire and provide advice to our elected members and 13 external work and maintenance crew plus a caretaker at Coronation Beach.
The Council’s decisions are carried out by the Shire’s administration and outside work team, led by our Chief Executive Officer Mr Stuart Billingham.
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