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The Town Entry project is one of the key strategic projects of the Chiltern Placemaking and Structure Plan and will help promote Chiltern for visitors and residents.
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.
Habitat Protection project
The 2018 Tidy Towns Sustainable Community awards are back, hosted by Beechworth on 12 - 14 October.
After 17 years in business, Gary Hayward and Andy Stevens know the formula for success.
James Blunt will be bringing his The Afterlove Tour down under to All Saints Estate Rutherglen at A Day on the Green. 
A Good Life - a guide to living lightly
The start of one of the biggest infrastructure developments in Indigo Shire was officially launched today by Jaclyn Symes, MLC Northern Victoria.
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.
Indigo - it's different and this is why
Indigo Shire Council has approximately 200 full-time, part-time and casual employees. Our workforce has offices and depots in Beechworth, Chiltern, Yackandandah and Rutherglen.
The ACCC will not oppose Saputo’s proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn’s (ASX: MGC) assets, after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking from Saputo to divest Murray Goulburn’s Koroit plant.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today announced that it will not oppose the proposed sale of all of MG’s operating assets.
Details on registering a business under the Public Health & Wellbeing Act
Working together to build a fit, friendly and fun-filled community. Complete our survey for your chance to win some great prizes including 5 x Indigo Shire Pool Season passes and 5 x $50 Rebel Sport
Indigo Shire Council's Policies are guidelines for the many and varied issues that arise in the Shire.
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Advisory Committees are established by Council. They have no delegated powers but all have common core requirements and specific duties.
Council lobbies government and other relevant groups on issues of concern to the Indigo community
Indigo Shire Council is upgrading Allans Flat Road through March and April.
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
A responsible pet owner understands their pet's needs and is aware of community expectations.
Each year the State Government conducts a survey of all Local Government councils. Council and the Community can measure progress over time.
The Annual Report is produced by Indigo Shire Council and details programs and activities undertaken throughout the financial year.
The last remaining Agricultural Show in the Indigo Shire, providing a great family day out with horse events, animal exhibits and the best of country cooking, arts and crafts on display.
Alan Seymour’s play “The One Day of the Year” is to be performed in the Memorial Hall at Beechworth. 30-31 October & 6-7 November.
Anzac Day services across Indigo Shire, and details of road closures on 25 April.
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.
Exhibition showcasing two top regional artists and their extraordinary colour pallet.
Exhibition inspired by words, how they affect us and their translation into art form.
A unique assisting people to exist. All funds raised from art sales are donated to Aeta, the indigenous people of the Philippines.
Arts and Culture news
Asset Management Policy, Strategy, and Plans
The Audit Committee helps Indigo Shire Council in its oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, systems of internal control, audit processes, and monitoring compliance.
Australia Day this year will be celebrated across Indigo Shire with events in Barnawartha, Beechworth, Chiltern, Kiewa-Tangambalanga, Rutherglen and Yackandandah.
Indigo Shire is looking forward to a big January 26 welcome for Australia Day Ambassadors Stan Alves and Rob Gell.
Indigo Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Croucher today acknowledged the recipients of the Shire’s Australia Day awards.
Indigo Shire Council honours the achievements of its residents as part of the 2015 Australia Day celebrations.
Pat Robinson of Rutherglen is our Citizen of the Year in recognition of her tireless work in all of her volunteering positions over many decades.
The awards pay tribute to those who make extraordinary contributions to society or who are outstanding achievers in the Indigo community.
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.
Enjoy a classic Australian movie in the historic Star Theatre in Chiltern. $25 includes BBQ tea, film and supper. $15 movie only. Children half price.
Enjoy a classic Australian movie in the historic Star Theatre in Chiltern. $25 includes BBQ tea, film and supper. $15 movie only. Children half price.
The Autumn Firewood Collection Season for 2018 starts across Victoria on Thursday 1 March and closes on 30 June.
Autumn Leaves
Thanks to the Bendigo Bank, Beechworth now has its very own L2P learner driver vehicle.
