Posts by Nicola Woods

GROW Greater Shepparton

The GROW Greater Shepparton program, which aims to improve procurement and employment outcomes in the Greater Shepparton region, has started strongly. GROW Greater Shepparton Manager, Leanne Hulm, has signed five organisations to GROW compact, including Greater Shepparton City Council. They will work to further leverage the economic activity in the region. For information about GROW,…

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Visit by Education Minister James Merlino

Minister Merlino visited Wanganui to meet stakeholders and announce free bus travel for all students during the transition period. I impressed upon the Minister that it is critical to ensure that the funding is such that the transition period is as short as possible. I also indicated (to the Minister and Department) that there is…

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GV Bypass Update

The Bypass action group met with Major Road Projects Victoria, who have assumed responsibility for the Shepparton Bypass project. MRVP have a clear timeline on developing the business case for the project, which will be completed in December of this year and given to the state government for consideration. The project received a major boost…

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Stronger Together – Fast Rail report

An alliance, titled ‘Stronger Together’ which is led by Geelong City Council and includes the Committee for Greater Shepparton, has released a proposal for high speed rail in regional Victoria. The plan involves high speed electrified rail (200km/h) from Spencer Street Station to Geelong and Ballarat; and to Bendigo and Shepparton via the Tullamarine airport…

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Greater Shepparton College

Greater Shepparton College, an element of the Shepparton education plan has attracted controversy in recent months. We have taken the position that to improve education outcomes for young people in Shepparton, and that the Committee should continue to advocate for funding arrangements to be made to be the school as quickly as possible. We understand…

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HORT Connections Conference – Melbourne 2019

The Committee joined with Greater Shepparton City Council and Goulburn Murray Water to sponsor pre-dinner drinks at the Gala dinner for the National Horticulture Convention in Melbourne. This enabled us to showcase a Great Things Happen Here video to the 1500 horticulture industry leaders who attended the dinner. The video featured Catherine Velisha who has…

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Minister Jaclyn Symes MP visits Shepparton

Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture in the Victorian State Government Jaclyn Symes addressed Committee for Greater Shepparton members dinner at the Woolshed @ Emerald Bank. Earlier in the day Minister Symes visited Gouge Linen and Garment Services in Mooroopna, Velisha Farms in Ardmona and MOVE (Shepparton Motor Museum). She acknowledged in her speech that…

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2019 Federal Election

The Committee congratulates Damian Drum on being re-elected as the Member for the seat now known as ‘Nicholls’ (formerly Murray). We are in the process of sending letters to the Prime Minister and Ministers with portfolios relevant to our region. While we were ready to work with a Labor government, and have expanded our relationships…

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Victorian State Budget

The Victorian state budget was delivered on May 27, and Committee for Greater Shepparton CEO, Sam Birrell, attended the budget lock-up with the premier and senior ministers. Whilst there was not much in terms of major infrastructure for Greater Shepparton, the budget papers show that significant amounts of the funding allocated to Shepparton over the…

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Shepparton Rail Update

We are continuing to be briefed by Regional Rail Revival (a rail project body of the Victorian government), on the Shepparton line upgrade. Stage 1 is complete, which has enabled the extra daily return service (departing at 5:53am from Melbourne, 9:33am from Shepparton). Stage 2 work is due to get started soon on the passing…

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