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A $1 million contribution from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF) will help establish a Community Foundation within the Alpine, Indigo and Wangaratta Regions to assist survivors of the 2009 Victorian bushfires with their medium and long-term recovery.
The $1.3 million Barnawartha multipurpose community centre, including new doctors’ consulting rooms, can now be completed thanks to funding of $420,000 from the Victorian Government.
Indigo Shire Council has received State and Federal Government grants of $250,000 for further work on flood mitigation in Chiltern.
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List of past winners
Australia’s Premier “Non Metropolitan” National Wine Show. Judging of wines is carried out over six days with four judging panels assessing in excess of 2,000 wines.
The Beechworth Railway Weekend celebrates the railway history of Beechworth and North East Victoria. The recently built Beechworth Model Railway is on permanent display in the Old Telegraph Station. Visitors will be able to send telegrams just as in the “Railway Age” courtesy of The Beechworth Morsecodians. Across the road there will be a major model railway display in The Beechworth Memorial Hall featuring several layouts in different scales. Retail traders will be selling model railways and railway memorabilia. Two walking tours each day will explore the old Beechworth railway station area and yard. A small admisssion fee applies. All proceeds go towards preserving the railway history of Beechworth. The railway to Beechworth was closed in 1976. Our aim is to preserve its memory.
A Good Life - a guide to living lightly
Indigo Shire Council today received a letter from the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs stating that the proposed quarry on Skeleton Hill at Chiltern will not impact on Aboriginal cultural heritage.
About heritage
Indigo - it's different and this is why
About planning permits
Indigo Shire Council has approximately 200 full-time, part-time and casual employees. Our workforce is dispersed across the Shire with offices and depots located in Beechworth, Chiltern, Yackandandah & Rutherglen.
Active and exhibited Indigo Planning Scheme amendments
Indigo Shire Council's Policies are guidelines for the many and varied issues that arise in the Shire.
Advisory Committees are established by Council. Advisory Committees have no delegated powers but all have common core requirements, which are listed in their Terms of Reference, and specific duties, which are listed in Schedule A of their Terms of Reference.
Council lobbies government on issues of concern to the Indigo community
Indigo Shire Council is pleased to present an exhibition by blind photographer, Andrew Follows, to coincide with International Day of People with a Disability on 3 December.
Animal business registration
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Each year Council conducts a survey to gauge residents' views on a range of services and activities. The reports are listed below. The final table is the summary of Indigo's results in the annual survey conducted by the State Government of local government.
The Annual Report is produced by Indigo Shire Council and details programs and activities undertaken throughout the financial year.
Application fees
An exhibition of entries in the art and story competitions for Indigo Shire Council’s 2030 project will be open from today in the Yackandandah Public Hall.
Arts and Culture news
The annual Sculpture Trail will take place at local wineries and visitors can cycle between venues. All sculptures are to be made from recycled materials. For more information www.artsrutherglen.com.au.
Liz will bring a number of women (and some men) to life from 19th and 20th Century literature. Such names as Mrs Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest), “The Little Missus” from “We of the Never Never” and many more. All characters will be different; humorous, eccentric, domineering or fragile. 8pm.
Asset Management Policy, Strategy, and Plans
Provide background on Council Audit Committee functions.
Council's Australia Day Awards recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to our community. Nominations now open.
Indigo Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Croucher today acknowledged the recipients of the Shire’s Australia Day awards.
Indigo Shire’s Australia Day awards recognise individual residents and groups who have made significant contributions to their communities and the Shire.
Friday 14 OctoberAfternoon – Oceania Middle Distance MTBO Champs – YackandandahEvening – Casual BBQSaturday 15 OctoberMorning – Sprint Champs – BeechworthMidday – Opening ceremonyAfternoon – Relays. 10km from Beechworth at a winery. Followed by tastings at wineryEvening – Presentation Dinner at Hibernian Hotel, BeechworthSunday 16 OctoberMorning – Long Champs – 10km from BeechworthFollowed by catered lunch and final presentations.All completed by 12.30. (3.5 hrs. from Melbourne airport).All events will be catered for with hot and cool drinks and food.
Date to be confirmed. Over 25 Garage Sale sites with everything from Arts & Crafts, Woodwork, New & Old Brick-a-brac. Household items, Gardening and Building supplies, Books, Home made cakes plus much much more.Bargains for the whole family. Enjoy a morning out in the friendly community of Barnawartha.Site maps will be available for $2.00 on the day from the Barnawartha Store.
This monthly market is held at the Joybus Café High Street from 8.30am-12.30pm. Make it, bake it, grow it or sell it as well as trash and treasure.
Promote the recycle message and help Keep Australia Beautiful.
"In the Regions" Moving Image project.
Town Hall Gardens from 7.30pm - please note date to be confirmed.
Annual event. A stirring celebration of the North East’s Celtic past with concerts, pipe bands, highland and Irish dancing.
A Celebration of Christmas by our community, for our community. The Twelve days of Christmas launches with an array of activities on the first weekend in December; bringing our community together in the spirit of Christmas.l
Alterations to Beechworth Option C based on recommendations from public consultation 12 June 2012.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
The 2012 Indigo Business Awards were held on Friday evening, 25 May at the Baarmutha Park Function Centre in Beechworth. There were 37 businesses nominated across 8 categories, with Beechworth Gold’s Vanessa Abbott accepting the award for Most Outstanding Business in 2012.
Food, refreshments and music. Great variety of handmade products. Enjoy our lovely park setting.
Food, refreshments and music. Great variety of handmade products. Enjoy our lovely park setting.
The Juniper Tree - Glass / Moran Special Guest: Ms Jocelyn Hickey, Duration 70 mins. Adults $25 concession: $20 BOOKINGS: In Person: Beechworth Tourist Information Centre Online: www.trybooking.com Tel: 0458 668 424 further information: Matthew Nash: 0418 999 339
The inaugural BMF 2014 (Beechworth Music Festival 2014) will be held on 10 May at the brand new purpose built venue, The Madman's Gully Amphitheatre, in the former Mayday Hills Mental Hospital Farm. This new alternative music event showcases and supports a host of local and regional artists as well as some well established bands and acts, aims to provide some fantastic entertainment for our younger, under represented alternative music fans and involves the local community and business sectors on many levels. Gates open 9am, Amphitheatre 10am, closing 10pm. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Indigo Shire Council last night gave the go-ahead for the Beechworth Council office extension.
Emergancy places of last resort
Old trees are to be removed and replaced in a section of Loch Street as part of a comprehensive street tree rehabilitation and conservation process for Beechworth
Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth's own microbrewery. The brewery's award winning ales will be on tap, along with real German music, their own Ohmpah band, German cuisine and plenty of activities for the kids.
An exhibition of mixed media artworks by local artists Ellen Engwerta, Jan Clements, Karen Gray, Margaret Pullen and Sue Larmour. This body of work draws on the artist’s experience of going beneath the surface to reveal vulnerability and protection. It is organic, environmentally and emotionally engaging. Exhibition opening Thursday 5th April 6pm-8 pm. All welcome. Open all Easter except Good Friday. Gallery open Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Exhibition finishes Sunday 15th April.
Benefits of joining our team
The page provides an overview of the Better Build Toolkit and introduces the four Guides it comprises.