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.
Location of Barnawartha Safer Places point
Have your say about the North East's waste and resource recovery issues, needs and priorities as we plan for the next decade ...
Promote the recycle message and help Keep Australia Beautiful.
"In the Regions" Moving Image project.
Fundraising fun for Beechworth Community Childcare Centre! Book a table or join someone else's.
A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. 
First Saturday of each month, you will find a great variety of fresh, local produce. Come by and have a chat with some passionate growers and producers of the region.
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.
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
Indigo Shire Council last night gave the go-ahead for the Beechworth Council office extension.
Emergancy places of last resort
A new generation of trees will be planted in Loch, Last and Williams streets, replacing 20 old and deteriorating street trees.
Beechworth was named Tidy Town of the Year at Saturday night's Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2014.
Ensuring North East Victoria maintains its position as Australia’s premier cycling destination.
Beechworth is a historic town built on the old gold rush days.
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.
Enjoy this laid back motorcycle show with blues music and fun activities.
Blue-green algae has been detetced in Lake King at Rutherglen. Indigo Shire Council has erected warning signs at the Lake.
DELWP has advised of high levels of blue-green algae in the Murray River between Lake Hume and Barham-Koondrook, including Lake Hume, Lake Mulwala and Lake Moodemere.
BreastScreen Victoria’s Mobile Screening Service will make its first visit to Beechworth in July.
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Bridge Road Brewers are turning 12. Join them for a fun filled birthday party with live music and of course their delicious beer.
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.
At a Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 June 2015, Indigo Shire Council adopted the Budget for the 2015-16 financial year.
At a Council Meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2016, Indigo Shire Council adopted the Budget for the 2016-17 financial year.
At a Council Meeting on Tuesday 27 June 2017, Indigo Shire Council adopted the Budget for the 2017-18 financial year.
We are delighted to present this Budget for 2018/19, which will deliver a balanced cash budget for the first time in many years.
Building information
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.
Leading artists teaching skills from the past in a fascinating travel through history ...
Council staff have noticed people are preparing piles of garden waste to burn on land in township areas.
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..
We are seeking nominations for local businesses to feature in our "Small Business Superheroes" campaign. Help us tell your story!
Indigo residents will have the opportunity to hear and question the 19 candidates standing for election to Indigo Shire Council.
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.
Carpe Diem is a contemporary portrayal of every day Australian males dealing with issues of health, grief, loss and depression starring John Wood.
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
Head along to Yack Station and join Helen Lemke in her ceramic workshops.
Head along to Yack Station and join Helen Lemke in her ceramic workshops.
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.
Learn the techniques to make haloumi, fetta, ricotta and quarg cheese. Bookings required by 27 September. Cost $110 includes all ingredients, supplies and workshop notes.
Open to all Chestnut Growers, this will be the launch of the 2018 season.
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.
A car and bike show held in Martin Park with donations going to the Albury-Wodonga Cancer Foundation.
This is a car and bike show with a difference, the relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by enthusiasts sharing details of their vehicle without a hint of competition!
Head to the Lakeside Music Bowl in Martin Park for a barbecue tea, entertainment and Carols.
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch.
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch. 10am until 2pm. Come along for a fun day at Lake View House, a National Trust Property.
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch. 10am until 2pm. Come along for a fun day at Lake View House, a National Trust Property.
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch. 10am until 2pm. Come along for a fun day at Lake View House, a National Trust Property.
100km, 65km & 40km road ride commencing in Chiltern and weaving through the picturesque indigo Valley.
A full pro rodeo event prescribed by the Professional Rodeo Association of Australia. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.
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Featuring works from renowned artists and photographers 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.
International touring classical guitarist Matthew Fogan presents a concert of music arranged for 10-string guitar.
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.
Educator Nicole Foss speaks 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.
Relive the exploits of the Chiltern Valley Gold Mining Company with a tour of the old mining sites. Gold Coin donation. Bookings required
Documentation for Special Committees of Management, including access to guides, procedures and materials.
