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The stories that are impacting the region.

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is calling on Manufacturers to help support Covid#19 response

Mar 31, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is working with the supply of particular items to help with the Covid#19 response. Are you or do you know of a manufacturing business that may be able to manufacture the following item: Tent manufacturing capabilities, inclusive of hot houses manufacturers that are using a range of fabrics. These outdoor structures…

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Greater Shepparton Response website launched

Mar 31, 2020

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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C4GS Members and Stakeholders Dinner (AGM)

Mar 11, 2020

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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POSITION VACANT | OFFICE MANAGER

Mar 1, 2020

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 changing media landscape

Dec 19, 2019

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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Cannatrek

Sep 3, 2019

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

Sep 3, 2019

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

Sep 3, 2019

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

Aug 7, 2019

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

Aug 6, 2019

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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