Community Assistance Grants Scheme 2011/2012: Now Open!


Is your community group looking for financial assistance for an upcoming project?

The City of Mandurah invites local community groups to apply for grants through the Community Association Fund, Round 1: 2011/2012.
Community Association Fund; Round 1
Funding is available for projects that:
• Increase community participation and involvement within City of Mandurah boundaries
• Develop the skills of community associations and volunteer based organisations

The Community Association Funds are contributions to assist incorporated, not-for-profit community groups to deliver projects.

This round there is a total pool of $20,000 available to local groups, with two grant streams:

(a) One-off funding for community projects or events (Grants up to $1000): Associations applying for this grant can only receive funding once per financial year and only for different or new projects.

(b) Recurrent funding – Co-contribution grants (Grants up to $500): Associations are required to fund 50% of the project’s cash contribution. This grant suits associations that provide the same community event or project every year.

CAF applications must be received before 4:30pm on Friday, 23 September 2011


Partnership Fund

The key aims of the Partnership Fund (Grants over $1000) are to:

1.  Increase community access to essential programs and services through the development of partnerships between the City and non-profit community organisations.

2.  Provide assistance to non-profit community associations with the capacity to assess community need to develop essential community services or programs, which are consistent with The City of Mandurah’s strategic objectives and programs but not directly operated by the City.

There is currently a total of $34,000 allocated for the 2011/12 financial year. The Partnership Fund can provide recurrent funding for up to three years with supporting documentation such as a Strategic and/or Business Plans.

A meeting with one of the City’s Community Development Officers is a pre-requisite before applying for this funding.

Partnership Fund applications must be received before 4.30pm on Friday 14 October, 2011.

To book a meeting or to obtain an information package and forms now, contact a Community Development Officer, on 9550 3850 or or online at


Important dates for the Community Assistance Grants Scheme for 2011


Funding Type    Date Open Date Close
 Community Association Fund

Round 1: 2011/12

1 August, 2011 4.30pm Friday 23 September, 2011
 Partnership Fund 2011 1 August, 2011 4.30pm Friday 14 October, 2011


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Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

Thanks to Monty

Many of you know Monty and are aware of the huge contribution she made after the fires in January. In fact, so many people appreciated her dedication and support that over 30 people signed a letter of commendation to her boss, the Commissioner of Police.
The Commissioner has now acknowledged that letter and copies of both letters are posted below.
Once again Monty – a huge thank you from all of us.
Letter to Commissioner
Reply from Commissioner




AUGUST 2011 Towards Zero

Road Safety Network

Skippers Program Launched
Venues in the Pilbara are now able to offer punters a chance to take being responsible seriously.

The launch of the Skippers Program by the Pilbara Industry Road Safety Alliance and Roadwise is endorsed by the Road Safety Council.

Click here to read the full story

  40 Year Seatbelt Anniversary
Seatbelts have been saving the lives of West Australian’s for 40 years.

The anniversary was marked among the wrecked and ruined cars at Pickles Auction House.

Mother of four, Emma Gillett and National Road Safety Ambassador, David Wirrpanda shared their stories.

Click here to read the full story

Message from
the Chair
Welcome to the August edition of the Network Newsletter.

This month is very much based around a regional theme.  The Road Safety Council made a very worthwhile visit to the Pilbara region, the Advocacy Forum revealed some interesting results in Karratha and the Regional Cinemas, featuring the Belt Up message have come to an end.

All of these initiatives are an important launch pad for for the education of the community of the Towards Zero strategy.

You can also read about the awards won lately and the all important marking of 40 years of seatbelt legislation in WA.

Contained within my column this month is an update on the RTTA bill progress and what this means for the further commitment to the Towards Zero strategy and it’s progress post 100 per cent RTTA funding.

Professor D’Arcy Holman,
Independent Chair of the Road Safety Council

Click here to read the full column covering:

Progress of the RTTA Bill

The Council’s plans for the future of the RTTA

Road Safety Council Regional Visit
The fast growing mining town of Karratha, 1,535 kilometres north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway, was host to the June Road Safety Regional Council meeting.

Established in the 1960s and taking its name from the local Indigenous word meaning ‘good country’, it is the youngest and fastest growing town in the Pilbara.

As part of the visit, councillors travelled to Dampier 20 kilometres west of Karratha, and Roebourne, 40 kilometres to the east.

In the 10 years from 2001, 824 people were killed or seriously injured in the Pilbara region.

“Overall, regional WA is grossly over-represented in the death and serious injury road statistics giving it the worst road safety records in the country,” Professor D’Arcy Holman said.

“In 2009, 116 people were killed on regional roads compared with 77 in the metropolitan area – despite only a quarter living in regional areas.”

The Council held meetings with local stakeholders to discuss issues such as seat belts, drink driving and speed as well as the road design and safe system principles.

Click here to read the full story

Community Safety Month

Partnership Update

Perth Royal Show

Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (November)

–  Enjoy the Ride has won Best Branded Content at the IAB awards in Sydney

–  Deaths and serious injuries cost the state on average $3 billion per year

–  The Department of Transport’s Ride Safe is now available.  This is a ‘how to’ for motorcycle and scooter riders

–  Community Safety Month is coming up in October

–  You can now register for the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference

Click on the topics to read the full article

–  Belt Up Regional Cinemas Comes to Spectacular End

–  Caxton Award for Driver Distraction Advertisement

–  The ISO standard for Road Safety Management

–  NAIDOC Day Stall

–  Karratha Advocacy Forum Results

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Learn more about your RSC members

·         This month we meet Dr Andy Robertson

Office of Road Safety, Level 10, 40 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000  Unsubscribe



Hi Everyone

Just been told about an attempted breakdown into a shed in Herron. The attempt looks like it was done overnight. They broke the padlock on the shed and drilled all the rivets out of one panel of the shed.  Police have been notified.

Keep an eye out.