Council

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEWS

The role of the Community Development at the Shire of Kondinin is to implement programs and initiatives that seek to strengthen, support and empower our community.

This is achieved working with key stakeholders to build up and encourage the active participation of community groups, clubs and individuals in the planning, development and implementation of community programs.

The Community Development Officer welcomes the opportunity to partner with others in building the capacity of the community and operate in a range of areas including:

  • Sport and Recreation
  • Seniors
  • Families and Children
  • Arts and Culture
  • Tourism
  • Disability Support and Access
  • Community Services
  • Young People

A key role in the delivery of various programs is the access to grants and funding opportunities. The Community Development Officer welcomes the opportunity to partner with community groups, organizations, and clubs to access funding and is available to assist with grant applications where required.

Some of the key programs and roles of the Community Development Officer is as follows:

  • Kidsport Administrator
  • Community Garden Facilitator
  • Weekly Echo Publication
  • Grant Applications
  • Roe Tourism Representative
  • School Holiday Programs
  • Nyoongar Sports Day
  • Tourism Promotion
  • Event Coordinator
  • Anzac Day Ceremony
  • Thank a Volunteer Awards  

More Information

Community Development Officer – Tory Young

mpd@kondinin.wa.gov.au or 9889 1006

Creating Aged Friendly Communities

Earlier in the year the Shire was fortunate to receive funding from the Wheatbelt Development Commission’s ‘Creating Aged Friendly Grant’ which we were able to use to construct a new footpath connecting West Court Retirement Village to Kondinin Hospital, Medical Centre and Yeerakine Lodge. A new pathway has also been constructed extending from West Court Retirement Village to Graham Street and one is currently being completed to extend from Graham Street to the Country Club. We were also able to purchase a few extra outdoor seats for our public places.

KidSport

The Shire of Kondinin has been successful in receiving funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation to administer the KidSport program.

KidSport makes it possible for eligible children to join a not-for-profit sport or recreation club, by contributing up to $200 towards paying club registration and other agreed fees.

To be eligible children must;

  • Live within the Shire of Kondinin
  • Be aged 5 – 18 years
  • Have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card

If you do not have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card, but suffer from financial difficulty you may visit a KidSport referral agent to determine if you are eligible to receive funding.

Applicants can apply for KidSport funding to pay fees for a number of registered clubs. Funding is only available to cover fees of clubs that are registered for KidSport with The Shire of Kondinin. The list of registered clubs is continually growing, if the club you would like to join is not currently registered, please contact our Community Development Officer on 9889 1006 or cdo@kondinin.wa.gov.au to discuss if it is eligible to become a registered club.

It is preferred that children applying for KidSport funding register with clubs within the Shire of Kondinin, but it is not essential.

How to apply

  • Ensure you meet ALL the eligibility criteria
  • Complete KidSport Application Voucher, which can be obtained below or by visiting the Shire of Kondinin during normal office hours
  • Parent/Guardian must complete all sections of the Application Voucher
  • Attend the Shire of Kondinin Office Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm to have the voucher validated. Ensure you bring your health care card/pension concession card/referral form and photo ID confirming your residential address is within the Shire of Kondinin

Alternatively you can post your completed voucher, along with a copy of your health care card/pension concession card/referral form and photo ID to:

ATT: Tory Young - Manager of Planning & Development
Shire of Kondinin
PO Box 7
KONDININ WA 6367

Once your postal application has been processed it will be returned to you via post.

Validated application vouchers must then be presented to selected clubs to complete the registration process.

For more information please contact us.

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