Indigo Shire Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from the community for membership on two important Advisory Committees.
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Community Connectors are volunteers across Indigo Shire trained to assist local people to find services and activities in their own communities and wider.
Follow link to browse the Community Listing
Council is seeking community members with expertise in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, accommodation, tourism and marketing.
Indigo Shire Council is investigating the current conditions and future plans for community and recreation facilities.
Next Forum:Sandy Creek Recreation Hall, 6pm-7pm Tuesday 18 September 2018. All welcome.
Indigo Shire Community Grants
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.
Council is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Community Information Guide- Bushfire
Community information on repairs to Lake Sambell dam wall, and the Lake Sambell masterplan.
Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Jenny O’Connor will host a community meeting to discuss the closure of the Murray-Goulburn factory at Tangambalanga.
UPDATED: A Chiltern Community Meeting has been organised for Wednesday 4 March to discuss the Lake Anderson footbridge and the covered walkway in Martins Lane.
Indigo Shire Council takes a lead role in strategically planning services and facilities to meet the needs of its communities.
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.
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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.
Now summer is upon us, it is time to begin preparing for the summer heat and particularly the expected extreme heat days
The Victorian Government may be able to help landholders replace some losses incurred in fighting a bushfire.
Thinking of running for Council? Our information session will let you know what's involved, and how you can give -- and receive -- the most for your community-focused efforts ...
Automatic Listing of Council Meeting papers. ** DO NOT EDIT **
Council has moved to vary meeting start times to provide more opportunity for residents to attend.
Access current and old Council Meeting Streams. Meetings prior to February 2017 were not streamed.
Next Council Meeting 6.30pm Tuesday 25 September, Council Chambers Beechworth. All are welcome to attend.
Keeping you informed with all the facts and figures.
The 2017-2021 Council Plan - the 2018 reviewed and updated plan was adopted by Council on 26 June 2018.
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.
Current Road Works
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.
Enjoy a family day out with lots of children's activities, yabby races, spinning wheel and much more.
Describes the Digital Excellence Partnership launched on Sept 1 2018
Join us for a sumptuous dinner in the vines with the Brown family.
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.
Have a look here for different reasons you may need a building permit
All cats over three months old must be registered with Council, and be clearly identified.
Council seeks your comments on draft documents to help shape Indigo Shire. Let us know your thoughts on the listed documents.
Processes and practices of Indigo Shire's animal management responsibilities under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
On your walks, it is up to you to bag your pet's poo and carry it away. And if you do the right thing, you avoid a fine.
Download Documents - Engineering survey and design of Osbornes Flat Road
Ethics is about a conversation on how to live a good life, and acknowledging the different voices in that conversation ...
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.
Education Providers within Indigo Shire
Management processes and strategies to care for trees in the vicinity of electricity assets.
List of emergency contacts
Who to contact before, during and after an emergency ...
Council helps with emergency management in the Shire
Advice and information on identifying and removing hazardous wasp nests.
Listing of events across 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.
Information for filming in Indigo Shire
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 across Indigo Shire come into force on Monday 26 October 2015.
In 2013 the State Government introduced the Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL), this replaced the existing FSL charged by insurance companies on your home insurance premiums.
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.
A recreational fishing guide highlighting fishing opportunities in and around the historic towns of Indigo Shire.
Double feature: Ride a Wild Pony & The Road to Nhill
Influenza cases in Victoria are up 81 per cent over last year.
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.
Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment.
Residents can dispose of used unwanted car batteries at the Beechworth and Rutherglen Transfer Stations during opening hours.
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The FOI Act lets you access documents held, including those about your personal affairs. Indigo Shire Council responds to requests directly related to its operations.
Update new fees when they come to hand.
Looking at the when, where, how and why of the Beechworth to Yackandandah rail trail.
