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The stories that are impacting the region.

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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GV Bypass Update

Aug 6, 2019

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

Jul 5, 2019

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

Jul 5, 2019

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

Jul 5, 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

Jul 5, 2019

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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Careers Day Out 2019 a success

Jun 21, 2019

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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