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The Indi Weekly Scoop 6 July 2018

Posted July 06, 2018


above: Indi students gathered this week for the Youth Politics Camp at Beechworth.

Youth engage with politics at camp

Young people showed their passion for politics and leadership at the Youth Politics Camp in Beechworth this week. Cathy and state Member for Euroa Steph Ryan were among the guest speakers. Conversation about proposed voluntary voting for 16 and 17 year olds was among the discussion topics.

ARTC to host community conversations

Australian Rail Track Corporation will be in Euroa, Glenrowan and Wangaratta next Thursday and Friday. Staff will speak with residents about the ARTC Inland Rail Project. Community meetings are scheduled for:

  • IGA Euroa on Thursday 12 July from 10am to 1pm to discuss the solution for Anderson Street
  • Beaconsfield Parade Glenrowan on Thursday, 12 July from 3pm to 4.30pm to discuss Beaconsfield Parade Bridge
  • Wangaratta NAB Bank on 13 July from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for a community conversation
  • Wangaratta Farmers' Market on 14 July from 8am to 12pm for a community conversation

Have your say about telecommunications

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

Celebrating $10 million investment at Wodonga

Cathy attended the launch of Wilson Transformers new 40-foot Power Conversion Skid on Thursday. The new equipment is part of the company’s $10 million investment in the Wodonga factory and a joint venture with SMA Solar Technology. The project is to create 30 jobs.

Take action for better regional education

$16.7 million over four years has been allocated to establish and maintain up to eight community-owned study hubs across regional Australia. The Regional Study Hubs Program will support students to stay in their local area to study. Cathy is encouraging education providers in Indi to apply here before 5pm on 27 July.

Program supports young regional leaders

Applications close soon for the ABC’s Trailblazers program, which showcases regional people aged 18 to 28 who are implementing positive change in their region. Successful applicants will have their story told on the ABC and will visit the Trailblazer Lab in Canberra next February.


Community to Canberra report out now!

Actively engaging in politics is ‘The Indi Way’. The latest case study from Cathy’s office, Connecting Community to Canberra – The Indi Way recognises the actions of thousands of people from Indi and details the ways to increase participation in the parliamentary process. Contact Cathy’s Wangaratta office on (03) 5721 7077 or Wodonga office on (02) 6024 6284 for your copy.

Celebrating another Mobile Phone Tower

A community celebration for the new mobile phone tower at Buffalo River will be held at the Buffalo River CFA Shed on 23 July from 10.15am. It is the 18th celebration of 38 to be activated in Indi under the Mobile Black Spots Programme.

Two more RSL sub-branches receive grants

As part of the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, Kiewa RSL sub branch received $3,000 for an exhibition about Australian soldiers in Charleroi, Belgium. Wodonga RSL sub-branch will use a $7,835 grant for a Centenary Service Memorial Wall.

Regional Development and Decentralisation Report

12 principles and 14 recommendations to guide regional development and help communities reach their potential have been outlined in the final report from the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation’s is available now. The report can be read here and Cathy’s speech about the report can be viewed here.


Local history relived at Mansfield RSL

Dozens of descendants of Mansfield soldier Stephen George Facey, who died in WWI, turned out for a commemoration of his life at the Mansfield RSL hall on Wednesday. A replica service medal was presented by the family to the RSL for its display.


23 July: Buffalo River mobile phone tower celebration

24 July: Rotary Club of Wangaratta Business Breakfast

Scoop Puzzles

Cryptic: what Indi town is this?

Thanks pigeon.

Test your INDI knowledge

Sydney may have a nice harbour but Rutherglen has a

A             Great PORT (road sign at entrance to town)

B             winery walkabout (Victoria's original, started in 1974)

C             Muscat Run (annual community fun run)

D             All of the above.

Answers to previous week: Cryptic town, Dederang. Who am I? Isaac Isaacs.

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