The Victorian Government is helping businesses in rural, regional and outer metropolitan Victoria to meet their labour needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan assists agriculture, food processing and critical food supply chain businesses with recruitment, case management support, worker induction and re-training and business adaptation costs. Where local people…

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GROW Greater Shepparton is leading a collaboration to assist our business and community service sectors to share information and help each other through this time of uncertainty caused the Covid 19 pandemic. The Greater Shepparton Response hub has been developed to help our local businesses buy and supply to each other as well as sharing…

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The C4GS AGM was a great success, highlighting three new businesses and one rejuvenated business in the region. Cannatrek, AgBioEn and the Victorian Fish Hatchery all outlined their plans for large scale projects in the region. SPC talked about a renewed focus since the sale from Coca-Cola Amatil to the Shepparton Partners Collective in 2019.…

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The Committee for Greater Shepparton was established to unite the region’s business and community leaders to influence public policy and advocate on issues that will make the region a more vibrant place to live. The Committee represents over 100 of the most influential businesses, community organisations and statutory authorities from the region and is guided…

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One of the things I find the most difficult about the modern era of disruption is the changing face of the media. Many people used to get their information from professional journalists who are bound by an ethical code, trained to write (or speak) and paid to find what former Washington Post journalist and Watergate scandal exposer…

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The Committee hosted the CEO and corporate adviser of Cannatrek, the medicinal cannabis company that has planning approval for a 160 million growing and processing facility in Greater Shepparton. The company is well advanced in its design and hopes to begin construction very soon. They state that 400 jobs will be created from this project.

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Opening of La Trobe Engineering School Bendigo I attended this event in Bendigo – the new engineering facilities at the new school are excellent and will serve to supply qualified graduates into our growing Shepparton manufacturing centre. Latrobe Bendigo also has a technical school focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics which is utilised for…

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