The Indi Weekly Scoop 10 November 2017
Posted November 10, 2017
Cathy celebrated the opening of the Stanley rotunda remembering the names of local people who served in World War I – image courtesy of North East Media
INDI IN THE NEWS
Saturday 11 November is Remembrance Day, a time to call to mind the values of service, duty and community. Read Cathy’s Remembrance Day message here
Details to be released on $100m NE rail upgrade
There’s good news for North East travellers and communities with the government’s announcement that it will release details of the $100 million upgrade of the North East rail line by the end of 2017. Media release
Come and celebrate Moyhu mobile phone tower 13 November
Residents of Moyhu and surrounds are enjoying better mobile phone reception from the new mobile tower. This is one of 38 to be funded across Indi as part of the Mobile Black Spot Programme. Come along and celebrate at 4.30pm, Monday 13 November, at the Moyhu Recreation Reserve.
Celebrate Jamieson, Bonnie Doon and Wangaratta community projects
All are welcome to the launch of Stronger Communities Programme (Round 2) projects:
- Stroll Down Memory Lane project 10am, Church St Bonnie Doon, 15 November
- Jamieson Memorial Hall upgrade 11.45am, Perkins St Jamieson, 15 November
- Wangaratta Skate Park, 11.30am, HP Barr Reserve Wangaratta, 18 November
How to choose an NBN provider – BIRRR has advice
BIRRR (Better Internet for Rural Regional and Remote Australia) has released an easy-to-use guide on how to choose an NBN provider. Cathy will meet with NBN Co and local councils on 15 November to discuss the roll out in North East Victoria.
- Problem with your NBN connection? Call your service provider first. The NBN enquiries and complaints line is 1800 687626
- Cathy’s work on the NBN
Wodonga focus on family violence action in November
City of Wodonga has a 16 day campaign against domestic violence beginning 25 November 2017, and Step Out Against Violence Albury Wodonga are conducting a community march on 25 November.
Regional Storyteller Scholarship for regional Australians with a disability
The ABC has also announced a Regional Storyteller Scholarship worth more than $20,000 for regional Australians with disability, who are interested in enhancing their storytelling skills and experience.
Climate Change Innovation Grants
The Victorian Government is inviting applications for grants to support Victorian organisations to be local leaders in the development of innovative solutions to climate change challenges. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Price on 03 5226 4817 for further information
Australian Financial Complaints Authority consultation
Have a say on the government’s Consultation Paper on the terms of reference, governance and funding arrangements for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), the new resolution body for all financial disputes. Consultation closes 20 November.
COMING EVENTS – come and say hello!
- Marysville: Remembrance Day, Cathy to attend 10.45am service at the Cenotaph, 11 Nov
- Benalla: Opening of the Benalla Rural City Council Senior Citizens Community Centre Renovation, 3pm, Fawckner Drive Benalla, 13 Nov
- Moyhu: Moyhu mobile phone tower celebration, 4.30pm, Moyhu Recreation Reserve, 13 Nov
- Wangaratta: NBN discussing North East rollout with Cathy and local councils, 1.30pm; Cathy facilitating a round table between renewable energy groups, ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency), Sustainability Victoria and local government, 3.30pm; both 14 Nov
- Bonnie Doon and Jamieson: Stronger Community Program project launches – 10am Bonnie Doon, 11.45am Jamieson, 15 Nov
- Mansfield: 44 Mansfield Primary School students tackling “School to Summit”, Merrijig, 2.15pm 15 Nov
- Benalla: Benalla Collective at the Commercial Hotel, Benalla, 6pm 15 Nov
- Wodonga: New Wodonga Men’s Shed visit, 2.45pm, Jamieson Court Wodonga, 17 Nov
- Wangaratta: Wangaratta Skate Park, a Stronger Community Program project launch, 11.30am HP Barr Reserve, 18 Nov