Local, Independant and Effective

Indi Summit Program

Thanks to everyone who attended on the day, you can register your to receive a copy of the report here

The Pre-Summit Discussion Papers are now available here!


The purpose of the Indi Summit is to set a blueprint for the future of Indi, and provide a real opportunity for the people of Indi to take direct collaborative action to achieve that future.

The Summit will result in clear actions, working groups to take on those actions, and better collaboration right across Indi on the things that matter most to us.

The major outcome of the Summit will be the Indi Community Strategic Report. This report will outline actions needed by Federal, State and Local Governments, business and community groups needed to deliver for the short, medium and long term future of Indi. This report will be tabled in Parliament in November. 

The Summit will focus on the following key themes:

• Economic Prosperity: may include Sustainability / Competitiveness and positioning for regions / Growing Small Businesses / Transportation

• Quality Access to Essential Community Services:  may include Education / Health / Communications / Local Transport / Child Care & Early Years

• Sustainable Environments:  may include Adapting to Climate Change / Healthy Rivers and Water / Relationships & Community Engagement

• Confident and Vibrant Communitiesmay include Building Vibrant Communities, Leadership / Arts / Future of Small Towns / Local Government & Regulatory Bodies

A Big Ideas Session will be facilitated by Di Thomas, former editor of the Border Mail. Speakers will include Matt Pfahlert talking about Youth Entrepreneurship, Emma Jones on the Cultural Economy and Sam Miller on Youth action for the Environment.

The talented artistic community in Benalla is getting behind the event. Local band Garden Nun and popular musician Jane Sea will be performing on the day, and artist Cornelia Selover will create her impression of the Summit.


Morning tea will be provided.The Rotary Club of Benalla will cater for lunch. Sandwiches, rolls and sausages will be available for purchase.


8:30am          Arrival & Registration

9:00am          Welcome and program commences

10:00am        Morning Tea

10:30am        Workshops

12:00pm        Lunch

1:00pm          Workshops

2:30pm          Big Idea Panel Discussion

3:30pm          Workshop Summaries

4:00pm          Close

What To Bring

In consideration of the environment, please bring your own pen, paper and coffee mug.

Have you considered inviting a young person from your community to attend with you? You are encouraged to carpool with your family, friends and colleagues to the Summit.

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