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There will be stalls, demonstrations, food, plants for sale, Kids' Corner and a children's' scarecrow competition. Entry $10.00 per family. "Crafty Business in the Garden" will be presented by Rutherglen and District Garden Club on Sunday 2nd November 2014 from 10am to 4pm at 274 Main Street West, Rutherglen.
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
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Habitat Protection project
The Indigo Sustainability Awards have been established to acknowledge innovative projects and share ideas among community members.
Any individual or group who has demonstrated the spirit of comradeship and selfless service embodied in the tradition of ANZAC is eligible for nomination.
Swim, bike and run. Compete against people from as far away as Wagga Wagga, Albury, Bendigo and Benalla. Senior Event Bike - 22 Km, Pool swim 200m, Run 5Km.Junior & Back of the Pack Event Bike - 10 Km, Pool swim 200m, Run 3.5Km.
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
Electic Line Clearance Management Plan 2014 -2015
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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.
Nominations are currently being called for the ANZAC Awards
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.
This is an exhibition to get the pulse racing for any petrol head. Michael Laubli has combined his extraordinary imagination with his talent of sculpting with engine parts. Through Michael’s interaction with the world around him, he embodies a vast range of ideas into quirky forms using recycled car parts so people can connect and experience the essence that lies within each work of art. The exhibition opens 5.30pm Saturday 25 October and runs through until the 9 November 2014.
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.
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.
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.
See all six gardens for $20 (pay at participating gardens) –all proceeds shared with Oxfam, the Stanley community post office and heritage-listed Athenaeum. 1. 14 Fletcher Rd, Beechworth - 1.3km south of Beechworth post office, off Buckland (Myrtleford) Rd. 2. 2 Scott Street, Newtown, Beechworth - off Wangaratta Rd (C315) west of Newtown Bridge & Malakoff Rd. 3. Wallasey-Beaumaris - 11 Weir Lane, Beechworth - 4km south of Beechworth off Buckland (Myrtleford) Rd (C524) & Library Rd. 4. Planetrees - 819 Stanley Rd, Stanley - 9km south-east of Beechworth on Beechworth-Stanley Rd (C525). 5. Nine Mile Garden 55-61 Mount Stanley Rd, Stanley. 9km south-east of Beechworth (C525), Mount Stanley Road (left-hand fork) for 500m. 6. Out of Town Nursery & Humming Garden - 980 Chiltern-Beechworth Rd, Beechworth - Directions: 11.2km off Beechworth-Chiltern Rd (C377). 7. Mayday Hills, Beechworth. Freely-open gardens for its rare and extraordinary trees.
Town Hall Gardens from 7.30pm.
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
10km and 3 km events starting at Beechworth Secondary College. Very scenic route, 10km going through the picturesque bushland gorge, historic town streets, and golf course. Named Best family fun run in Australia in 2010 by Run4yourLife magazine. Registrations and information at www.beechworthfunrun.com.au.
Alterations to Beechworth Option C based on recommendations from public consultation 12 June 2012.
(first Saturday of every month) from 8am to-12.30pm. 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 8am to-12.30pm. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
(first Saturday of every month) from 8am to 12.30pm. 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.
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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
A day and night of music, good safe times, free camping and a complete sensory overload! Join us for a diverse range of alternative music, acts and artists to allow you to indulge in the soundtrack of this weekend. The second Beechworth Music Festival will be held in the beautiful rolling hills of the former Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum (now decommissioned!). The stage is set at the bottom of the Madman’s Gully Amphitheatre with mountain views in the background and tree shaded fence lines.We want to provide a range of great benefits for all involved, from providing opportunities for young and upcoming local and regional bands, involvement by local community and business organisations, promoting the local and regional areas, operating ethically and above all providing some great alternative music and entertainment for fans. We will also be donating 5% of the profits to a local cause or charity. Rock on BMF 2015! Gates open at 9am
Indigo Shire Council last night gave the go-ahead for the Beechworth Council office extension.