BreastScreen Victoria’s Mobile Screening Service will make its first visit to Beechworth in July.
At a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 25 June 2013, the Indigo Shire Council adopted the Budget for the financial year commencing 1 July, 2013 and ending 30 June, 2014.
Building in an area affected by a Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO)
Delete reference to doing permits out of shire
Buller Gas is part of Indigo Shire Council, and is the declared Gas Company for the supply of LP Gas to the Mt Buller Resort under a licence agreement with Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Resort Management Board.
North East Water has called on Indigo Shire residents in high fire risk areas to investigate providing an independent water supply on their properties.
Indigo Shire Economic Development and Business Overview
Follow link to browse the Business Listing
Business Information for Indigo Shire
The Love Local Buy Local campaign will celebrate businesses and reward shoppers with television game show-style grocery grab prizes.
Can I amend my planning permit?
Indigo Shire has delivered almost 100% of its Capital Works projects in the past financial year, despite flood events and high rainfall impacting on work.
Join the Pfeiffer “pfamily” for a “pfabulous” afternoon of Christmas “pfestivities”. With lots of your “pfavourite” Christmas carols to sing along to and “pfun” kid’s activities, this is a free community event for the whole family. 12noon-4pm. BYO picnic hamper and rug (no BYO alcohol). Cheese platters, wines by the glass and kids and adult slushies available.
Friends of the Stanley Athenaeum Invite you to join them for Wot The Dickens’! Dickens Dinner. There’s trivia, prizes & and lots of literary fun,Stanley Memorial HallChef- Michel Renoux. BYOTwo course meal with something sweet and tea or coffeeBookings open – tables of 10 or individual tickets $35 p.p.DICKENS EXHIBITIONOpening- 25 August at 11amOpen days- 2nd Wed or 4th Sat 10am – 12pm (or by appointment)Dates 25 Aug – 30 Nov 2012Stanley Athenaeum P: 03 57286 594
The Old Beechworth Gaol will have a variety of stalls including food, refreshments, and Celtic memorabilia.
Chamber Philharmonic Cologne Concert in Christ Church Beechworth. Concert starts at 8pm. Playing Vivaldi Four Seasons, J.S. Bach Suite No 2 in B major for flute and orchestra BWW 1067, Tchaikovsky, Andante Cantabile, for violoncello and Orchestra (1884), Mozart, Divertimento, in B flat KV 137 and Paganini La Campanella, for Violin and Orchestra . Tickets are available at Beechworth Visitor Information Centre online, telephone or over the counter. Prices Adult $30.00, Concession $25.00 and Child $20.00.
The law is changing to help us change the way we view smoking around children and others in public areas.
Dealers from as far away as South Australia, Melbourne, Bendigo and Tumut showcase antiques from fine china, furniture to jewellery and everything in between. One of the largest antique shows in regional Australia this is an event not to be missed by the serious collector of fine antiques. Friday 7pm – 9.30pm $10. Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 10am – 4pm. $5 entry, accompanied children are free.
Held at Chiltern Memorial Hall - BBQ tea at 6pm with Pre-Carols entertainment at 6.30pm and the Main Program at 7pm. Please note date to be confirmed.
2014 Mo Drive will feature classic cars. Drivers will assemble in Chiltern for a rally through the picturesque towns of Indigo Shire. Each car will receive an Indigo Passport upon entering the event. For each Visitor Information Centre stamp (visa) from places such as Chiltern, Rutherglen, Yackandandah and Beechworth drivers receive weighted points allocations. Drivers returning to Chiltern within the allocated time-frame will have their passports reviewed, points awarded for each 'visa' and totalled for a grand prize. What a great way to see northeast Victoria... and help raise funds for the Movember Foundation!
Commencing in Chiltern, heading towards the Magenta Mining area and tackling the Slaughter yard area. For those tackling the second part of the ride, the route continues through the Bartley, Babbler and Donchi Hill area. This year’s ride is more free flowing with some challenging ups and speedy downhills.
The 100km road ride commences in Chiltern, and heads towards Rutherglen. Riders turn off to Cornishtown before reaching Jones Winery, the turnaround point. A relatively flat run will be enjoyed back to Chiltern through Chiltern Valley before tackling the climb towards Beechworth. The route then takes in Wooragee before descending through the Indigo Valley and Barnawartha for the completion of the 100km loop. For those completing the 65km loop, after returning through Chiltern Valley, this year the major climbs are removed and replaced with a flatter ride through the Chiltern - Mt Pilot National Park to Barnawartha before returning to Chiltern. The 40km road ride commences in Chiltern, and heads towards Rutherglen. Riders turn off to Cornishtown before reaching Jones Winery, the turnaround point. A relatively flat run will be enjoyed back to Chiltern through Chiltern Valley.
Commencing in Chiltern, heading towards the Magenta Mining area, passing Green Hill Dam and underneath the Slaughter yard. The route continues through the Bartleys area climbing towards Donchi Hill and onto Marengo Rd and into Chiltern Valley before heading back to Chiltern.
The Casual Bush Ride will commence from the Chiltern Racecourse, the lead group will progress up into the Chiltern Mt. Pilot National Park heading towards Donchi Hill. The distance to be covered on this trail ride is 13km. On return enjoy a BBQ lunch will be available.
Chiltern Mo Run is a new event in 2014, details to be advised.
At 6:30pm join the local Landcare group for a loop walk along the walking track, chat with friends and take it easy. This is a dog friendly activity – dogs must be on leads.
Emergency places of last resort
Chiltern Township. More than 60 sale sites around the township all jam-packed with weird and wonderful bargains. Maps available from the Chiltern Visitor Information Centre.
Exhibiting for over a decade, this annual visual art and photography display is becoming one of the region’s major arts events, featuring works from renowned artists and photographers and from the local region and across Australia. Two and Three dimensional works and photography are on show and all exhibitors are eligible for The Chiltern Art Prize of $1000, with prizes also awarded in each of the four categories including the popular Indigo Award for Young Emerging Artists. All works exhibited are available for purchase. Further information and entry forms are available from the Visitor Information Centre chilter@bigpond.net.au or the Coordinator Meagan Aitchison on 03 5726 1113. Opening night – Friday 6th June. Then daily between 10am and 4pm until Monday 9th June.
Loch St Beechworth. See and hear the wonderful sounds of Christmas as it might have been in the nineteenth century as you stroll along the famous Street of Shops in Beechworth’s Burke Museum.
Indigo Shire Council conducts citizenship ceremonies on behalf on the Department of Immigration for residents wishing to become Australian citizens.
Our climate is noticeably changing. Since the 1950s the region has experienced a warming of 0.1 degrees Celsius per decade and it is forecast that by 2070 temperatures will increase overall by up to 5 degrees.
The closing date for nominations in this year’s Indigo Shire Heritage Awards has been extended.
Collecting Firewood from Roadsides managed by Indigo Shire Council
Waste Collection
Documentation for Special Committees of Management, including access to guides, procedures and materials.
List generated from Community Directory keyword search.
Follow link to browse the Community Listing
Council is seeking community members with expertise in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, accommodation, tourism and marketing.
Community Forums are held each month around the Shire. A number of items are listed for discussion, relevant to the town or area where the forum is being held.
Applications are invited each year for Council's Community Grants Program for General, Arts and Culture and Youth Initiatives.
