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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

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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University of Melbourne GV Forum

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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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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