Pedal from patch to patch gathering a clutch of knowledge and new ideas to galvanize your green thumb. With around 10 of Beechworth and Stanleys best 'grow your own' backyard fruit and veg gardens on display you can meander a little or a lot. At the old Beechworth railway station is a mini food growing festival, pick up your ride map and free showbag from the Landcare tent, buy some vegetable seedlings and grab a local paddock to plate meal or fresh coffee from the pop up café. Learn the art of composting, espaliering, no dig gardening, raised beds, mini gardens, community gardens, pest management, seed saving, heirloom varieties, crop rotation and all manner of other little tricks that will inspire you to grow right with rosy cheeks! Open to anyone with a bike. Kids most welcome! Growing food at home is revolutionary. Tending, collecting, observing, harvesting, cooking & eating from your very own garden is the stuff of noble men and women! $10 adult, $5 kids, $20 family.
A rodeo event affiliated with the Australian Professional Rodeo Association. Beechworth Rodeo is a great family day out with a full program of events including: Bull Ride; Saddle Bronc Ride; Bareback Bronc Ride; Barrel Race; Rope and Tie; Steer Wrestle; Team Roping and Breakaway Roping.The best riders in Australia will be competing with events running throughout the day and into the evening. There is also sideshow entertainment for the kids, trade stalls and lots of food and beverage options. It is sure to be another great year so make sure you come along and have some fun for the whole family. Madman's Gully Amphitheatre, Mayday Hills.
Emergancy places of last resort
Get ready for summer with a spring clean and sell your unwanted gear at the Beechworth Scouts Car Boot Sale. Located behind the Scout Hall in Lower Finch Street. $25 per site and sites are limited. Book now with Amanda on 0412 563 620.
Replacement trees have been planted in Loch Street, Beechworth, after some decaying trees were removed as part of a comprehensive street tree rehabilitation and conservation process for Beechworth.
Beechworth was named Tidy Town of the Year at Saturday night's Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2014.
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.
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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.
At a Council Meeting on Tuesday 24 June 2014, Indigo Shire Council adopted the Budget for the 2014-15 financial year.
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
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Business Information for Indigo Shire
Cigarette butts consistently top of the list of litter items in Australia. It's time for smokers pick up their act.
The Love Local Buy Local campaign will celebrate businesses and reward shoppers with television game show-style grocery grab prizes.
Volunteers are required to meet and greet visitors and introduce them to the Ned Kelly Vault, which opens in August this year..
A perfect time to unwind with friends and family. Indulge in delicious regional fare and kids will love our Easter egg hunts, face painting and a jumping castle all on our spacious lawns. Parents can enjoy new release tastings at Cellar Door, a muscat and chocolate tasting and stock up on some of Campbells much sought after back vintage wines.
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.
St Joseph’s Catholic School Chiltern will celebrate and give thanks for what has been achieved in more than a hundred years of Catholic Education in the community.The celebrations will begin with the annual ball on Friday night. Barrie Cassidy, an old boy of the school, will be in attendance and will interview a handful of past students on their time at St Joseph’s. On Saturday the school will open its doors to visitors with photos and displays of times past. An afternoon ceremony will see the unveiling of several permanent St Joseph’s Storyboards, with a local historian providing a brief history of the school and the school children presenting several items for the enjoyment of visitors. A cemetery walk and more opportunity to catch up will follow as the afternoon progresses. On Sunday a Mass of Thanksgiving will be conducted at 10am with a picnic lunch to follow. Then a Time Capsule will be sealed and lowered into the soil and final thanks made.
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 market 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.
One of the largest antique shows in regional Australia this is an event not to be missed by the serious collector of fine antiques.
Held at Lakeside Music Bowl, Martin Park - BBQ tea at 6pm with Pre-Carols entertainment at 6.30pm and the Main Program at 7pm. Please note date to be confirmed.
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, barbecue and wine. Markets commence that 10am and end at 2pm. Come along for a fun day at Lake View House (National Trust Property).
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.
A full pro rodeo event prescribed by the Professional Rodeo Association of Australia. Fun and entertainment for the whole family includes bull ride, barrel race and much more.