At its meeting on Tuesday 16 July, Council approved Community Grants totalling $47,500 for 2013-14.
Indigo Shire Council is calling all community groups to be a part of the 2011 Volunteer Expo entitled Re-InVEnt 2011….Smooth and Shine your group’s rough edges. The Expo is part of Council’s Community Strengthening Project and will be held at Tuileries Function Centre in Rutherglen on Sunday 13 November.
Community Information Guide- Fire
This project gives power to the people to create and implement their ideas for developing a more cohesive and connected community.
A community awareness walk to inspect Beechworth trees in need of attention was "a great initiative" and will be repeated.
Contact details
Contact details for the Economic Development Team
Leaving children in a car, even for a short period, can be fatal.
Cool Relief Centres are air-conditioned, have water available and there will generally be people around to help if needed.
Please find below Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes for the past several years
Council has moved to vary meeting start times to provide more opportunity for residents to attend.
Regular meetings of Indigo Shire Council are held on the third Tuesday of each month (except January).
Regular meetings of Council are held each month, except January.
Keeping you informed with all the facts and figures.
The 2013-2017 Council Plan was adopted on 25 June 2013
Indigo Shire Council is investigating placing the operation of the Rutherglen Soldiers Memorial Hall into the hands of the local community.
Indigo Shire has received tenders for detailed hydrology and geotechnical investigations on the leaking dam wall of Lake Sambell in Beechworth.
This page has a list of forms required by Council
Indigo Shire engineers, in conjunction with officials from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, are conducting inspections of the dam at Lake Sambell, Beechworth, to determine what action is needed regarding recent cracking and seepage.
A highly regarded former politician and ‘citizen of the world’ and a local professional historian will present this year’s annual Kerferd Oration in Beechworth.
Add current septic form. Fix deck link
Do I need a planning permit?
Council seeks your comments on draft documents to help shape Indigo Shire. Let us know your thoughts on the listed documents.
Documents available for public inspection.
Council and the community have been working together to develop an Indigo Shire Community Safety Plan.
Council is seeking information needed to make strategic decisions on the future of its five pools.
Weekend starts with a BBQ lunch at 1pm at the old railway goods shed, Railway Avenue. This is followed by a point of interest car run. (Cost $10 per car, BBQ Included) Then join us for the Cruis’n Back In Time Street Cruise from 4.30pm until 6pm. Any vehicle over 25 years old is welcome to participate in the cruise. Note that normal road rules apply, and any infringement of these rules will see vehicles removed from the cruise. Bring the family, chairs and sit and watch the Back In Time Cruise . The cruise will leave Harper Avenue at the corner of Albert Roadat 4.30pm and will continue until 6pm.On Sunday, static display of cars and engines or motors of more than 25 years old will be on Ford Street in front of the Historic Precinct. The 2014 event offers Vintage, Veteran, Classic and Modified Car and Motorbike owners the chance to mix with the locals and fellow enthusiasts for two days dedicated to your total enjoyment.
DSE Designated Firewood Collection Areas
A short film showcasing Economic Development within Indigo Shire
Education Providers within Indigo Shire
List of emergency contacts
Council helps with emergency management in the Shire
Following a planning session on 18 May, a Community Plan for Allans Flat and Osbornes Flat has been created by residents of both communities, and a draft is being circulated for feedback.
Residents of the Kergunyah district have the opportunity to further contribute to their Community Plan in coming weeks, following the recent release of a draft Community Plan.
Indigo Shire Council, Chiltern and Rutherglen Landcare groups are tackling the issue of feral olives along high value conservation roadsides.
To download our 2014 Calendar of Events click here.
Landowners and occupiers are responsible for fire prevention on their properties.
Fire Restrictions
Collection of the levy will be simple and transparent. Property owners will receive notice on their council rates notices, including how the levy has been calculated.
Firewood is available from the Indigo Shire Council woodlot, local roadsides and State forests, but residents must make sure they know the rules and seek permission before hauling out the chainsaw and trailer.
A recreational fishing guide highlighting fishing opportunities in and around the historic towns of Indigo Shire.
New State regulations will give Council more power in 2011 to make sure food is prepared and handled safely.
Indigo Shire Council's has a range of forms, policies are guidelines for the many and varied issues that arise in the Shire.
Free- Detox Your Home
Residents of Indigo Shire will now be able to drop off televisions and computer equipment for recycling free of charge.
Free - Green Waste Disposal
A free service for Indigo Shire ratepayers. Deliver your waste to the sites listed, sort and separate as instructed by staff.
The Acts lets you access documents held, including those about your personal affairs. Indigo Shire Council is subject to the Freedom of Information Act and responds to requests directly related to its operations.
Update of building commission fees.
Frequently asked questions about planning
Snap up an original and very affordable unframed work of art or three dimensional piece for $200 or less at this excellent annual showcase of work by local artists. Now in its thirteenth year, the event awards the Haldane Slatter Memorial prize to one exhibiting artist, and the public can vote for their favourite work in the coveted People’s Choice Awards.
Indigo Shire Council has committed $235,000 to match a State and Federal Government grant of the same amount for flood mitigation work in Chiltern.
Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Barb Murdoch said she was delighted with the news of additional funding of $200,000 for an investigation into the leaking wall at Beechworth’s Lake Sambell.
Indigo Shire Council has tonight voted to put the original design and two new designs for the Council office extension at Beechworth to a public meeting for further input.
The Local Government Act allows Council to declare a Municipal Charge on properties to cover some of the administrative costs of the Council.
George Briscoe Kerferd (1831-1889) was a purposeful, energetic community leader who gave many years of great service to Beechworth and the state of Victoria.
Please note, this event is to be confirmed. The Kerferd Oration will be held at Baarmutha Function Centre, Balaclava Road, Beechworth at 11am Sunday 28 July 2013. This is a free community event; no RSVP required. Doors open at 10.15am .
Indigo Shire is gearing up for its annual Australia Day festivities which will be held across several shire locations.
An education trailer will visit Indigo Shire to help spread the message about recycling.
The recently formed Beechworth Trees Consultative Group, a joint initiative of community members and Indigo Shire Council, has hit the ground running with a number of projects planned for the next few months.
A two day Rogaine event compromising of choice of foot and/or mountain bike event. Participants will navigate the area around Beechworth and environs in small teams (min 2, max 5 members per team) seeking checkpoints on a pre marked Map. Check points will take them to unusual, historic, scenic or challenging spots of the immediate area. Beginners and family groups are certainly welcome and will be catered for as well as experienced and seasoned rogainers . Finishers will enjoy refreshments during and after the event at Baarmutha Park. Saturday 16th November Registration open from 9.30, start at 12 noon, for a 6 hour event and Sunday 17th November Registration open from 8.00 am, start at 10am for 5 hr event.
Indigo Council remains committed to introducing an organic waste collection service for urban residents. Details, including a start date, are yet to be finalised.
Indigo Shire Council has a responsibility to the local and wider community to play an important role in the successful and sustainable management of our environment
Public Hall Committees of Management may be contacted to provide venue hire times and rates.
The proposed Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014 are designed to improve accountability and transparency of public spending and council performance on services and infrastructure.
Update health page
Heritage
Heritage Advisory Committee
Council is seeking nominations for community representatives for the Indigo Heritage Advisory Committee. Submissions close at noon on Wednesday 27 March 2013.
