Kaniva & District Progress Association

Kaniva & District Progress Association meet once every two months at LINK Neighbourhood house on the third Thursday afternoon 2pm.

We undertake a variety of community partnership projects and work to promote all community events, services, businesses and volunteer oportunities.

Our current project is the redevelopment of the Fauna and Wetlands Park in conjunction with Lions, Landcare and West Wimmera Shire Council. We currently have earmarked $5,000 of funds towards this with a proposed range of promotional items to help further fundraise.

More info can be  found here.

We have several projects that we currently need assistance with:

  • Writing text for local interest spots, developing visitor information pamphlets & promotional items
  • Creating information panels for 10 local beauty spots
  • Developing partnerships and and building up local beauty spots such as walking tracks, seating, shelters, creative children's play spaces etc.
  • Producing the 'What's On' community newsletter
  • Assisting with maintaining this website
  • Town decorating team, vacant shop displays & developing Street Art ideas
  • If you would like to help with any of the above, we'd love to hear from you.

We are 100% volunteer run and rely on membership subs which are just $20 per year along with a donation from the West Wimmera Shire of $2,500. We also appreciate any support people can offer us financially to assist with projects in line with our goals.

KDPA statement of pupose:

  • Facilitating community consultation and local representation, for the promotion and development of Kaniva & District.
  • Encourage a feeling of civic pride amongst residents and organisations
  • Assisting the West Wimmera Shire Council in the development of policies, resources & facilities

Kaniva & District Progress Association was first started in 1911, it was responsible for many initatives including getting the post office and the memorial swimming pool. It has since undergone many name changes but has been operating in its present format since 1999.

For more information contact Lyn Powell 5392 2820