Meet at Chiltern PO, 9am, and join like minded people to help preserve our beautiful Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Meet at Chiltern PO, 9am, and join like minded people to help preserve our beautiful Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will lead Team Sky to defend his Jayco Herald Sun Tour title, with the second of five stages descending on Beechworth.
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.
At its monthly meeting on 29 November Council resolved to support organisations within the Shire requesting donations for 2016 Community Christmas Day meal events.
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.
When it comes to providing a quality and unique service, the George Kerferd Hotel at Beechworth knows it stands out from the rest.
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.
For the Glass family of Gundowring, trying new things has been the key to success.
Indigo Council is set to introduce an organic waste collection service for urban residents.
Grant approval for $460,000 tourism hub on Rail Trail.
Green waste can be disposed of at the Beechworth and Rutherglen transfer stations.
Indigo Shire Council plays a key role in the community to support sustainable management of our environment.
Sebastian and Melinda Nedziak are the first to admit that their foray into business wasn’t by the textbook and probably isn’t going to be what most people would expect.
Public Hall Committees of Management may be contacted to provide venue hire times and rates.
Council's new food and garden waste collection system is a finalist in the 2016 UN Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.
Hard Waste Voucher Service for Indigo Shire ratepayers. Deliver your waste to the sites listed, sort and separate as instructed by staff
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.
The recently–elected Council has to create a brand new Council Plan to guide the work it will do for the community over the next four years.
Update health page
The little known stories of Stanley's C19th women are presented in this exhibition.
Heat Health Alert for North East District - Wednesday 24th February 2016
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.
Information on eligibility and applying for Heritage loans.
The brilliant little craft fair at the Memorial Gardens, Yackandandah that is rapidly gaining a huge reputation.
Stock up for Christmas at the 5th annual High Country Craft Fair.
Advice for event organisers holding an event in Indigo Shire.
Battery storage offers numerous benefits to rural communities by supporting energy management and building local resilience.
Community groups seeking to improve or enhance their local amenities and landscapes can apply for funding of up to $50,000.
Local service providers to deliver Commonwealth Home Support Program in Indigo Shire from July 2018
Important information about the Home Support Services Re-assignment, which begins on 1 July 2018.
The Kerferd Oration speakers since 2003
Council encourages the public to attend Council Meetings and participate in its decision-making process.
Rates are calculated based on the value of a property, using a method called Capital Improved Value. Capital Improved Value (CIV) refers to the value of the land and any improvements.
For the Peters family of Chiltern, their small business is all about happiness.
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).
Indigo Shire Tourism Festival and Event organisers are encouraged to apply for a grant to support their activities
If you had a crystal ball, what do you think you would see in Indigo Shire in the year 2030?
The Indigo Ageing Well strategy is looking at the future needs of our ageing population. We need your input - all ages welcome. Fill in our Ageing Well survey here.
Telephone Chat Program - A friendly phone chat with a volunteer to help you stay connected in your community.
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 entries draw high praise, winning two categories and being highly commended in a third.
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.
Winners and commended entrants in nine Heritage categories, presented at Yackandandah on Friday 20 May.
The Indigo Informer is Council's community newsletter distributed regularly to all households in the Shire to help keep residents informed of the latest news, activities and events.
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.
Candidate nominations open Thursday 15 September. They are to be lodged in person with the VEC Returning Officer before noon on Tuesday 20 September.
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.
Staff and volunteers at two of Indigo Shire’s museums have been recognised at the 2018 Victorian Museum Awards last night.
Indigo Shire Council urges residents to be prepared for more heavy rain predicted to hit the region today and tomorrow.
Indigo Shire’s community groups and events to share in $76,000 of funding
Quarterly update information page
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Check out what's been happening at Indigo Shire this week.
Indigo Weekly Update 7 September 2018
Defending champion Chris Froome reckons the key to his chances of victory is Friday's 165km Mt Beauty-Beechworth leg of the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
Summary of the IEAC members
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
All Australians are invited to nominate places of exceptional natural, Indigenous, or historic significance to the nation for possible inclusion in the National Heritage List
Vacancies and job application information are accessible from this page.