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 more than 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.
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.
Indigo Shire Council is partnering with Beechworth Urban and Sustainability Landcare to host a visit by Canadian public speaker and educator Nicole Foss on the links between climate change, energy and finance.
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.
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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.
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
Community information on repairs to Lake Sambell dam wall, and the Lake Sambell masterplan.
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.
Indigo Shire Council has approved community grants valued at $47,500 and agreed to increase the grant fund ceiling to $50,000 next financial year.
Contact details
Contact details for the Economic Development Team
Leaving children in a car, even for a short period, can be fatal.
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.
Due to printing complications, the Rates Notices have been delayed. Council apologies for the delay, and will extend the time to pay.
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.
DSE Designated Firewood Collection Areas
A much awaited annual event where both adults and kids will be entertained! Visit the cellar door to taste the latest vintages, enjoy a gastronomic experience at the one hat Terrace Restaurant, samples artisan cheeses and local produce in Indigo Cheese Co. or just enjoy live music on the winery lawn. Kids will be amused by jumping castle and face painting.
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
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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.
The Municipal Fire Prevention Officer will begin inspecting properties for fire hazards in Rutherglen, Wahgunyah, Chiltern, Barnawartha, Yackandandah, Kiewa-Tangambalanga, Beechworth and Stanley.
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.
Residents can dispose of used unwanted car batteries at the Beechworth and Rutherglen Transfer Stations during opening hours.
Free- Mobile Muster
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.
Friends meet every first Saturday/Sunday of the month to work in the Park – weeding, revegetating, checking nest-boxes etc. All are welcome!
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.
Orator Jenny Coles worked in East Timor as the right hand of Kirsty Sword Gusmao for five years. Jenny now divides her time supporting Kirsty’s activities and overseeing projects in Timor. The Oration is supported by Indigo Shire Council, WAW Credit Union and LaTrobe University. 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.
Grand Parade, Street Stalls, Golden Putter Competition, Carnival and Rides, Massive Easter Egg Hunt, Craft Markets, Vintage Vehicle displays, Buskers and loads of events over the Easter Weekend. Program to be announced.
Indigo Shire Council has a role in the community to support 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
45th annual celebration of the late author Ethel Florence Richardson pseudonym Henry Handel Richardson. Enjoy the society’s annual oration at Lake View House.
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
Information on eligibility and applying for Heritage loans.
Community groups seeking to improve or enhance their local amenities and landscapes can apply for funding of up to $50,000.
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.
Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee
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.
Award Recipients and Commendations
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 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 IEAC members
Summary of the ojectives of the Indigo Environment Advisory Committee
Summary of the role and responsibilities 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.
A $650,000 project to provide better slip resistance and reduce future maintenance costs is to commence next week.
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.
Indigo Shire Council will replace the kerb and channel along the western side of Main Street between High and Reid streets.
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.
Indigo Shire is looking for mentors for learner drivers. Funded by VicRoads, the progam helps young people attain their 120 practice hours needed to sit for their licence test.
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.
Indigo Shire Council provides several leash-free areas so dogs and their owners can enjoy the great outdoors.
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.
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 Sunday 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 an afternoon at St Leonards Vineyard. Bring the family; enjoy fine wine, delicious food & great live music on the lush green grass from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Living in Indigo information
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
More than one dwelling on a lot, dual occupancy, units and granny flats
In its 149th year in 2015 the Rutherglen Regatta is Australia’s oldest rowing regatta and in 2009 voted the most popular regatta in Victoria. Features two days of exciting rowing with events held every three minutes from 8am to 5pm. A special feature this year is the sprint four and sprint eight championships of Victoria. Held at picturesque Lake Moodemere five km west of Rutherglen on the Murray Valley Highway. Free event. Refreshments available at the regatta.
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.
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.
Grab your gardening gloves and make tracks for Spring Creek, Lake Sambell, on Sunday 27 July.
General information about native vegetation
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
Nomination form for Indigo Shire Council's
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (16-25 Years)
  • Community Organisation of the Year
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.
