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Community Grant 2023/2024

Thank you to all the community groups who submitted applications. A resolution from Council has been made at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on the 17th of May 2023 to confirm funding allocation in the 2023/2024 financial year.

The Council resolved to SUPPORT the funding of the 9 (nine) applications which amounts to a total of $40,080.75 subject to the adoption of the Shire’s 2023/2024 Budget either at the 19th July 2023 or 16th August 2023 Ordinary Meeting of Council, with details:

  • Kondinin Artist Group Inc - Dark Room Workshop & Dark Room Equipment = $4,410.00
  • Whispering Gums Retirement Village - Toilets for Visitors to Whispering Gums = $7,500.00
  • Hyden CWA - New Floor Covering CWA Kitchen area = $4,493.50
  • Kondinin Kreative - JW West Place Revitalisation Project: Planter Box, Signage to create an 'I-Spy game' with the New mural = $3,094.00
  • Hyden Tennis Club - Hot Shot Courts Fencing = $7,500.00
  • Karlgarin Country Club - Enclosing Children's Playground - Fencing = $4,202.00
  • Kondinin Burnout Challenge - 2000 Trees & Chain Mesh Gates = $2,565.00
  • Hyden Golf Club - Square EFTPOS & Laptop for Treasurer = $1,721.00
  • Hyden Lions Club - Additional Croquet Gear = $4,595.00

Community News

The Hyden Aquatic Centre hosted a sausage sizzle and games on Australia Day. More than 60 people attended the event throughout the day, including locals and tourists.

The Shire held 'Thank a Volunteer' afternoons at the Aquatic Centre on 2nd February and at the Hyden Rec Centre on the 16th February.

In Kondinin, the intense heat forced a last-minute change of venue, allowing the kids to enjoy the activities by the comfort of the pool! Thank you to the Kondinin CRC for hosting the activities.

Award Recipients included various members of the Kondinin, Hyden and Karlgarin Bush Fire Brigade and the Hyden and Kondinin St John Depots who received long-service medals. Paul Ardagh and Danika Butler received special recognition for their services to St John, Roger Northey received a VERA Award and Kenneth Graham received a National Medal of Service from DFES. Other recipients included Jenny Hardy, Trish Barrett and Jenny Browning who were all nominated by members of the community for their voluntary service to various community groups.

Well done to everyone who was nominated to receive an award! We appreciate the hard work of all the dedicated volunteers in our community.

The new St John Kondinin Depot building had it's official opening on Friday 9th February. It was great to see the opening of this fantastic facility supported by so many people in the community.

Everyone enjoyed some delicious food and refreshments while taking a tour of the space The new building is very impressive and is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved.

Congratulations to the St John team!


Through funding from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and as a recipient of the State Government’s Community Water Supplies Partnership Program, the Shire of Kondinin have been able to increase the storage and access to community water supplies in Karlgarin and Hyden. This has comprised a new 275KL tank and swipe card controller at the former cricket oval on McCann’s Rock Road, Karlgarin to supplement the existing swipe card controller at the end of McCann’s Rock Road; a new 275KL tank adjacent to the tap outlet at Karlgarin C site (Want Road, Karlgarin) to supplement the existing concrete 782KL tank at the site; a new 275KL storage tank and associated generator set and pump at Karlgarin Dam to increase storage and access to water from this site; and a generator set and pump at the dam to the south of the bulkheads within the Hyden CBH site and a solar pump to replace the old diesel pump at the smaller holding dam at the Hyden CBH site, to improve the efficiency in the capture and storage of water to reticulate the Hyden Sporting Precinct.

Please note for McCann’s Rock Tank you will need a swipe card to access water from the new controller. This is the same swipe card that is issued for all other community water supply sites in the Shire of Kondinin.

Should you require a swipe card to access water from any of the Shire’s Community Water Supply sites please contact the Shire offices in Kondinin or Hyden or download the form from the following link to the Shire’s website https://www.kondinin.wa.gov.au/documents/standpipes