9am-5.30pm, Kirby's Flat Pottery, Yackandandah. Porcelain exhibition pieces, Tableware and Ovenware to be exhibited. www.johndermer.com.au
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.
Indigo Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from local residents to be part of the Beechworth Trees Consultative Committee.
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 is preparing an Active Indigo Plan for the next 8 years to guide how we support the physical activity needs of our community.
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. Help young people attain their 120 practice hours needed to sit for their licence.
When Kellie-Anne Briggs opened her boutique bed and breakfast, she had little idea she was also about to make some lifelong friends.
Progress of Community Consultations for the design and construction of the iconic footbridge over Lake Anderson.
Experience the magic of Moodemere
This page provides information on repairs to the wall at Lake Sambell.
Roger and Sue Humphris, of Beechworth Lake Sambell Caravan Park, believe the element of surprise is a winner with their guests.
A $65,000 beach development, shelter, landscaping and signs in accord with the Lake Sambell Master Plan. Planned for April-May 2017.
Indigo Shire Council provides several leash-free areas so dogs and their owners can enjoy the great outdoors.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
(3rd Sunday of every month) 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 Professor Susan Lawrence, historical archaeologist, at Stanley Memorial Hall to hear how Stanley shaped Australian Water History.
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Come on a musical journey! Chloe and Adrian explore the laid back acoustic sounds of guitar, violin and vocal harmonies.
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
From 1 August 2017 smoking will be banned in all outdoor dining areas in Victoria.
Mark and Wendy Slater are Australian fine art photographers, based in the beautiful twin cities of Albury Wodonga.
Council wants to gain a clear understanding of the community's views on this issue, and has provided information and feedback forms. Deadline for feedback is now 30 March 2015.
Archived list of media releases grouped by year
Archived content
Ordinary meetings of Indigo Shire Council are held monthly, February to December. Community Forums are held at various locations across the Shire.
Everything you need to know about local, regional and interstate transport options.
Shaun Bowdler has been hooked on making his business a success since he took over Mudeye Lures at Chiltern 18 months ago.
Jaclyn Symes MLC today joined tourism operators, businesses and local government representatives to announce $12 million in rail trail funding from the State Government's 2017-18 Budget.
The Rutherglen Regatta is Australia’s oldest rowing regatta in Victoria. Features two days of exciting rowing with events held every three minutes. Held at picturesque Lake Moodemere.
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass
The premise for this B & B is simple – you must love dogs. Because owners Christine and Charlie French certainly do.
Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.
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
The nbn yesterday announced the launch of Sky Muster, its wholesale broadband satellite service, promising fast broadband access for rural, regional and remote Victoria.
Indigo Shire Council tonight has backed a plan to reinvigorate tourism around the Ned Kelly story, boost visitors to Beechworth three-fold and inject more than $7 million into the local economy.
Neighbourhood Safer Places - Places of Last Resort
The Ned Kelly Alive Report was released on Friday 3 August 2018
Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Ali Pockley is urging people to consider nominating for the Council’s new disability and access advisory committee.
From August onwards, Indigo Shire residents will be able to access two new programs to support health and wellbeing
The new Council will be formally sworn in with a ceremony at the Council Chambers in Beechworth at 6pm on Thursday 3 November.
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.
A new smartphone app will provide emergency warnings and incidents for fires, floods, storms and other emergencies.
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.
A comprehensive calendar of events to support small business
Nuisance or dangerous dogs
Butcher Craig Hamilton personally selects the beef that will be used in his Tangambalanga shop from a nearby farm.
Council conducts Official Functions including Australia Day ceremonies and Citizenship Ceremonies and also sponsors the community-run annual Kerferd Oration.
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.
The Indigo Connection for the Ovens & Murray Advertiser is slightly different this week to include the following letter to Indigo Shire Council residents,
Our organisation is structured into three key business units.
How to find Council's Municipal Offices, Customer Service Centres, Transfer Stations and Depots.