During August, Consumer Affairs Victoria is encouraging senior Victorians to learn more about their consumer rights, and how to protect themselves and loved ones against scams.
Australian Music Events is delighted to present Opera in the Alps, featuring David Hobson, Silvie Paladino and Opera Scholars Australia. The 100 voiced chorus and the Alpha Sinfonia Orchestra will again be led by the virtuoso conductor Guy Noble. Join us for a night to remember under the stars at the picturesque grounds of Baarmutha Park, Beechworth Gates and food/wine stalls open at 5:30pm. The concert will commence at 8.15pm and conclude at 10:40pm. Enquiries and bookings - 1300 366 321 or www.beechworthonline.com.au.
Our organisation is structured into 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.
Summer heralds a bounty of seasonal produce, from fresh cherries and berries to juicy apricots and peaches. Vegetables are at their most vibrant and colourful best and the assortment of summer herbs are fragrant and perfumed. To celebrate summer and the success of our Spring Farmers Market, we have decided to continue with the seasonal market theme by hosting a Welcome to Summer Farmers Market. With loads of fresh seasonal produce, gourmet foods and great coffee, it is the perfect time to come along and stock up on all the goodies you will need to celebrate into the New Year!
The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of artists who have visited the winery and have painted, drawn, sketched or photographed a distinctive winery scene – be it the natural bush setting, the historic buildings or the century old wooden bridge. Visitors are also invited to participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their “pfavourite” artwork whilst at the winery. All original artworks will be for sale. More Information please contact Pfeiffer Wines on 02 6033 2805.
Enjoy a relaxed morning, a delicious cooked breakfast and a glass of bubbles on our historic timber bridge overlooking the picturesque Sunday Creek this Easter Saturday and Sunday. From 9am, $50pp ($45 Pfeiffer Wine Club Members), Includes a glass of Pfeiffer Sparkling Pfizz White or Red.
Welcome in Easter Sunday with a dawn service held on our beautiful timber bridge overlooking the majestic Sunday Creek. From 6am, cost free.
Learn how to use your Digital SLR camera. Brenda Pomponio from 13 Acres and Erin Hartwig from Beechworth Photographers are combining their knowledge and experience to offer an interactive beginners workshop. If you’ve recently purchased a Digital SLR camera, this practical workshop is perfect! We’ll work through the foundations of photography to give you the confidence to get off the auto settings. Learn about file formats, DPI and Resolution and how to get the most out of your digital camera. Cost $170 (lunch provided) early bird $150 if you book by 30th September. Venue - the old stone hall at 7 Church Street.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
Opening Night Friday 6th from 6.30pm, entry $10 per person including a light supper, lucky program and Wine tasting compliments of the Wine Makers of Rutherglen. This will be in conjunction with "The Tastes of Rutherglen". Saturday 7th & 14th March from 10am - 4.30pm Sunday 8th & 15th March from 10am -3.30pm entry $5 per person including lucky program, children free. Pat Robinson 0408-205-200 probinson2@bigpond.com or Judy Carmody 02-6032-8680.
Rutherglen Lions Park 6pm. Kids special time singing, sausage sizzle and Santa. 8.30pm traditional carols. Please note date to be confirmed.
Indigo Shire Mayor Bernard Gaffney has praised the Victorian Tourism Minister Louise Asher for her forward thinking after her announcement last week that the State Government will fund an in-bound Chinese trade mission to the Rutherglen wine region.
Held at Memorial Hall; Dance to the ballroom sounds of one of Victoria's Premier dance bands, the fabulous Swing Masters.Dancing styles include Old Time, New Vogue, Modern and Latin, so come dancing for a weekend in historic Rutherglen at the beautiful Shire Ballroom.For more information on this event, please call 0412 995 590.
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.
Rutherglen Map
Off the Hume Freeway about three hours from Melbourne
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.
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.
Indigo Shire Council will pass on Carbon Tax savings to ratepayers as a result of lower landfill disposal costs introduced at the Albury Landfill.
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.
