The Indi Weekly Scoop 27 January 2017
Image: Nicholas Megarrity, Young Citizen of the Year from Tungamah (Moira Shire), was one of many worthy recipients of local Australia Day Awards for 2017.
INDI IN THE NEWS
Australia Day message – congratulations to award recipients
Congratulations to all who received awards, both national and local, on Australia Day. Medals in the Order of Australia were awarded to Indi residents Stewart Coutts, Athol Graham, John Heaney, Gerard O’Loughlin and Alan Stafford of Benalla, James Marsland of Tawonga South, and the late Don Chambers of Rutherglen. Paul King, Wodonga, was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal.
Rural and regional plan message in the Border Mail – opinion piece
The Border Mail published a blunt message in an opinion piece from Cathy about the needs of rural and regional Australians.
Mobile service vans to visit NE Victoria in January and February
People in rural areas who need access to Centrelink or Medicare personnel are encouraged to make use of Department of Human Services Mobile Service Centres. Face to face contact with Centrelink and Medicare officers is important for many people.
Call to Federal and State Transport Ministers to meet and sort out NE rail woes
There has been a 15 per cent decline in the punctuality of the Albury V/Line service. Only half of the trains that ran in December arrived on time. Cathy has written to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport the Hon Darren Chester, and the State Minister for Transport the Hon Jacinta Allan to meet and develop a plan to resolve these issues.
Veterans and Community Grants open
Commonwealth-funded grants are available for ex-service and community groups for projects which benefit health and quality of life for veterans
2017 National Awards for Local Government
Nominations are open for awards that celebrate innovation and excellence in Local Government.