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Indi Weekly Scoop - April 17, 2015

Posted April 17, 2015

 

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  • Out and about in Indi!
  • NBN rollout continues across Indi
  • KTC process underway
  • Sustainable food production on menu
  • Local girl’s ‘Global’ reward for ag essay
  • Have your say on animal matters
  • ANZAC Day commemorations

Cathy was out and about this week, visiting Merrijig and Jamieson, and the Kiewa Valley. In Jamieson and Merrijig she met with many locals and presented an Australian flag to Bella Cervi-Bolwell (pictured). Cathy visited Falls Creek Primary School for the first time and also presented the students with a flag. The school punches above its weight at Interschool Snowsports Championships and students proudly showed Cathy the trophies won at recent championships.

Cathy met with Green Army members to hear about progress being made on the Upper Kiewa River Restoration Project. The Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association is a strong group passionate about bettering their community in partnership with the Alpine Shire Council. About 60 people attended a community meeting and Cathy was pleased to see how positive the community is about finding solutions to the issues they face, including: 

  • NBN
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Public transport
  • fuel excise
  • metadata
  • ABC radio bushfire coverage
  • Anglicare funding cuts

NBN rollout continues across Indi

About 800 premises in Barnawartha, Bellbridge and Rennies Hill will be connected to the NBN within 12 months of fixed wireless tower construction. This is great news for householders and businesses in these areas. Visit the NBN Co website to check your address.

KTC process underway

Kitchen Table Conversation briefings are happening across Indi. Briefings are scheduled in Wodonga and Wangaratta on Saturday, April 18. Visit the website for details on how you can become involved.  

 

Local girl’s ‘Global’ reward for ag essay

Congratulations to local, Bridgette Byrne, for her successful application to the 2015 Global Youth Ag-Summit. Bridgette will attend the summit being held in Canberra in August. The summit focuses on sustainable agriculture and Bridgette’s essay outlined her ideas on how to improve agriculture. Cathy was pleased and proud to see a young person from Indi with a passion for agriculture take the initiative to enter and has been rewarded.

Sustainable food production on menu

Sustainable food production will be a key to Indi’s growth and prosperity. Building a Local Food Future forum is being held on May 1 in Wodonga and Cathy is a guest speaker. The forum is being facilitated by North East Regional Landcare Facilitators and Healthy Together Wodonga.  The forum includes speakers and workshops making it the ideal place to raise ideas and issues. Tickets are free but limited. Register here to attend this interesting forum by Monday, April 27.

Have your say on animal matters

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council is conducting a survey to find out how the treatment of animals can be improved. The survey is now available and is open until May 10. Cathy encourages everyone with a view to take part in the survey. Submissions are still open for the Senate inquiry into the red meat processing sector and can be made here until May 15.

ANZAC Day commemorations

Cathy is attending ANZAC Day Centenary commemorations next week.  

  • Friday, April 17 - Launch of ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Program, Beechworth
  • Thursday, April 23 – Myrtleford RSL unveiling AD Lowerson statue
  • Friday, April 24 - Unveiling of interpretive honour boards, Wangaratta High School
  • Saturday, April 25 – Wodonga Dawn Service, Kiewa/Tangambalanga morning service

Cathy’s diary

Goulburn and Acheron Valley visit

Monday, April 20

•         4.15pm Glenburn Hall, Glenburn

•         5.30pm Volunteer Information Session, Yea Council Chambers

•         6.30pm Kitchen Table Conversation briefing, Yea

Tuesday, April 21

•         12.55pm Grant Street, Alexandra           

•         2.20pm Main Street, Eildon       

•         3.45pm Taggerty Hall, Taggerty

•         5.10pm CFA Shed, Narbethong

•         6.25pm outside Vibe Hotel, Murchison Street, Marysville            

•         7.30pm Vibe Hotel Marysville official opening 

Thursday, April 23

  • Rosewhite District Information Evening, Happy Valley Hall – 6.30pm     

Friday, April 23

  • Friday Night Conversation, Albury Wodonga Community College, Albury Wodonga Health CEO Susan O’Neill, talking Health without Borders – 5.30pm 

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