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Careers Day Out 2019 a success

Careers Day Out 2019 was held on April 30th and from all reports was a huge success. A collaboration of over 1500 students from over 30 local schools allowed plenty of conversations with the 109 exhibitors. These exhibitors represented manufacturing, health, NDIS, education, community services, trades and environment industries.  Students were kept well occupied with…

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A Healthy future for Food & Grocery Manufacturing in Northern Victoria

A recent report released by Remplan Bendigo on the Northern Victoria Food and Grocery Economic snapshot provides a healthy future for our Manufacturing Industries. Northern Victoria’s Food and Grocery Manufacturing Industry generated $11.547 billion in output in 2017, Murray electorate the highest contributor representing 44.1% of the total Victoria output which equates to $5.154 billion…

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Freight Airport Push

FREIGHT AIRPORT PUSH: Goulburn Valley farmers are excited about the prospect of a freight airport in northern Victoria, with Shepparton named as one of the potential sites. The airport would be a hub, transporting produce into Asia, servicing the booming Chinese market and benefiting local growers. To see the full story click here. Story courtesy…

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Expedite China 2017

Expedite China 2017 CEO Sam Birrell joined representatives from the Bendigo Business Council, Committee for Echuca Moama, City of Bendigo and ANZ for a visit to Jiangsu province in China. The delegation met with Victorian Government representatives in Shanghai, and discussed the progress of horticultural import protocols of Australian produce. The group travelled from Shanghai…

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Sam Birrell discusses Murray Darling Basin Plan on Jon Faine 774 ABC Radio

The Victorian Government released a socio-economic impact study into the Murray Darling Basin Plan. This work highlights the significant social and economic costs to our region, and it vindicates the work of the GMID Water Leadership Forum’s work, in that it reaches similar conclusions. The Federal Government must acknowledge the weight of mounting credible evidence…

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Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Option

Melbourne – Brisbane inland rail is an essential nation building project, but the alignment must be right. NTR’s proposal is not only shorter, flatter and faster, but it also services the two major irrigation areas in south eastern Australia : GMID and MIA Let’s put the rail line where the freight is. Click on this…

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Victoria has the highest Apple and Pear production in Australia

The latest figures from 2014/2015 season rates Victoria as the highest Apple and Pear production state in Australia. 46% of apples and a huge 89% of Pears are grown in Victoria, majority of pears are grown right here in the Goulburn Valley. *Figures released via the Australian Fruitgrower Magazine  

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C4GS Blog – Fruit Season in Greater Shepparton

Author – Sam Birrell 27 January 2017 Fruit season in Greater Shepparton Late January is a key period in the life of Greater Shepparton, as we start the main part of the fruit harvest. The cherries and apricots are picked in December, but the January sees the activity levels rise as the pear harvest begins.…

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