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The Indi Weekly Scoop 22 September 2017

Posted September 22, 2017



Congratulations to Mansfield! Theirs is the only regional skate park to be selected for the ‘King of Street’ skateboarding competition as it travels around Australia. Well done to the Mansfield Freeza Team - ADEPT 2017.

Welcome to the school holidays! The extended snow season is producing some spectacular views from across the electorate. Stay safe on the roads while you take it all in.

Well done to all Indi’s football and netball teams, coaches, support people and fans for a great season. Good luck to Wangaratta in the Ovens and Murray netball and football grand finals!


Regional development inquiry – join the conversation.

Cathy’s question after the first public hearing of the inquiry into regional development and decentralisation on Monday 18 September: what has government done well to develop a regional workforce? What can it do better? A public hearing will be held in Wodonga on 12 October. More here

Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous health in Indi 25-26 September

The Hon Minister Ken Wyatt will hear about some of the exciting projects around indigenous health and place-based aged care during a visit to Indi next week. On show will be the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, the Dirrawarra Indigenous Network; St Catherine’s Hostel Wangaratta for a discussion on Nurse Practitioners and decision-making in Dementia; and La Trobe University for workforce development for aged care. Follow the Minister’s visit on Cathy’s Facebook and Twitter.


Councils want big picture for local communities on government agenda

Grants are just part of the role federal government can play in supporting local communities. Cathy held one of her regular meetings with mayors and CEOs from across Indi this week to discuss progress on infrastructure, communications and the big picture of regional development. Councils have made a number of submissions to the regional development inquiry

Regent honeyeater project gets funding

Congratulations to groups in Benalla/Lurg and Chiltern working hard to protect the regent honeyeater. They have received a new grant of around $80,000 for satellite tracking, habitat restoration and elimination of the Noisy Miner, a key competitor to the regent honeyeater. 

Firefoxes host fire season conversation Friday 22 Sep

Come and say hello to Cathy at the annual Firefoxes’ conversation with the local Emergency Services around the upcoming fire season, 6pm at the Kinglake Pub. Firefoxes Australia formed after the 2009 bushfires to support women and build resilience - a great example of people acting together for local solutions.


Community group to decide on Armistice grant

The Indi ANZAC committee will be brought back together to consult on the best way to use $50,000 received from the Commonwealth to commemorate Armistice Day. The committee met previously to make recommendations on the ANZAC Centenary grants, resulting in 22 projects across Indi. Watch this space.

Local Paper gets digital edition

Congratulations to Ash Long and the team on the Local Paper’s new website in Murrindindi: www.Dindi.com.au

Rural City of Wangaratta small business waste survey

RCOW is conducting a small business waste survey. Participate here

Rural Women award open

Applications for 2018 AgriFuturesAU Rural Women's Award are open. Information here.


  • Friday 22 September: Firefoxes Emergency Services update, 6pm, Kinglake Pub
  • Saturday 23 September: Ovens and Murray grand final, Lavington
  • Monday 25, Tuesday 26 September: Minister Ken Wyatt visiting Wangaratta and Wodonga
  • Tuesday 26 September: Rural Women Leading Change – a dinner discussion with Cathy, Sarah Parker - President of AWiA, Dr. Rowan O’Hagan, and moderated by Alana Johnson. 6pm Gateway Hotel, Wangaratta
  • Wednesday 27 September: Indi Connect U meeting, 12pm
  • Thursday 28 September: CWA Wangaratta dinner 6pm

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