The Committee for Greater Shepparton was established in 2013. It is a member based organisation which advocates for projects and initiatives that progress the region. The strategic pillars focus on a productive, connected, creative and inclusive community. To support the ongoing efforts of the Committee for Greater Shepparton, we are currently seeking a Stakeholder Relationship…

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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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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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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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The Committee helped convene this forum at Dookie College, which was a meeting of regional leaders and senior staff at the University of Melbourne. The aim is to map out a strategy where the University can become more involved in the Goulburn Valley. The University were very receptive to the ideas put forward by the…

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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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