The Committee for Greater Shepparton was established to unite the region's business and community leaders to influence public policy, advocate on issues to strengthen the economy and make the region a more vibrant place to live.  The Committee is supported by over 100 of the most influential businesses, community organisations and statutory authorities from the region.

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Shepparton Rail

The Victorian Government has recently announced $313m in its 2018/19 Budget to upgrade infrastructure and enable new VLocity trains to operate on the Shepparton line. This is such a great win for Greater Shepparton.

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Shepparton Bypass

The Goulburn Valley Highway is an essential transport route, connecting the Goulburn Valley Highway region with Melbourne. It also forms a vital link in the national highway system between Melbourne and Brisbane.

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The Committee for Greater Shepparton calls for stage 2 of the G.V. Health re-development to be funded.

An independent assessment commissioned by the Committee shows that the full stage 2 investment, including mental health and cancer facilities, is likely to cost between $272 million and $374 million. This is on top of the $171 million allocated to stage 1 by the Andrews government in 2016.

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GMID Water Forum

The GMID Water Forum was formed in 2015 by the Committee for Greater Shepparton and Independent Member for Shepparton for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed. The group commissioned the “Basin Plan – GMID socio-economic impact assessment” and has been active in advocacy for the region in relation to the plan.

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The Committee for Greater Shepparton is calling for the government to be more flexible in its approach to reopening parts of the state.

Third Step

In the regional roadmap released yesterday, the threshold for reaching the ‘third step’ is that:

- daily average number of cases in the last 14 days in Regional Victoria is less than 5
- there are less than 0 cases in Regional Victoria with an unknown source in the last 14 days

This thirds step allows for, among other things, hospitality businesses to open to predominately outdoor seating only. It is based on conditions being met across the whole of regional Victoria.

That means that a pub or restaurant in Greater Shepparton might not be able to seat patrons outside even if there have been no cases in the wider Goulburn Valley region for a long period. In effect, a small outbreak in a place as far away as Portland could hold these businesses back, threatening their viability. The rationale for this appears to be that it would be very difficult to administer. It way well be difficult to administer, but so is owning a small business and not being able to open it. The government should be doing everything to ensure that opening of small businesses based on actual risk, and not applying a broad brush to the whole state. The Premier alluded to the possibility of treating different parts of regional Victoria differently in his press conference yesterday– we urge him to leave this option on the table.

Last Step

In the regional roadmap, the last step reopening can only happen after 23 November and is dependent on a threshold of no new cases for 14 days, across the whole of Victoria. This last step enables restaurants and cafés be able to seat people social distanced inside. Our region’s hospitality industry is entirely tied to a very ambitious target for Melbourne Covid cases in Melbourne. We think there is an opportunity to allow parts of regional Victoria open up to this last step, even if cases are still being reported in Melbourne.

“Whilst we agree with a cautious approach that reduces the risk of further outbreaks and the deaths associated with this, a nuanced and geographical approach to reopening in regional Victoria can manage this risk while protecting people’s livelihoods”

“Given the threshold for the last step opening, our region’s hospitality industry is entirely tied to a very ambitious target for Melbourne Covid cases in Melbourne”
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The regional roadmap is infuriating. The commonsense points you make are lacking in the ALP.

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This is a thought provoking display at Lake Victoria today - black lives matter doesn’t mean that other lives don’t - it is a call for equality, something we should all aspire for. The great West Indian fast bowler Micheal Holding articulates it eloquently - you can find his comments online. Let’s aspire to be an inclusive community - where we can all share friendship, culture and success.Image attachmentImage attachment

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