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 & Significant Trees
Parks, gardens and reserves
Methods to pay your rates
A list of permits, application forms and guidelines to help your committee or organisation through the planning process.
Overview of pests and Council programs
The Pfeiffer Pfrolic celebrates the release of the newest vintage of Pfeiffer Gamay - join us for this special occasion when we brunch into lunch on our idyllic Sunday Creek bridge.
A two day festival of non-stop music showcasing talented musicians, awards winning wines and gourmet foods. Free entry.
Pfeiffers annual giant warehouse sale, always held on the Friday before Winery Walkabout. Make sure you are early to snap up a bargain! 9am-5pm. Pfeiffer Wines. 02 6033 2805
An Upper Murray Landscape Assessment study is seeking photographs and insights into landscapes you find special.
Significant Trees in the Indigo Shire PhotoStory Competition. Entries close 6pm Wednesday 28 October 2015. For more information and entry forms please email: beechworthheritage@gmail.com
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 refers to the decisions that affect everyday life and change the environment. Council makes most of the planning decisions that affect the region.
Planning and Building Compliance
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 Fees
Cool family pool parties starting this Friday, 30 January, from 4pm – 7pm at Chiltern Pool. Come along for games and races on the grass and in the pool, healthy snacks and lots of fun for all ages.
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 land affected by the application is located at 218 Hurdle Flat Road, StanleyThe application is for a permit to Utility Installation (Groundwater Extraction, Storage & Transportation)
The land affected by the application is located at 218 Hurdle Flat Road, StanleyThe application is for a permit to Utility Installation (Groundwater Extraction, Storage & Transportation)
We undertake property valuations every two years, as required by the Valuation of Land Act 1960. This ensures the value we place on each property is up-to-date and reflects its market value.
The Protected Disclosure Act aims to ensure openness and accountability by encouraging disclosures and protecting those who make them.
General Information: Rabbits
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.
Maps of the Beechworth-Yackandandah rail trail, showing points of interest and areas for discussion.
Rainbow Fair - Beechworth Uniting Church
Council rates have been capped at 2.5 per cent for the 2016-17 financial year, as determined by the State Government’s new ‘Fair Go Rates System’.
Your rates contribute to nearly half of Council's overall budget, which also includes government contributions, fees and charges.
The swimming season opens at Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen, Tangambalanga and Yackandandah pools this Saturday, 12 November 2016.
Indigo Shire Councillors support recognition of Local Government in the Australian Constitution.
States the type of Recreation Opportunities ISC have
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water -- here's how you can make it harder for mosquitoes to breed around your home.
Get involved and help shape the future of public transport in regional Victoria.
Enter your event details and a Council Officer will review and place in Council's "What's On" pages and publications.
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.
All dog and cat registrations are due for renewal on 10 April 2016. Are your pets registered?
2016 Remembrances across Indigo Shire.
Project funded by the DSE Sustainability Accord. Evalution of shire wide renewable energy options.
A public workshop was held at Beechworth on 22 May, 2012, to discuss designs for the proposed new office.
Report: Barnawartha-Indigo Valley 2015 Bushfire - An example of Community-led recovery
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.
Resources and support for tourism businesses in Indigo Shire.
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.
Long Gully Road, Indigo Valley, will be closed for road works from Tuesday 1 March. Council plans to close the road to traffic from 9am to 3.30pm.
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.
Roadside Weeds & Pest Program Control Plan
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.
"In the Regions" Moving Image project.
Rutherglen Memorial Hall, Rutherlgen 6th March - 15th of March. Celebrating its 22nd Birthday showcasing local artists. Pat Robinson 0408-205-200 probinson2@bigpond.com or Judy Carmody 02-6032-8680.
For a weekend of dancing enjoyment in historic Rutherglen at the beautiful - Memorial Hall Ballroom NEW VOGUE - MODERN - LATIN - OLD TIME
Indigo Shire Mayor Bernard Gaffney has praised last week's announcement last of State Government funding for a Chinese trade mission to the Rutherglen wine region.
