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The Indi Weekly Scoop Friday 21 December

Posted December 21, 2018



photos: Volunteers celebrated another great year of community involvement in Indi’s Wangaratta, Wodonga and Canberra offices with lunches this week at (left) Café Martini in Wangaratta and (right) The Secret Cup in Wodonga.



Progress on childcare closures

Towong Shire and Wodonga TAFE have expressed interest in operating childcare services in Walwa, Bellbridge and Mitta from January 2019. Kergunyah remains under consideration by providers, with some families having found alternative childcare arrangements. Discussions are continuing about the future of the Baranduda centre.

Mobile phone coverage improved in Tintaldra

Congratulations to locals in Tintaldra, including Honor and Mark Auchinleck, and Mayor David Wortmann, for ensuring a tower was allocated in Tintaldra under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. The area is now enjoying improved mobile phone reception.

Park a project of partnership

Touring the Richardson Park project in Wodonga yesterday highlighted the great partnership between community, local, state and federal governments and private business. It is part of a $20m upgrade to Wodonga’s city centre.



Youth mental health first aid for Indigo Shire residents

Sign up for a free youth mental health first aid course to assist with the young people facing mental health challenges. The course is available to Indigo Shire parents and adults who work or volunteer closely with young people.

Have a say about Mental Health Royal Commission

Complete the survey to help shape the terms of reference for the Victorian Government’s Royal Commission into Mental Health. Submissions to the Royal Commission will be available later in 2019.



$2.7m for mental health services in Wangaratta

Watch the announcement of $2.7m mental health funding to establish a satellite headspace in Wangaratta and further the community’s Grit and Resilience project.



The Wangaratta and Wodonga electorate offices will be closed for the festive season break from 3pm today until 9am on Wednesday, 2 January, 2019.

We wish all Scoop readers a Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year in 2019!

For all urgent inquiries over the break, contact Cathy on 0418 326 960 and leave a message.

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