Heritage Advisory Service
Indigo Shire Council and The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) are seeking entries in nine Award categories for 2014.
Nominations for Indigo Shire's Heritage Advisory Committee's 2011 Heritage Awards are now open.
Information on eligibility and applying for Heritage loans.
High Country Harvest is a regional celebration of food, wine and beer in Victoria’s spectacular High Country. For a full program visit www.highcountryharvest.com.au.
Join The Pickled Sisters Cafe and Pfeiffer Wines for an Afternoon Tea with a difference. Are you an avid foodie? Do you love the decadent, delicious fortified wines of Rutherglen? Then this special High Country Harvest Afternoon Tea is for you! Well known Rutherglen chef Stewart Gilchrist will share four of his favourite dessert dishes alongside a classification tasting of Pfeiffer Rutherglen Topaque and Muscat. Hosted by Jen Pfeiffer, a James Halliday 5 star rated winemaker for 5 consecutive years this is an Afternoon Tea not to be missed. 2-4pm, $55pp (no member discounts), bookings Pfeiffer Wines 02 6033 2805 maximum 30 people only!
2014 sees the sixth annual "Highland Games at Amulet", and it’s is shaping up to be the best yet. Held at the Vineyard, this picturesque spot is the perfect setting for a celebration of all things Scottish. A family focused event that offers something for everyone with traditional Scottish games, pipe bands, Celtic sword fighting, haggis hurling, activities for the children and much more. There’s also a wide selection of the region’s best food, boutique wine and cider. Professional strongmen compete for the title of "Southern Highlander," massed pipe band parade and the local police and CFA face off in the "Guns and Hoses" challenge. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the occasion and don their kilts and family tartan with prizes awarded for the best dressed on the day. Tickets are $20 Adults, $5 School aged children, and $50 Family. Discount early bird tickets are available prior to the event in early 2014.
The Kerferd Oration speakers since 2003
Council encourages the public to attend Council Meetings and participate in its decision-making process.
Stepping you through the job application process, with links, contact information and advice.
How to apply for a Planning Permit
Tree-lined town entrances, a hub for children’s services, historical walks, a community culinary bus (linking to other Shire towns), an upgrade for the walking paths around Lake King, a community garden, propagation of root-stock from the iconic Fig Tree and further development of the Wahgunyah-Rutherglen Rail Trail (such as shade, rest stops, links to wineries, art sculptures etc).
If you had a crystal ball, what do you think you would see in Indigo Shire in the year 2030?
The Indigo Connection is a column in the weekly local newspaper the Ovens and Murray Advertiser highlighting Council news and events.
The Indigo Connection is a column in the weekly local newspaper the Ovens and Murray Advertiser highlighting Council news and events.
Indigo Shire Council at its meeting last night resolved to adjourn decisions about office accommodation at Beechworth while it investigates an offer from the new owners of the Mayday Hills site in Beechworth.
A regional training scheme revamped and administered by Indigo Shire Council has received the award for Regional Collaborations (small councils) category at the National Awards for Local Government in Canberra this week.
Indigo Shire Council has revamped its Community Satisfaction Survey this year to dig a bit deeper into residents’ responses.
Applications are now open for the Indigo Tourism Advisory Committee 2012/13 Festivals & Events Sponsorship Program.
The Indigo Gold Trail encourages visitors to explore many of Indigo Shire's fascinating historic sites and stories based on the discovery and pursuit of gold across Indigo Shire.
The Indigo Informer is Council's community newsletter. It is distributed six times a year to all households in the Shire to help keep residents informed of the latest news, activities and events within the Shire.
Indigo planning scheme
Indigo Shire Council will receive a $105,000 grant from the Victorian Government to engage young people in community projects and activities including volunteering, event management, leadership, skills development, training and employment opportunities.
The award recipients are residents of Indigo Shire who work tirelessly to help others. Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Larry Goldsworthy said that we are lucky to have so many wonderful community-minded people in the shire.
Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Barb Murdoch said today the Council was pleased that the sale process for La Trobe at Beechworth had come to an end.
Indigo Shire Council has won an award for its Indigo 2030 project, which takes a long-term strategic view of what the shire may look like in the year 2030.
Indigo Shire Council now manages all its own libraries in association with the Swift Library Consortium.
2013 Sustainability Awards
Indigo Shire Council urges residents to be prepared for more heavy rain predicted to hit the region today and tomorrow.
Project funded by the DSE Sustainability Accord. Evalution of shire wide renewable energy options.
Summary of current projects
Summary of the role and responsibilities of the Indigo Environment Advisory Committee
Summary of the IEAC members
Summary of the ojectives of the Indigo Environment Advisory Committee
Four community buildings have received solar photovoltaic systems funded by a $50,000 grant from Indigo Shire Council as part of the Solar North East community solar hub project.
Do you have an event, service, project, product or initiative that demonstrates sustainability? Applications are closing next week for Indigo Shire Council’s 2012 Sustainability Awards.
Do you have an event, service, project, product or initiative that demonstrates sustainability? Applications are now being called for Indigo Shire Council’s 2012 Sustainability Awards.
Industrial Estates within Indigo Shire
Industry and Employment in Indigo Shire
Industry Associations within Indigo Shire
Managing and caring for assets and delivering capital works
Infrastructure Standards
Vacancies and job application information are accessible from this page.
Porcelain exhibition pieces, Tableware and Ovenware to be exhibited.
9am – 5.30pm Kirby’s Flat Pottery, Yackandandah. Porcelain exhibition pieces, Table Ware and Oven Ware to be exhibited.
NSW Roads and Maritime Services crew will close the John Foord Bridge bridge to all traffic for six weeks from Monday 19 August.
Junior Council meets at a different school around the Shire.
An owner or occupier of property must not, without a permit, keep or allow to be kept, more than 4 different kinds of animals on any one property at any time.
Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Convention. Come and join us for a fabulous weekend of concerts, instrument and dance workshops, jam sessions, instrument displays, open stage and the Sunday gospel sing-a-long.
The annual Kerferd Oration is held at Beechworth. It is named after a founding father of Beechworth, George Briscoe Kerferd.
The annual Kerferd Oration this Sunday, 29 July, is a bit different in a number of ways.
Project funded by the DSE Sustainability Accord. Evalution of shire wide renewable energy options.
Project funded by the DSE Sustainability Accord. Evalution of shire wide renewable energy options.
This page provides information on repairs to the wall at Lake Sambell.
An investigation into the cause of the leak in the wall of Lake Sambell is underway.
For further information regarding the latest Tourism News, please contact our Tourism Development Officer on 03 5728 8061.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Living in Indigo information
In keeping with tradition, we will be having our annual LJ release dinner in August. The last LJ to be released was the 2009 vintage so we will be very excited to welcome the 2012 version of our flagship Shiraz. Our chef Kate Akrap will present a delicious menu to go with some lovely wines, or is that the other way around. This is always a very popular event so watch our website, Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter to make sure you get a seat.
This is a major fundraiser for Beechworth Montessori School. There will be racks and tables overflowing with pre-loved quality clothing, shoes, hats, scarves and accessories. Venue: Beechworth Memorial Hall, Ford Street, Beechworth. Entry Free. 9am-3pm Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday.
