Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Indi Weekly Scoop, June 26, 2015


  • Indi big winners in Mobile Black Spot Programme
  • Manufacturing messages from Indi business direct to Parliament
  • Improving rail on agenda with Deputy PM  
  • Emergency Relief Services delivery in spotlight
  • Wangaratta council lobbies Government on aquatic project
  • Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience – register now
  • Action in Parliament
  • Indi Ag news
  • Friday Night Conversation – asylum seeker policy
  • Kitchen Table Conversations – get in quick
  • Government seeking your views

Effective lobbying and a strategic approach have resulted in Indi being big winners in the Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBPS). Thirty new base stations will cover 199 of the 293 blackspots the Department Of Communications identified. Cathy praised the hard work of councils, the Indi Telecommunications Action Group and the many submissions made by community members to identify black spots. The MBSP will fund $6.64 million of the project. Cathy attended the  announcement in Parliament and was pleased to hear the Government is funding a second round of MBSP. There are still priority sites that need fixing in Indi. Cathy will continue to work with councils and the Government to get these addressed. The announcement followed Cathy asking Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, in Question Time on Wednesday for an update on the MBSP. A full list of the sites and locations can be found here.



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Indi Weekly Scoop, June 19, 2015


  • BIT report out today!
  • LGBTI – valued members of our communities
  • Indi farmers lobby Canberra pollies
  • Indi councils get ear with Government
  • Indi Arts groups, grasp opportunity to spruik regional 
  • Question Time – seeking answers for Indi aged care providers
  • Leading environmental project a sweet success
  • Indi Ag News
  • Friday Night Conversation – asylum seeker policy
  • Government seeking your views
  • Kitchen Table Conversations – get involved
  • Nominate Indi Aboriginal hero for Honour Roll

The 2015 Budget Impact Tour Report was launched in Wodonga today. This is the first of three major community consultation projects and leads into the Kitchen Table Conversation launch on August 2 and results of Get in Cathy’s Ear! postcard campaign. Cathy was thrilled with more than 350 residents providing feedback on the 2015-16 Budget. This provided the basis for the 2015 Budget Speech – Vision for Indi Cathy delivered in Parliament. Feedback focused on priority areas including:

  • Taxation
  • Small business measures
  • Social services and pension
  • Health
  • Employment – regional development
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