A monthly meeting where people doing any sort of indoors craft or hobby can join in with other like-minded people
A weekend of dancing in the ballroom of historical Rutherglen.
This project will develop and link three key precincts in Rutherglen, create jobs and boost the economy.
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale.
(Second Sunday of every month, 9am - 12.30pm) Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce
(Second Sunday of every month, 9am - 12.30pm) Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce
Rutherglen & District Garden Club is holdings its 26th Annual Flower show in conjunction with the Victorian Rose Society's Victorian Country Rose Championship.
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
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
Forming a part of the popular Winery Walkabout event, the Country Fair is held on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend from 9am to 4pm.
Council is calling for public comment on a land use study to provide rural living opportunities at Rutherglen.
Off the Hume Freeway about three hours from Melbourne
This year marks the 21st running of the Rutherglen Triathlon. Come and join us for this milestone event.
Rutherglen will once again be the place to be over the June long weekend for the annual Rutherglen Winery Walkabout.
Chris McGorlick and Lauren Salathiel opened Saint Monday believing that it was possible to run a business with a lighter impact on the earth.
See all sandbag filling locations and times for Indigo and surrounding Local Government Areas.
Sandy Creek - Map
The first Saturday of each month from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, free entry.
The first Saturday of each month from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, free entry.
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.
In a region which is steeped in wine experiences, Scion of Rutherglen has managed to create a point of difference.
Indigo Shire Council provides services to help residents to live as independently as possible in their community.
Seniors & Community Woodlot
Indigo Shire has an estimated 1,700 domestic wastewater management systems -- septic tanks, absorption trenches and aerated treatment facilities.
Landing page for Front Page quick links
Services for children and families
Access to disability services in the Indigo Shire.
A directory of services and links collected for easy access.
Grants of up to $1500 per property or $2500 for a two-storey building on a dollar-for-dollar basis are available for small businesses in Main Street Rutherglen.
The Hume Region Significant Tracks and Trails Strategy 2014-23 has been formally adopted by the Hume Region Local Government Network.
Creating awareness of the value of trees to our cultural, historic and environmental landscape.
Silver Creek Sourdough owner and baker Louise Ritchie’s story is one that proves that a little passion and a lot of hard work are the recipe for success.
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 knows that small business is at the heart of our local economy.
Council Rangers cannot respond to calls to remove snakes. Please contact these local commercial services instead.
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
You can save money and time and help the environment by sorting your load before you head for the Transfer Station.
Council from time to time establishes Special Committees, below is a list of the Committees and their functions.
Meetings to hear submissions on the 2016-17 Budget, and to adopt the Councillor Code of Conduct.
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.
Stanley Village Fair at the Stanley Primary School, Saturday 28 March. Market, food and fun for everyone.
Australian Classic Movie Night – Chiltern’s Star Theatre. 6.45pm for dinner or 8pm for film. Bookings essential by Thursday evening. Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358
Australian Classic Movie Night – “Man from Snowy River 11 – The Return” (1988) PG starring Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton. Chiltern’s Star Theatre. 6.45pm for dinner or 8pm for film.
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.
Victoria's Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert warning of extreme heat conditions for Saturday 19 December.
Firefighters are making good progress to contain the fire in the Barnawartha area, however the fire is not yet under control.
Road closures in the Rutherglen area as a result of storm damage.
Strategic planning
Information about councils street lighting upgrades
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.
The Victorian Government has announced a $11.4 million package, including $5.2 million of industry funding, to roll out for further support for our dairy farmers.
Sport and Recreation Victoria offer funding through Councils to support projects to improve your club
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.
The swimming pool season runs from Saturday 11 November to Monday 12 March. Hours are separated into high and low seasons.
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.
McConville Avenue Beechworth will close from 19 January as work begins on repair of the Lake Sambell dam wall.