From 1 July 2013 Victorian councils will be required to pay a $396.9 million shortfall to the Local Authorities Superannuation Fund Defined Benefit Plan.
Indigo Shire is very lucky to have a wide range of community facilities available to the community for events, activities and sport and recreation.
Council's Local Law No. 1 concerns the use of streets and roads within Indigo Shire.
This Local Law covers a range of activities affecting the amenity of the municipality, including footpaths, municipal buildings, reserves, swimming pools and consumption of alcohol in public places.
This Local Law governs the procedure at Council meetings.
This Local Law regulates and controls stock throughout the Shire including on grazing on roadsides, droving and stock fencing.
This Local Law regulates and controls activities and behaviour on the Rail Trail.
Local Laws have been developed to encourage residents to consider their neighbours, and to provide peace and good order for the community.
People who have lost domestic pets
Archived list of media releases grouped by year
Archived content
Artists include Dave Callan mc, Cal Wilson, Harley Breen and Beau Heartbreaker. Arts Rutherglen presents the 2014 Comedy Festival road Show on Tuesday 6th May. Five acts from the Melbourne Program will be featured. Guests have the option of coming for drinks before the show at the Rutherglen Memorial Hall at 7pm for the 8pm show. (General Admission is $40 while Members, Students and Groups over 10 are $35. Tickets on website www.artsrutherglen.com.au or at Rutherglen Infromation Centre: 0260336306) A popular option is to purchase the dinner and show package from Tuileries Restaurant: 0260329033. Details of the featured acts will be announced on the Arts Rutherglen website as they are finalised but from previous experience, there is always a variety of international and local performers who give the audience a great show.
More than one dwelling on a lot, dual occupancy, units and granny flats
It’s National Recycling Week this month and Indigo Shire Council is encouraging residents to focus on cutting the number of plastic bags that end up in landfill.
General information about native vegetation
Australia’s most significant Ned Kelly event. A weekend packed full of activities for the Ned Kelly enthusiast.
Neighbourhood Safer Places - Places of Last Resort
Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Ali Pockley is urging people to consider nominating for the Council’s new disability and access advisory committee.
A report and the designs for the new Council office in Yackandandah and extension in Beechworth will be considered at the next monthly Indigo Shire Council meeting, scheduled for 8 May at Wooragee.
Designs for the new Indigo Shire Council office/library in Yackandandah and extension of the Beechworth office are nearing completion.
Architects' renderings of amended designs for council consideration.
Architects' renderings of amended designs for council consideration.
Victorians can now access real-time emergency information from the new VicEmergency website and the updated FireReady app.
Council regularly publishes news and media releases about recent developments in the Indigo Shire area.
Council produces a variety of publications to give the community greater access to information, events and activities the Council is undertaking
Do you know a young person who achieves great things? Someone you are really proud of? The second annual Indigo Youth Awards will be held at the Tangambalanga Community Centre on 14 June from 7pm.
Nuisance or dangerous dogs
For more information about these events, click on the links.
Our organisation is structured into three key business units.
Description of the Indigo Shire region
Indigo Shire Council will spend $100,000 trimming potentially dangerous trees on roads in fire-prone areas of the shire before the summer season hits.
Parks, gardens and reserves
Indigo Shire host numerous festival and events that helps celebrate the history, cultural regional produce and heritage significance of the Shire's towns. Event organisers can often be overwhelmed by polices, procedures and processes. Below is a list of Council permits, application forms and guidelines that will give your committee or organisation an easy path through the planning process.
Overview of pests and Council programs
As a special treat on the Saturday before our Pfeiffer Pfrolic, Chris will showcase a special tasting of the classifications of Topaque and Muscat plus some very special vintages of his Christopher’s VP followed by a delicious and palate cleansing Pfeiffer High Tea with a difference. Places are limited to 40 people – one for each year he has been making wine so don’t miss this special opportunity! Pfeiffer Sunday Creek Bridge, 2pm $59pp ($53.10 for Wine Club Members) Cost - No chargeMore Information please contact Pfeiffer Wines on 02 6033 2805.
Join us for our “pfamous” Pfeiffer Pfrolic, our annual long lunch, held on our idyllic Sunday Creek Bridge on the Sunday prior to the Melbourne Cup, to celebrate the release of our delicious 2013 Pfeiffer Gamay. Pfeiffer Sunday Creek Bridge, 11am, $125pp ($112.50pp Wine Club). This price includes all food and wine enjoyed during the lunch. A bus pick up/drop off service is available for an additional $15pp if staying in Wahgunyah, Corowa or Rutherglen. Cost - No chargeMore Information please contact Pfeiffer Wines on 02 6033 2805.
Celebrate the works of some of the “pfinest” photographers in our region when they showcase their “pfabulous” photographic pieces within our historic cellar door. Visitors are also invited to participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their “pfavourite” photograph. Entry is free and all original pieces will be for sale.
The arrival of Spring is always an eagerly awaited event – in the paddock, for the farmer and within the garden, for this is the season where the bounty of the harvest begins. To celebrate its return we invite you to join us at our picturesque winery on Saturday September 20th, when we host our Welcome To Spring Farmers Market. Our dedicated regional producers and growers will showcase an array of the freshest spring produce available, from crisp asparagus to new season garlic, gourmet cheese and tender spring goat to artisan sourdough breads. There will be hot food and fresh coffee all day and of course all of our award winning Pfeiffer wines will be available for tasting and sales. 9am – 3pm, No charge.
Brisk mornings, woollen jumpers and roaring fires… winter is well and truly here. What better way to celebrate this new season than to stock up on your favourite winter produce at our Winter Farmers Market. We will have hot food, live music and good coffee, and of course an array of the best winter produce available, from the crisp heads of broccoli and cauliflower to new season apples and pears. Chestnuts, cheese, bread, olives, meat and much more….we will have all the necessities that you will need to get you through the cold winter days. Cost - No charge.
Plans for the development of Wahgunyah’s Rail Reserve, near where the railway station used to be west of Nestle’s Uncle Tobys factory, will take an exciting step forward with the presentation of a draft Master Plan prepared by the Wahgunyah Progress Association and community members.
Planning
Planning and building permits explained: planning is usually concerned with how land will be used and developed; building permits are concerned with construction quality and its safety.
Planning and building compliance
Planning Permit Application Forms and FeesPlanning Permits & Planning Scheme Amendments Fee Schedule
Direct any inquiries on the Permit Application process to the Planning Unit, Indigo Shire Council, Yackandandah.
Planning useful links
Policies and strategies
Policies regarding heritage
Indigo Shire’s Community Survey results indicate an improvement in the percentage of people who rated Council’s overall performance as adequate, good or excellent, with an increase from 63% in 2011 to 75% in 2012.
Fun Run starting from the Old Beechworth Prison round the Gorge to the New Beechworth Correctional Centre in Flat Rock Road. There will be stalls, sausage sizzle and children's entertainment at the Beechworth Correctional Centre. Transport will be provided for competitors requiring transport back to Beechworth. Registrations commence at 9am.
The Progress Bulletin is distributed to Councillors at Council meetings at regular intervals throughout the year.
The Protected Disclosure Act and policy aims to ensure openness and accountability by encouraging people to make disclosures and protecting them when they do.
