Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee

Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee (IEDTAC) is a joint initiative between Indigo Shire Council and industry. Its role is to provide a co-ordinated regional focus for economic development, marketing and tourism development and to advise Council on strategic economic development and tourism direction.

IEDTAC acts as the central body for all organisations and individuals involved and interested in economic development and tourism, and it provides a unified approach to economic and tourism development, planning and marketing on behalf of industry, the community and Indigo Shire Council.

The committee's structure acknowledges the close working relationship between Council and industry. IEDTAC is made up of the following members:

  • Beechworth Chamber of Commerce representative: Elizabeth Mason
  • Chiltern Tourism Association representative: Kevin Mayhew (Chair)
  • Destination Rutherglen representative: Simon Killeen
  • Yackandandah Tourism Association representative: Phil Buerckner
  • Three skills-based representatives with tourism portfolios: Brian Millar,  Darryn Arnold, (position vacant) 
  • Three kills-based representatives with economic development portfolios: Nerida Kerr (Deputy Chair), Karen Nankervis, Simon de Garis
  • Two Indigo Shire Councillors: Cr Larry Goldsworthy & Cr Diane Shepheard
  • Indigo Shire Manager Tourism (ex officio)
  • Indigo Shire Economic Development Officer (ex officio): Karen Gardner


Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee Vacancy

Nomination is being sought from appropriately skilled individual to join the Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee.  The position sits with the tourism portfolio and is an interim position until June 2017.   Nominations will be received until Friday 27 January 2017 and should be addressed to the Indigo Shire's Interim Manager Tourism Janine Rolles at email or PO Box 28, Beechworth  3747.  Click here for a nomination form.


The objectives of the Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee are:  

  • To provide strategic direction to Indigo Shire's economic development and tourism initiatives and programs.
  • To work co-operatively with local, regional and state tourist organisations.
  • To identify new festivals and events in Indigo Shire, support existing festivals and events, and make a recommendation to Council on the distribution of Council's Festivals & Events Support Fund.
  • To provide input on special projects where directed by Council.
  • To act as a two-way communication vehicle between Indigo Shire Council and local business and tourism associations.


The 2017 meetings will occur on the first Friday of every 2nd month, starting at 9:30am. 

Please note that meeting times / places can change without notice on this website. To confirm times and location, please contact Customer Service on 1300 365 003 or 

3 February in Wahgunyah

7 April in Barnawartha

2 June in Rutherglen

4 August - Yackandandah

6 October in Chiltern

1 December - Tangambalanga

The minutes of all IEDTAC meetings are included in the Agenda of the following Council Meeting.  Please click here for Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

 Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee Terms of Reference:

Terms of Reference - Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee - Adopted 24 June 2014.pdf

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Last updated: 04 January 2017