Oxford Street between Wall Street and the main drainage channel will be closed to traffic for much of the day on Wednesday 4 April, and again from time to time over the following 6-8 weeks.
Click here to see current Council Tenders and Expressions of Interest
14th George Briscoe Kerferd Oration, 11am Sunday 24 July, George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills Beechworth. Free Community Event. All Welcome.
A sacred cantata by Robert Graham and also anthems for Easter to be held at the Beechworth Uniting Church. $20 entry and children free.
Introduction by Joans Sims to the 2012 lecture.
Mosaic exhibition Large garden sculptures, bird baths, vast array of mosaics. Daily from 9am-4pm Joy Bus Cafe 23 High Street. Barnawartha. Gold coin entry proceeds to The Barnawartha Primary School.
The Natural Environment Content
This one-page sheet summarises the exciting possibilities for the future telling of the Ned Kelly story in Beechworth, building on what is already in place.
The Planning Permit Process
Enjoy a special curated 8 course menu matched with sake from Sydney based sake importer, Black Market Sake.
More than 40 homes selling their goods. 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.
Every Thursday night, Star Hotel Yackandandah hosts a Blues Jam night, complete with backing band featuring Dean Haitani and Caz Higgs.
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.
Tidy Town Award nominations close on 6 April. Judging will take place throughout June, with finalists announced at the end of July.
Rotary Club of Rutherglen presents Tour de Rutherglen.
Indigo Shire in Victoria's North East borders the Murray River and the Australian Alps, just 270km from Melbourne.
Information to assist tourism businesses in Indigo Shire Council.
Test installation. Tourism Database Listing using widget supplied.
Visitor Information Centres
News and views on events and tourism-related information.
Resources to assist tourism businesses to grow their business.
Dancing and games for the kids, snacks available for kids and adults. Entry $5 per child or $15 per family, a family ticket includes a free 6 month membership of the Toy Library for non members.
Opportunities for tourism businesses in training and development
Transfer station opening times, and information on acceptable material, fees and toxic waste.
Following recent heavy rain across Indigo Shire, North East Water has been releasing treated recycled water into Black Dog Creek, Chiltern, and Yackandandah Creek.
The Tree Management Plan provides for the protection and enhancement of trees in the Indigo Shire.
It's been a tough summer for Indigo's trees. You can help out by giving your street trees a big drink.
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.
VicRoads will continue the road safety conversation with the community on Friday to make the road between Beechworth and Yackandandah Road safer.
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.
The Committee is seeking members with good communication skills and a demonstrated interest in the development and history of Wahgunyah and the Railway Land.
Work will begin soon on Stage 2 of the Wahgunyah to Lake Moodemere cycling trail, part of Council's Wahgunyah Foreshore Master Plan.
The Beechworth Trees Consultative Group has organised a "tree walk" to inform residents about care of veteran trees in Beechworth.
Stock on roads pose a serious danger for motorists, especially at night, and landowners are responsible for keeping stock well fed and well fenced.
Overview of Council's policy as it relates to water
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
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.
Council carries out a wide range of activities within the community to keep residents safe, healthy and happy.
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.
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
Bring your textile projects and join in the group fun with Workshop Wednesdays at Yack Station.
WRAP encourages the art of writing, intent listening, fresh thinking and joyful communicating.
"In the Regions" Moving Image project.
When it comes to community, Yackandandah Automotive Services knows how important it is to give back.
Located in the Public Hall, High Street commencing at 7 p.m. Check Cinema website for details.
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.
Wellsford St, 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.
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 second Saturday of every month. 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.
Preliminary detail of planned Yackandandah Skate Park Upgrade.
Yackandandah is a small rural village nestled in the foothills of the Stanley forest.
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 2016.
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.
The 2016 Community Consultation was designed to inform and support Council's planning and delivery of youth services.
Youth programs in Indigo Shire are diverse and exciting. Opportunities exist for young people to participate in interesting ways in various programs.
All the news, programs and action from our young brigade.
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Last updated: 29 July 2011