Protecting heritage with overlays
Indigo Shire Council prepares a range of Public Notices to keep the community informed about events and projects at Council and around the community.
Wahgunyah residents are keen to have the Rail Reserve in the town cleaned up and become accessible for the community and users of the rail trail, which runs through the area.
Rainbow Fair - Beechworth Uniting Church
Your rates contribute to about one third of Council's overall budget, which also includes government contributions, fees and charges.
Ratepayers were recently sent rates instalment notices which contained some small but important errors.
Indigo Shire Councillors support recognition of Local Government in the Australian Constitution.
Indigo Shire Council is currently compiling a calendar of events for 2013. The events will be included on the shire’s website and where possible also listed in tourism’s quarterly festivals and events guide. Please fill out your event details by clicking here. Once completed, please email the completed event form to Indigo Shire Council Tourism Support Officer, Therese Crane tcrane@indigoshire.vic.gov.au.
All dogs and cats over three months of age must be registered with Council. Once your dog or cat is registered, they receive a Council identification number.
A public workshop was held at Beechworth on 22 May, 2012, to discuss designs for the proposed new office.
This exciting sequence of works is about looking at the rhythms, forms and tones of our everyday environment whether it be figurative or landscape based. In essence these abstractions are about the tensions and harmonies created through the constant change, timbre and flux of our lives and our environment.
Indigo Shire Mayor, Cr Larry Goldsworthy, said today the draft Budget for 2012-13 would ensure that Council's objectives could be met in the coming financial year, while cementing Indigo Shire's position among the lowest-rating Shires in Victoria.
Restrictive Covenants & Section 173 Agreements
Updated office plans for Yackandandah - February 2013
The Gran Fondo Beechworth cycling immersion is coming to North East Victoria! Beechworth will host the superb three-day cycling event from 19 to 21 April 2013.
Information about local sealed and gravel roads, drains and the Shire's parks, gardens and reserves.
A project to remove feral olive trees from high conservation roadsides around Rutherglen and Chiltern is making great progress, according to the steering group managing the project.
Council is seeking feedback on its draft Roadside Management Plan.
Council's Roadside Weed Initiative assists landholders to stop the spread of weeds on roadsides next to their property.
Overview of conservation on roadsides
Dingle Road, Beechworth, has been upgraded between Stanley Road and Madman Gully Road within budget and ahead of schedule despite difficult working conditions.
Indigo Shire Council will repair and repaint the rotunda in the Town Hall Gardens in Beechworth. It is the oldest rotunda in Victoria.
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"In the Regions" Moving Image project.
The last remaining Agricultural Show in the Indigo Shire, the Rutherglen Show provides a traditional Agricultural Show experience with horse events, Animal exhibits and the best of country cooking, arts and crafts on display. A true family experience with lots to see and ample free entertainment to enjoy.
Rutherglen Lions Park 6pm. Kids special time singing, sausage sizzle and Santa. 8.30pm traditional carols. Please note date to be confirmed.
The annual Rutherglen Country Fair, one of the largest in the country, stretches the entire length of Main Street with over 300 stalls. There’s fun and entertainment for the whole family including grape treading, barrel racing and live music.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale that will include fresh seasonable fruit and vegetables, local extra virgin olive oils, hand crafted chocolates, free range eggs, Nashi juice, marmalades and spreads, and much more.
Featuring music from Listerdale, Chris Pianto, Indigo, The Thieves, AM War, Mealz, Hendo, and Distant Memory. Also hosting the Alpine Shire Battle of the Bands tie-breaker between Jess Gay and Lars and the Russians.Come along for a great night of live music -- acoustic, hip-hop, originals and covers, soloists and awesome bands.6pm-11pm, 20 July 2013 at the Rutherglen Football clubrooms. $5 at the door.Fully supervised. Alcohol, drug and tobacco-free event. Sponsored by Indigo Shire, the Victorian Government, Alpine Shire and the Rutherglen Football Club. See www.freeza.vic.gov.au
The issue of heavy vehicles in Main Street Rutherglen has been an issue for Rutherglen residents over many years.
Rutherglen kindergarten has received a $293,602 Early Learning Facility Upgrade Grant from the Victorian Government’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, to build an extra room on to their existing facility.
One Man's trash, another man's treasure! 8am to 2pm, maps available from 7:45am at the Lions Clubhouse (the old Railway Station) for a $2.00 donation. Sausage Sizzle & drinks available. To participate, contact Rutherglen Wine Experience, 57 Main Street, Rutherglen: 02 6033 6306 or 1800 622 871.
Rutherglen Map
Off the Hume Freeway about three hours from Melbourne
The Rutherglen Wine Show incorporating The Australian Fortified Wine Show –. Each year the “Wines of the Show Awards” are presented at a special Awards dinner. This exclusive dining experience matches the best of Rutherglen cuisine with award winning wines from previous Rutherglen Wine Shows. Limited tickets are available to the public.
The Rutherglen Wine Show incorporating The Australian Fortified Wine Show. An opportunity to taste the best commercial wines Australia has to offer plus some of the rare and exclusive fortified wines for which the Rutherglen wine producing region is renowned. A unique tasting experience.
From crisp Rhone-style table wines to warming reds and world-class Muscats, Rutherglen Winery Walkabout is a great way to taste and compare some of the best new wines coming out of Rutherglen. Join in the excitement of Victoria’s original wine festival.
Sandy Creek - Map
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
artist to be confirmed). Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
(artist to be confirmed). Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
School children from Wahgunyah, Sandy Creek and Wooragee will have the opportunity to see their dreams turned into reality – well, almost.
Updated septic form 2014 edition
Landing page for Front Page quick links
Services for children and families
Indigo Shire Council provides services to help residents to live as independently as possible in their community.
Access to disability services in the Indigo Shire.
A directory of services and links collected for easy access.
Australia’s first Australian-born Governor-General, Sir Isaac Isaacs, went to school in Yackandandah and Beechworth and had a 47-year association with Indigo Shire including being the first Member for the federal seat of Indi at the time of Federation in 1901.
Jones Winery & Vineyard have teamed up with Michael Frederick from Morrison Street Continental Butchers to bring you an afternoon of food smoking, delicious fare and stunning wines.Michael will be demonstrating how to smoke a variety of foods. There will be lots of instructions, tips and plenty of opportunity for questions in this intimate smoking demonstration. Jones Café chef Kate Akrap will present a three course feast with “smoke” as the theme. Winemaker Mandy Jones will carefully select, from our range of boutique wines, the perfect wine match for each dish.Michael Frederick is one of the region’s market leaders in fine continental meat cuts, smallgoods and delicacies. Mandy Jones is a renowned winemaker from Rutherglen. Kate Akrap is one of the regions most talented chefs. Michael, Mandy and Kate are passionate about their products, where they are from and how they are produced. Event is part of High Country Harvest - http://www.highcountryharvest.com.au/
Indigo Shire, along with six other North East Councils, has been involved in the Solar North East Project, which closes in early December2012
Solar PV Installation Guide - assist residents with the PV installation process
Council from time to time establishes Special Committees, below is a list of the Committees and their functions.
