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The Indi Weekly Scoop 9 June 2017

Posted June 09, 2017



Congratulations Indigo Shire and people of Yackandandah on the new pedestrian footbridge. Story below.

Honour a Woman - Queen’s Birthday Honours an opportunity to consider women’s achievements

“Congratulations to those who will receive awards on the Queen’s Birthday! While many women will be duly honoured, women are still underrepresented in our national awards system. In 2016, women made up 31 per cent of recipients. As an Ambassador for the Honour a Woman campaign, I am asking people to consider nominating a woman for next year’s Order of Australia awards. That’s the best way to make sure women are represented at 50/50 by 2020. ” - Cathy

• Visit Facebook.com/HonourAWoman for more information.

Nation’s future lies with the regions

The Australian has published an opinion piece by Cathy on the need to put young people at the centre of the national inquiry into regional development and decentralisation. 

Yackandandah footbridge opens path to golden discovery

Congratulations to the Indigo Shire and people of Yackandandah on the completion of the footbridge between the sports park and the old gold diggings. The project was funded with $17,500 from the Commonwealth’s Stronger Communities Program, $10,000 from the Yackandandah Chamber of Commerce and $10,000 from Nelmac Pty to a total cost of $35,972. Cathy has welcomed the announcement in the Federal Budget there is more funding to come under another round of the Stronger Communities Program.

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout – stomp up for some grape fun

The weather is looking good for the Apex Rutherglen Grape Stomp on Sunday. Cathy will be doing the Celebrity Grape Stomp at 2pm with some good natured competition against Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Jenny O'Connor and the National's Indi electorate council president Marty Corboy. Come and cheer!
Corner of High and Main Streets, Rutherglen:
10.30am: Barrel Race
1pm: Grape Tread
2pm: Celebrity Grape Tread
More information


Inquiry into Australian Government’s role in development of cities

The government has announced an in inquiry into its role in the development of cities. The Committee is asking for submissions by 31 July 2017. More information here 

Murrindindi / Mansfield – Social Change 101

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Social Change 101, in partnership with Mansfield Adult Continuing Education, are currently inviting expressions of interest from individuals in Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires to participate in programs in each of those areas. To register your interest, go to socialchange101.com.au.

Refugee Week Family Fun Day June 17

Wodonga City Council is one of the sponsors of the Refugee Week Family Fun Day June 17, 11.30am-2.30pm, QEII Square Albury. More information 

Yackandandah Sustainability Education Project community conversation

Tuesday 13 June, 7-8.30pm, Yackandandah Courthouse. Email dginnivan@bigpond.com.au for more information.


  • Sunday 11 June: Rutherglen Winery Walkabout and Grape Stomp, 10.30am-3pm
  • Monday 12 June: Queen’s Birthday holiday. Stay safe on the roads!
  • Tuesday 13 June: Parliament resumes.
  • Thursday 15 June: Joint Standing Committee for the National Broadband Network meets
  • Friday 16 June: Press conference, Wodonga 10am; Dederang Primary School BBQ