The Hume Region Significant Tracks and Trails Strategy 2014-23 has been formally adopted by the Hume Region Local Government Network.
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.
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
Join us and celebrate Victorian Seniors Week 2014 with these great free events across the Shire.
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.
This exhibition is part of the Beechworth Family Album 2014. Open 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday each month 10am – 12pm or by appointment.
This exhibition is part of the Beechworth Family Album 2014. Open 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday each month 10am – 12pm or by appointment.
Starts at 6.45pm, cost $28 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper. Or come along at 7.45pm for 8pm film showing without BBQ tea – cost $15. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au or Emma and Matt at Chiltern Post Office. www.crceg.com.au. Please note the earlier start time.
Star Theatre Chiltern - Australian Classic Movie night. Starts at 6.45pm, cost $28 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper. Or come along at 7.45pm for 8pm film showing without BBQ tea – cost $15. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au or Emma and Matt at Chiltern Post Office. www.crceg.com.au. Please note the earlier start time.
Starts at 6.45pm, cost $28 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper. Or come along at 7.45pm for 8pm film showing without BBQ tea – cost $15. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au or Emma and Matt at Chiltern Post Office. www.crceg.com.au. Please note the earlier start time.
Starts at 6.45pm, cost $28 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8pm for film showing, without BBQ tea – cost $15. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au or Emma and Matt at Chiltern Post Office. www.crceg.com.au. Please note the earlier start time.
Starts at 6.45pm, cost $28 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8pm for film showing, without BBQ tea – cost $15. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au or Emma and Matt at Chiltern Post Office. www.crceg.com.au. Please note the earlier start time. September's movie: “The View From Greenhaven” 2008 PG starring Chris Haywood and Wendy Hughes, Geoff Morrell, Steve Bisley, Russell Dykstra. We welcome our guest speaker - David Boyd from Sydney who will tell of his experiences in the making of the film.
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
Rutherglen hosts the ultimate gourmand's party under autumn skies. Leading regional chef's and winemakers partner together to present a choice of entrees matched perfectly to the best wines of the region.Plans are under way to add exciting new events and activities to North East Victoria's favourite food and wine festival Tastes for Rutherglen for 2015.
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.
Introduction by Joans Sims to the 2012 lecture.
Registration from 08:30am, Race starts 10:00am, Sunday 19 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 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)
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.
Victoria's high country regional tourism board
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.
Wahgunyah History Group's Heritage Day will feature the history and location of Wahgunyah's earliest wineries which were established during the 1860s. Early documentation and photos, plus a fine collection of early wine making equipment used at All Saints winery, plus awards on loan from the Andrew Smith Collection will be featured. Guest speaker, Ken Wilson formally from the Rutherglen DPI will be speaking and presenting early glass slides of the Wahgunyah Nursery showing the very important role the Nursery played in saving the wine industry from the ravages of Phylloxera. Other historic photos and maps will be featured. Light luncheon available. Gold coin donation.
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
Indigo Shire will welcome seven new citizens at a citizenship ceremony on Wednesday 17 September 2014 as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2014 celebrations.
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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.
Methods to pay your rates
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.
Part of the 2014 Beechworth Family Album. Launch 6.00pm, Friday 14th November
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
There will be readings of the writing of Ada Cambridge during a walk in Beechworth on Friday evening. On Saturday there will be readings of writing and poetry at the Post Office, a masterclass with Cate Kennedy, short story, poetry and memoir writing workshops at the Neighbourhood Centre and a dinner Conversation with Cate Kennedy and Kate Rotherham at the Nicholas Hotel. On Sunday there will be a Writers' Breakfast at Hotel Nicholas and readings and music at Pennyweight Winery in the afternoon. Please click on the link below to download a program from the Beechworth Arts Council website.
"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. Please check Cinema website for details.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Please check Cinema website for details.
Weekend full of live music, markets, workshops, busking, kids activities and great fun. Weekend passes and individual day tickets available.
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).
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.
Yackandandah Option A February 2013.
Yackandandah Option B February 2013.
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