Sport & Recreation
This event, dedicated to the love of great food and great wine in great company, is the perfect way to celebrate the start of Spring . Enjoy a Spring inspired long lunch on the banks of the Murray River then dance your day away to lively tunes. Event starts at 12.30pm - Cost $80pp inc. lunch, wine and live entertainment. Discount for Wine Club Membership. Transport Buses from Corowa, Rutherglen, Wahgunyah Albury/Wodonga and Wangaratta.
Regional Gay and Lesbian festival for all in Yackandandah.
Stand pipes are located throughout Shire and provides water free of charge for stock use only.
Stanley residents have an opportunity to update their Community Plan, which they developed as part of Indigo Shire Council's Community Strengthening Project in 2010.
Starts at 7pm, cost $25 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8.15pm for film showing, without BBQ tea – cost $12. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au , Emma/Matt at Chiltern Post Office or Kath/Tony at Gillman Real Estate, Main Street, Rutherglen. www.crceg.com.au
Starts at 7pm, cost $25 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8.15pm for film showing, without BBQ tea – cost $12. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au , Emma/Matt at Chiltern Post Office or Kath/Tony at Gillman Real Estate, Main Street, Rutherglen. www.crceg.com.au
Starts at 7pm, cost $25 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8.15pm for film showing, without BBQ tea – cost $12. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au , Emma/Matt at Chiltern Post Office or Kath/Tony at Gillman Real Estate, Main Street, Rutherglen. www.crceg.com.au
New business advice from business.gov.au
Autumn Firewood Collection Season has started, and firewood can be collected from designated areas of State forests and those parks where firewood collection is permitted.
Road closures in the Rutherglen area as a result of storm damage.
Strategic planning
Youth Week 2014 in Indigo Shire will launch "Balance", a program of skate park jams, drumming workshops, art, music, theatre and the launch of the winners' video from last year's Skate Park series.
The Osbornes Flat Hall was the perfect setting as the communities of Allans Flat and Osbornes Flat came together on 18 April to share their energy and a united community vision. Twenty four locals took part in Indigo Shire’s Community Strengthening team’s latest Community Feast which has been a popular concept to engage residents in an informal community planning activity.
Subdividing land
Four category winners and two highly commended entries from the 2012 Indigo Shire Sustainability Awards.
Four category winners and two highly commended entries from the 2012 Indigo Shire Sustainability Awards.
A school, a subdivision, a 'non-toxic' business and a website have taken out Indigo Shire Council's Sustainability Awards this year.
Indigo Shire’s five swimming pools in Yackandandah, Chiltern, Rutherglen, Tangambalanga and Beechworth will officially open this Saturday 19 November. Swimmers can expect improved facilities including the Chiltern swimming pool repainted, new chlorine tanks installed at Beechworth and Yackandandah pools and the entrance to the Rutherglen pool has a new coat of paint.
Indigo Shire residents are reminded to keep an eye out for swooping birds as the spring breeding season begins.
The past year has been a particularly bad one for the numbers of Elm leaf beetle attacking Elm trees in Indigo Shire.
Swimmers of Rutherglen will be taking up the challenge to swim 27,160 laps of the Rutherglen Pool in the 28 days of February 2014, to equal the return distance from Rutherglen to Atauro Island.
Emergency places of last resort
Registration and Statement of Trade for all Temporary Food Premises under new State Legislation.
Click here to see current Council Tenders and Expressions of Interest
Run by the Yackandandah Primary School a great day for the whole family.
This Fortified Wine Show is the nation’s premier event for the assessment of fortified wines and is supported by fortified wine producers throughout Australia. The combined Awards Dinner and Public Tasting for the Rutherglen Wine Show and The Australian Fortified Wine Show feature these premium wines for the public’s tasting pleasure. Where better to hold such an event than in Rutherglen, the home of great Australian Fortified wines.
Our annual Bobbie Burns Dinner is our 'night of nights' for the year at Campbells. Guests will enjoy back vintage 'Bobbie Burns' Shiraz and the latest 'new look' release of the Rutherglen icon.
Are you a lover of art and ever wondered what it would be like to actually take a step off the edge into the unknown? In this exhibition even though the edges are anything but precisely defined, you will undoubtedly get a sense that these artists are stepping off the edge. Come & join us for this exciting art show where you get to explore the edges, may that be a literal, geographical or conceptual edge, the melting point of creativity is yours to behold. Featuring contemporary artworks by Jan Clements, Ellen Engwerda, Karen Gray, Sue Larmour & Cheryl Webster.
With the imposing Rutherglen Wine Bottle as a backdrop cyclists will tackle 'the straight' along Jones Road in a knockout sprint event to suit all ages and abilities. Cyclists who have competed will be in the running to take home the title of Flat Chat Champion. Limited numbers across various categories.
Introduction by Joans Sims to the 2012 lecture.
Registration from 08:30am, Race starts 10:00am, Sunday 27 April. The Kiewa/Tangambalanga Lions Club is orgainising a family fun run and walk. The family walk or run is along the Huon Reserve. Choose the 5km or 10km course. Walk or run along the Rail Trail that fronts the Huon Weir from the Huon Reserve to the Murray Valley Highway.
The ride gives you access to four Beechworth vineyards and cellar doors some of which would not normally be open for visits and tastings. Largely downhill, the 15km ride would be suitable for casual cyclists and even families. Please note, date to be confirmed. Check on Beechworth Visitor Information Centre's website for details.
A cycling tour of the Beechworth Vineyards. The ride gives you access to four Beechworth vineyards and cellar doors some of which would not normally be open for visits and tastings. Largely downhill, the 15km ride would be suitable for casual cyclists and even families. Please note date to be confirmed. Please check Beechworth Visitor Information Centre's website for details.
A cycling tour of the Beechworth Vineyards. The ride gives you access to four Beechworth vineyards and cellar doors some of which would not normally be open for visits and tastings. Largely downhill, the 15km ride would be suitable for casual cyclists and even families. Date to be confirmed, please check on the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre's website.
More than 40 homes selling their goodies. Gold coin donation for map.
The final piece in a project looking at what Indigo Shire might be like in the year 2030 – a film – will be launched next Thursday, 13 September, in Yackandandah.
A new waste collection system will be rolled out across the region, primarily for urban residents.
Information sessions about the 2013 awards and categories.
Beechworth and Rutherglen have been named as finalists in the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2013.
To demolish a house or outside buildings
To display business signage
To extend my home
To get a liquor licence
To open a business
To open a restaurant or cafe
To put in a driveway (crossover)
To put in a water tank
To put up a fence
To remove or cut down a tree
To run a business from home
To set up a Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
Our love of all things French at Jones Winery stems from winemaker Mandy Jones’ 14 years in Bordeaux and the influence continues through to the dishes served at Jones Café. It is only natural to celebrate the spectacular Tour de France with a culinary tribute to the great race!During the tour Jones Café will feature a special dish representative of the region the riders are in at the time. This year’s tour actually starts in Leeds with the first 3 stages in England before hitting the more familiar north of France and onto the French Alps before the traditional finish in Paris. Pick your favourite and book in for lunch or even come each week and try all four dishes. Maybe you will be inspired to ride your bike in.
Each month the Tourism Department produces a eNewsletter featuring tourism and business news and opportunities.
Indigo Shire is situated in Victoria's picturesque North East. It borders the Murray River, the Australian Alps and is 270km north east of Melbourne.
A comprehensive list of tourism-related facilities, businesses and activities across the Indigo Shire.
