Shire of Goomalling

Community Development

The Goomalling community has a rich history of working together to give Goomalling a great range of facilities, activities and events. This website lists many of the sporting, cultural, recreation, education and health groups and services currently available here. Andrea Hardingham together with Tahnee Bird, the Shire of Goomalling's Community Development Officers, support the local community in continuing to make Goomalling a great place to live and work. CDOs' roles cover art and culture, employment, health, sport and recreation, youth, business and sustainability and some of their duties include:

  • accessing competitive funding for infrastructure and programs
  • organising community events
  • enhancing community facilities
  • asking residents what they want and what the Shire can try to improve for them
  • letting our community know about opportunities (including grants, events and training)
  • increasing community participation
  • increasing our community’s skills, knowledge and opportunities
  • providing referrals to other organisations
  • engaging local leaders and communities
  • forming and strengthening partnerships between agencies


Over a year a lot goes on in Goomalling thanks to our CDO. If you want to know what's happening, or get involved in making things happen, make friends with Andrea and Tahnee, let us know how to keep you in the loop, keep an eye on this website and the Endeavour newspaper.

Andrea Hardingham & Tahnee Bird
Community Development Officers, 9629 1101, 0400 495 173.


Got a great idea and need some money to help make it happen? Perhaps a grant could help. Try the websites and specific opportunities below, and if your idea has a benefit for the Goomalling community, contact the Community Development Officer at the Shire of Goomalling on 9629 1101 or

Grant websites and contacts

Examples of grants available

Title Funded by Description Application period
Grants for Women Dept of Local Govt and Communities Funding of up to $5,000 is available for community organisations to develop projects that encourage women's economic independence and/or encourage women’s leadership. now closed
Youth Activities Grant Dept of Local Govt and Communities ​Grants of up to $5,000 are available for community organisations and local governments to develop projects that encourage young people (aged between 12 and 25 years) to get involved in innovative and challenging community projects and activities.  ongoing
Big Ideas Grants LotteryWest Big ideas grants can help organisations transform our communities and benefit future generations. They can be the catalyst for important change, create enduring community assets and support large scale projects. Any time
Community Events Grants LotteryWest Community events grants can help communities stage festivals, fairs, awareness days and other occasions to celebrate and share who they are and what they value. Any time
ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Grants to help rural communities tackle the issues concerning young people across rural, regional and remote Australia. Closes 1 June 2016