The Indi Weekly Scoop 3 November 2017
Posted November 03, 2017
A greatcrowd, a beautiful day and excellent stalls at last week's Myrtleford Show - celebrating 70 years. Special thanks to the CWA. What a spread!
INDI IN THE NEWS
The impact of the High Court decision on the operation of the Parliament has certainly caused a great deal of discussion in the electorate. Cathy’s opinion piece in today’s Border Mail outlines her position.
Next week is Remembrance Day – Cathy will attend the service in Marysville at 10.45am on Saturday 11 November to commemorate the sacrifice of service men and women.
Dartmouth and Mansfield get welcome boost for community projects
Dartmouth will erect new tourism signage and Mansfield Bowls Club an additional all-weather shelter thanks to grants from Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme. The grants are the result of effective consultation between councils and their communities to identify local priorities.
- Media release: $18,125 grant for Dartmouth tourism signage
- Media release: $9,125 grant for Mansfield Bowls Club
Celebrate Jamieson and Bonnie Doon projects on 15 November
All are welcome to the launch of Stronger Communities Programme (Round 2) projects:
- Stroll Down Memory Lane project 10am, Church St Bonnie Doon
- Jamieson Memorial Hall upgrade 11.45am, Perkins St Jamieson
Moyhu mobile phone tower celebration 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 and celebrate at 4.30pm, Monday 13 November, at the Moyhu Recreation Reserve.
The Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Entrepreneurship Program has grants between $5,000 and $250,000 to increase the participation of girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship education and careers. Eligible organisations include incorporated entities, publicly funded research organisations, vocational education and training providers, TAFEs, and not for profit organisations. Applications close 15 November 2017. More info at business.gov.au or call 13 28 46
Celebrate National Agriculture and Related Industries Day
Celebrate the role of agriculture and related industries on 21 November. The North East Catchment Management Authority are holding an Agribusiness Summit at CSU Campus, 218 Tone Rd, Wangaratta. Register here .A dinner will follow at the Gateway Quality Hotel Wangaratta at 6pm. Register here.
Smart Farming Partnerships grants available
The National Landcare Program's new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity. For more information on the grants and how to apply visit www.nrm.gov.au. Applications close 21 December 2017.
THE WEEK AHEAD
- 6 – 9 November: Regional development and decentralisation in the spotlight as Cathy attends inquiry hearings in South Australia and Northern Territory
- 7 November: Melbourne Cup Day public holiday - Wodonga office will remain open and will celebrate its cup day on
- 11 November: Remembrance Day – Cathy to attend at Marysville 10.45am at the Cenotaph
- 13 November: Opening of the Benalla Rural City Council Senior Citizens Community Centre Renovation, Fawckner Drive, Benalla, 3pm; Moyhu mobile phone tower celebration, Moyhu Recreation Reserve 4.30pm
- 15 November: Stronger Community Program project launches – Bonnie Doon 10am, Jamieson 11.45am.