Visitor Information Centres
News and views on events and tourism-related information.
Transfer stations
The Tree Management Plan provides for the protection and enhancement of trees in the Indigo Shire.
Indigo Shire Council received advice today that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has approved a permit for a quarry on Skeleton Hill at Chiltern.
List of VicRoads maintained Roads.
A summary of the bushfire recovery process over the past five years, and progress on actions outlined in the October 2009 Rebuilding Together Plan.
Viral gastro causes vomiting, nausea, headache, fever and chills, lasting 12-60 hours. The spread of infection to other people in close contact is very common.
Visitor Information Centre provide destination and activity suggestions for visitors across the Shire.
The Historic Precinct is seeking motivated and reliable people to join the expanding team of Volunteers.
The Wahgunyah Progress Association (History Group) will be highlighting the history of the wine industry in Wahgunyah. The five local wineries and other grape growers in the area will be participating. The importance of the Wahgunyah Research Station in the rescue of the Victorian wine industry will be featured with many historic photographs as well as other events during the weekend.
The Beechworth Trees Consultative Group has organised a "tree walk" to inform residents about care of veteran trees in Beechworth.
Overview of Council's policy as it relates to water
To address concerns with slow water leaks at Rutherglen’s Lake King, the lake’s water level is in the process of being lowered.
This page provides an overview of the collaborative action being taken to address the threat posed by Serrated Tussock.
This page provides an overview of the collaborative action being taken to address the threat posed
Description of WONS
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What will Indigo Shire be like for Violet in 2030? Violet will be 19 in 2030: what can she look forward to in terms of education, training, work, the changing climate, the environment that sustains us all, our rich culture and heritage?
The Lake Sambell Management Committee and Indigo Shire are inviting interested residents to discuss their vision for Lake Sambell, and come down and celebrate the 21st birthday of the Lake Sambell Committee of Management at Sandy Beach from 5-7pm on Saturday 19 November.
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Rutherlgen Showgrounds. There are three runs: The Classic 10km - features a new safer course, avoiding the busier roads but still with a few challenging climbs! The 3km Challenge - perfect for the less serious runner & open to all ages. And the 1km run - a safer course for the kids (12 & under only), now inside the show grounds & around part of the golf course , Over $500 of prize money & prizes. 10 km & 3 km runs = $10 adults & $5 juniors (under 16). 1 km run = gold coin donation. Registrations start from 8am & all runs start at 10.15am. Sponsored by the Winemakers of Rutherglen & brought to you by the Rutherglen Rotary Club.
Craft, plants, cakes & product, books, trash & treasure, devonshire tea, bbq, kids activities and musical entertainment. Stalls at Wooragee, on the Wodonga Beechworth Road. To book a stall ring the Wooragee Primary School.
Two Indigo Shire Landcare groups have started the battle to control the spread of wild olive trees on roadsides and public land in the Rutherglen and Chiltern areas.
Indigo Shire Council and the Beechworth Treescape Group have agreed that an Interim Consultative Group will work with Council on tree management in Beechworth until a permanent group can be set up.
Council approval is needed to undertake works within Municipal Road Reserves
"In the Regions" Moving Image project.
The Yackandandah Carols by Candlelight is being held at the Yackandandah Memorial Gardens. Lions Club BBQ begins at 6pm. Carols at 7.30pm.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Cost is $9.00 for Adults, $6.00 for children and $25.00 for a family (four).
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Yackandandah Map - Senior Citizens Hall
Indigo Shire Council has decided to keep the historic miner’s cottage on its present site in Wellsford Street, Yackandandah, as part of its new office project in the town.
On the third Saturday of each month we hold our monthly food swap, recently moved to the new Yackandandah Community Garden (William Street, next to the swimming pool). At 9.30 am the produce starts rolling in and the swap finishes around 11:00 am. A wide range of produce is swapped each month, ranging from; leafy greens, garlic, onions, peppers, zucchini, olives, beans, seasonal fruits, preserves, seeds and seedlings, egg cartons and glass jars – even the occasional rooster, chicken and duck!. The list keeps growing as community members come up with their own creative ideas for tradeable items.The swap is a fantastic opportunity to learn about growing vegetables and fruit, share gardening tips or just have a cup of tea with new and old friends. Dates for 2014 – Saturday 15 March then 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September, 18 October and 15 November.
This showcases 12 identities from the 19th Century and their counterparts in the community today. The exhibition will also feature postcards from the Yackandandah Primary School, showing their interpretation of some present Yackandandah identities. Conversations in the red chair - interviews with the "new" identities featured in the exhibition. Two identities will be interviewed at each session. • January 8• January 22• February 5.This exhibition will be on display until April 2012 during the usual opening times.
Featuring two signature cloths, one early 1920's for the Presbyterian Church Yackandandah as a fundraiser; the other a fundraiser for the Bush Nursing Hospital in Yackandandah for their new hospital built in 1929. Both have wonderful stories and together show about 400 local names. This exhibition will be on display until March 2013 during the usual opening times Wednesday-Sunday 11 till 4, School holidays every day, 11 till 4 Including Children's activities.
Updated plans for Indigo Shire Council's Yackandandah office will go on display by the end of this week.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $5. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Yackandandah Option A February 2013.
Yackandandah Option B February 2013.
Yackandandah Theatre Company - Public Hall - High Street. The Yackandandah Theatre Company has been bringing quality theatre to the local community since 2001. The production for October is yet to be decided but check out our website for details - arts.yackandandah.com. Friday 8pm and Saturday 2pm & 8pm.
Yackandandah Theatre Company - Public Hall - High Street. The Yackandandah Theatre Company has been bringing quality theatre to the local community since 2001. The production for May is yet to be decided but check out our website for details. Friday 8pm and Saturday 2pm & 8pm.
Comedy, dramas, animations and thrillers will be the order of the day at the inaugural screening of the 7 Hours and 7 Minutes short film festival to be held at the Bruarong Hall on Sunday 27 November from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Local Government is the third tier of government in Australia and is regarded as the closest level of government to the people. Indigo Shire Council is one of 79 Councils across Victoria.
Council has seven councillors who serve the community for a four year term. Councillors were elected to office in October 2012.
Forty people attended Indigo Shire’s Youth Awards night on 14 June at the Tangambalanga Community Centre to celebrate the amazing young people of the Indigo Shire.
Youth Services in Indigo Shire are diverse and exciting. Opportunities exist to participate, to have input and to enhance and develop new skills and to come together and celebrate.
A cycling adventure in the glorious north-east. Calling all chaps, dandies and bon vivants, join us for a weekend of cycling revelry and high fashion in 'vintage' Rutherglen. Three leisurely stages of cycling through the picturesque countryside, dotted with three unforgettable epicurean experiences. The day will feature a memorable French inspired brunch, provincial 'pique nique' in the vines, and a little 'chocolat' to satisfy your sweet tooth to finish. Participants are encouraged to step out in vintage style (think tweed, plaid skirts, op shop glamour) and retro bikes will be more than suitable on this gentle 25km loop. Please note that helmets are required to participate in 'The Sweet Cycle'.
WIN one of 40 Wattson energy monitors valued at over $200 by entering the Watt Watchers competition run by Solar North East, by sharing your home energy efficiency, sustainability or solar power story.

Last updated: 29 July 2011