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The Indi Weekly Scoop 27 July 2018

Posted July 27, 2018


above: Cathy and the community celebrate Buffalo River’s new mobile phone tower.

above: A new mobile phone tower at Cudgewa was celebrated today.


Celebrating new mobile phone towers

Cathy celebrated with the Buffalo River and Cudgewa communities this week after their mobile phone towers were activated earlier in the year. The towers are among 38 funded under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme. Further celebrations for new mobile phone towers in Indi will be held next week and in coming months including:

  • Kinglake West Hall, 1055 Whittlesea Kinglake Road, on Friday 30 July from 10am
  • Yea Saleyards, 1 Flat Lead Road, on 30 July from 3.15pm.
  • Granya Community Hall, corner of Carlyle Street (Granya Road) and Webb Lane, on 10 August from 10am.

Indi has its say on the Federal Budget

The Indi Budget Impact Survey Report is out now and details the 998 responses to the 2018/19 Indi Budget Survey. Taxation, education and training, environment, climate change and renewable energy, social services and health and aged care were the top five issues. Cathy will present the report to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Cabinet and the opposition. For a hard copy, call Cathy’s Wangaratta office on (03) 5721 7077 or Wodonga office on (02) 6024 6284.

Strengthening the link between Community and Canberra

Do you have a copy of Cathy’s latest case study, Connecting Community to Canberra – The Indi Way? The case study recognises the actions of thousands of people from Indi and details the ways to increase participation in the parliamentary process. Hard copies are available from Cathy’s Wangaratta and Wodonga offices.


Have your say about telecommunications

What do you think about telecommunications in regional and rural Australia? The Department of Communications’ Regional Telecommunications Review is underway. Submissions can be made until 5 August 2018. To have your say, fill out the form.

Calling young female leaders

Applications to the Country to Canberra competition to win a place in an all-expenses mentoring program in Canberra are now open. Winners will meet with politicians and CEOs, attend exclusive events and tour Parliament House. DEADLINE


Senator visits Indi

Senator Derryn Hinch met with Cathy this week to discuss a range of topics, including us a Code of Practice for Members of Parliament, social security improvements and Higher Education. Senator Hinch and Cathy will continue to work together on these issues when parliament resumes in August.

State Government announces more phone towers for Indi

The Victorian Government last week announced funding for new mobile phone towers that will increase coverage in Indi. The towers will be located at Buckland Valley, Carboor, Cathedral Lane (Taggerty), Cheshunt South, Cobungra, Kancoona, Lurg, Strath Creek, Warby Ranges and Woolshed Valley. More details about the roll out are to be finalised in coming months.

Kerferd Oration to be “Bold and Brave”

Northern Territory Senator Malarndirri McCarthy will deliver the Kerferd Oration this year. It will be held at the George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills, Beechworth on Sunday, 29 July. Doors open at 10.15am.

Opportunities abound for small businesses

Small businesses in Indi are set to benefit from a range of free and low costs workshops next month. The North East Small Business Festival offers a range of workshop and networking opportunities in Wodonga, Wangaratta, Towong, Indigo, Benalla, Mansfield and Alpine council areas.


Sunday, 29 July: Kerferd Oration 11am at George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills, Beechworth

Monday, 30 July: Mobile Phone Tower community celebrations at Kinglake West and Yea

Tuesday, 31 July: Visits to Marysville and Mansfield

Wednesday, 1 August: Agriculture Dinner: Sheep Industry, Benalla

Friday, 10 August: Mobile Phone Tower community celebration at Granya, 10 am

Monday, 13 August: Parliament resumes



Cryptic: What Indi town is this?

Look for board game.

Who am I ?         The less clues you use, the more points you get! So cover them up!

10 points              My father was Commander of Australian Light Horse in WWI

8 points                I won the 1938 Canadian downhill skiing championship.

6 points                My children are Indi, Walter, Honor and John.

4 points                I was awarded the Medal for the Order of Australia for services to literature.

3 points                The Corryong library is named after me.

2 point                  My book, The Silver Brumby was 1959 Book of the year

1 point                  I am Sybil Elyne Keith...

Answers to previous week: Cryptic town, Dartmouth. INDI knowledge, D


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