Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Indi Weekly Scoop - January 29, 2016

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Historic Indi Community Summit Report now available

The community vision for Indi was unveiled this week at the launch of the Indi Community Summit Report – Delivering Our Vision. In a first for Indi, people from the electorate came together on 24 October 2015 to talk about what communities need to reach their potential. The report is an historic document, outlining actions to make Indi a caring, prosperous electorate alive with opportunities for all. About 90 people gathered to hear guest speakers share their experiences from the Summit. Hothouse’s Tahni Froudist explained how the arts group formed at the Summit was acting on issues canvassed at the event to create a more collaborative approach to grow the sector. Mount Beauty Secondary College students Marvin Smith and Tallon Smith told the audience their participation had given them a voice in a constructive and inclusive environment. The Indi Community Report can be downloaded from the website. Full Indi Summit reports also online.

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Indi Weekly Scoop, January 22, 2016

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Indi mobile phone black spot nominations

A list of 42 mobile phone black spots has been submitted to Government. Under Round Two of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, Cathy was invited by the Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, to submit three new priority locations for Indi. She worked with the Indi Telecommunications Action Group (ITAG), with representatives from each council, to nominate the following locations based on people’s safety in emergencies and community support: King Valley, including Cheshunt South and Rose River, Kevington in the Mansfield Shire and the Tallangatta and Mitta valleys. Kancoona will be carried over from Round One. Cathy will continue to advocate for improved mobile phone coverage for all communities.

22 Jan 16|Read More »

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