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Indi Weekly Scoop, August 6, 2015

Posted August 06, 2015



  • Make your voice heard on Indi transport
  • Prime Minister opening Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience
  • Inspiring young speakers at Kitchen Table Conversations Report launch
  • Goulburn catchment farmers – have your say
  • Parliament resumes – spring is in the air
  • Get your Indi nominations in!
  • Friday Night Conversation – talking small business

Regional Network Development Workshops

Indi, speak up and make your voice heard on what’s needed to improve the train service and transport. Cathy is urging people to tell their neighbours, friends and work colleagues to attend Regional Network Development Plan workshops in Indi next week. This is an important Plan that will outline the North East’s transport needs. The workshops will be held in Benalla, Wangaratta and Wodonga. Registrations can be made at the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website. Feedback is being accepted until September 11. An online survey can be filled out and comments made on a discussion forum. You can also call the PTV call centre on 1800 800 007.

  • Benalla – Monday, August 10 - 5-7pm - Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre
  • Wangaratta – Tuesday, August 11 - 5-7pm - Wangaratta Turf Club
  • Wodonga – Wednesday, August 12 - 6-8pm - Wodonga TAFEspace, Strategic Planning Room

Prime Minister opening Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience

In a major coup for the North East, Wodonga has been chosen as the opening venue of the Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience (SACE). SACE will open on Friday, September 4 and run until September 10 at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre. Please visit the SACE website to register your interest.

Indi Funding News 

Benalla RSL Sub-Branch has received $6250 for excursions. This funding was provided through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran and Community Grants program.

Inspiring young speakers at KTC Report launch

Latrobe University student ambassador Jacqui Hawkins, Mansfield Secondary College captains Tim Hume and Ruby Lieber, Benalla farmer Mark Foletta, Wangaratta youth councillor Corinne Antonoff (pictured) and Killer Pig productions duo, brothers Jake and Sam Bowtell wowed the KTC audience with their ‘Visions for Indi’. These speakers inspired more than 150 people at the KTC Report launch last Sunday. The Report outlines the major issues and leads into the Indi Summit on October 24. This summit will be the forum to guide Cathy’s policy commitments for the next election. To read the KTC feedback from more than 600 people think about Indi, find a copy of the report online

Goulburn catchment farmers, have your say on Constraints Management Strategy

Communities in the Goulburn Broken Catchment are urged to make their voice heard about the opportunities and effects of the Constraints Management Strategy as part of the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). Cathy has held discussions with Senator John Madigan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment, Bob Baldwin, and MDBA chair Neil Andrew about the potential impacts for Indi. Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority will work with local landholders to understand the impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan to deliver environmental water to the floodplains. Cathy is encouraging landholders to raise their concerns with the Goulburn Broken CMA and work together to get positive outcomes for farmers and businesses.  

Details: Goulburn Broken CMA on (03) 5822 7700 or visit www.gbcma.vic.gov.au for more information on the Goulburn Constraints Management Strategy.

Goulburn Broken CMA DropIn Sessions 

  • Molesworth Hall - Wednesday 19 August , 12‐4pm and 5‐7pm
  • Murrindindi Shire Council Chambers, Perkins Street, Alexandra Friday 21 August, 12‐4pm
  • Yea RSL Hall, Snodgrass Street - Saturday 22 August, 11am‐3pm

Parliament resumes – spring is in the air

Cathy returns to Parliament next week with a spring in her step for the 2015 spring session. The focus will be the KTC outcomes, health, agriculture, young people and employment. Cathy will welcome the Towong Shire Council delegation to Canberra on Wednesday. The representatives will be meeting Government to lobby for Stronger Regions funding. Bright P12 and Wahgunyah Primary School students will be touring Parliament House and having a Q&A with Cathy.  

Get your Indi nominations in!

There are many women in Indi playing important roles. You can make a nomination to the 2015 Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award or the 2015 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Friday Night Conversation – talking small business

Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) is Cathy’s next guest conversationalist. Peter will talk on issues and policy relevant to small business and will be open to a good conversation with attendees! You can read more about Peter at the COSBOA website

Date:               Friday, August 28
Time:               5.30-7pm
Venue:            Auditorium, 1st Floor, Albury Wodonga Community College, 63 High Street

Cathy’s diary

  • Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lupos Kiln Café, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford, Thursday, August 5, 6.30pm
  • Master Builders Breakfast, Commercial Club Albury, Friday, August 6, 6.45am
  • Rural Australians For Refugees guest speaker Gillian Triggs, Uniting Church Hall, Highett Street, Mansfield, August 6, 7pm
  • Back to Canberra, Sunday, August 9

Save the date

  • Indi Summit, Saturday, October 24  

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