President’s Monthly Musing

Published on Friday, 30 September 2022 at 9:21:34 PM

Another month has rolled by, and what a fabulous month it has been for the Valley.

The Chapman Valley Show has been and gone, and was another great day out for the family in 2022. The Show is made possible by a small group of people who volunteer a significant amount of time and energy, including almost 9 months of planning and preparation. The Shire of Chapman Valley wish to acknowledge and thank the Show Committee for their hard work and dedication. Without you, this marquee community event would simply not happen. Thank you.


The Yuna CWA celebrated its 90th Anniversary, with many present and past members attending the afternoon tea. Several of the members were recognised for loyal service, and one for honourable service. These awards recognise the tenure of time committed to the Association, and the personal contributions made by individuals. Congratulations to those members who were presented with an award. The 'History in a Flash' was a hilarious highlight, with three of Shire’s very own Councillors acting in the skit. I love witnessing Councillors lighter sides. Enjoying these moments is important to achieving the balanced blend of serving on council with authenticity.


September also saw the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. In Her Majesty the Queen's honour, Council paid our respects by marking a minute’s silence at the September OCM and flying the flag at half mast. The longevity of the Queen’s rein is something to reflect upon. The tenacity, fortitude, leadership, and commitment shown by the Queen is remarkable. And the moments and changes in history she witnessed would have been life changing. Incredible to think really.


Rounding out September, the CEO and I have been busy advocating on  a variety of issues including;  to Main Roads and the Minister for Transport for maintenance and upgrades to sections of Chapman Valley Road, continued cyclone recovery projects with DFES, participating in the WALGA review of Local Emergency Management Act, introductions and listing of significant shire issues with the MidWest Development Commission and Midwest Regional Development Australia, and working with other local governments in the region on regionally significant projects and issues. Much of this work is ongoing and outcomes satisfactory to community expectations yet to be achieved.


Enjoy October! Best wishes to our farmers who are on the eve of another harvest, and to the younger segment of our community embarking on final exams, all the very best. As the song goes; from little things big things grow.

Cr. Kirrilee Warr
Shire of Chapman Valley President

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