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Victorian State Budget

Jun 11, 2019

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

Jun 11, 2019

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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SPC Sale to Shepparton Partners Collective

Jun 7, 2019

C4GS welcomes the announcement by Coca-Cola Amatil of a successful sale of SPC. We look forward to meeting the new owners, Shepparton Partners Collective,  and working with them to ensure that SPC remains an iconic Shepparton based food producing business. Though the processed fruit market has been challenged by a number of headwinds over the…

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Shepparton Rail Line upgrade

May 15, 2019

The $356 million Shepparton Line Upgrade will be delivered in three stages. Stage one, which is now complete, included: stabling upgrade at Shepparton Station 29 extra coach services between Shepparton and Seymour to connect with train services. Stage two includes: platform extensions at Mooroopna, Murchison East and Nagambie stations crossing loop extension near Murchison East…

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Federal Senator Regional Visit

Mar 1, 2019

The Committee for Greater Shepparton hosted Federal Senator Kimberley Kitching for a regional visit on Wednesday. Senator Kitching toured SPC, had a trip on the Goulburn River with the Goulburn Broken CMA and picked some peaches from the tree at Dimits Orchard. All these experiences and interactions helped Senator Kitching develop an understanding of the…

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Goulburn Valley Health – Stage 2 Development Report

Oct 8, 2018

The Committee for Greater Shepparton calls for stage 2 of the G.V. Health re-development to be funded. An independent assessment commissioned by the Committee shows that the full stage 2 investment, including mental health and cancer facilities, is likely to cost between $272 million and $374 million. This is on top of the $171 million…

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Sep 14, 2018

This morning C4GS CEO, Sam Birrell, sat down with Matt Dowling and Phil Guthrie on ABC’s Shepparton breakfast radio program. They talked about Committee for Greater Shepparton’s five year history and regional priorities heading into the Victorian State election. Click here to catch up on what he had to say. Committee for Greater Shepparton CEO…

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Zahra Rezai – my life so far

Sep 12, 2018

During the last few weeks Committee for Greater Shepparton (C4GS) have been hosting Zahra from McGuire College as a Work Placement student. Work Placement provides the students the opportunity to explore the careers available right here in our region. Zahra has been shadowing C4GS CEO Sam Birrell, attending meetings and has had the opportunity to…

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A Healthy future for Food & Grocery Manufacturing in Northern Victoria

Sep 5, 2018

A recent report released by Remplan Bendigo on the Northern Victoria Food and Grocery Economic snapshot provides a healthy future for our Manufacturing Industries. Northern Victoria’s Food and Grocery Manufacturing Industry generated $11.547 billion in output in 2017, Murray electorate the highest contributor representing 44.1% of the total Victoria output which equates to $5.154 billion…

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Greater Shepparton – a Creative City

Jun 12, 2018

Last week saw the launch of ‘Greater Shepparton – a Creative City’ community consultation document. This document is aimed to promote Greater Shepparton as a Nationally significant and cultural city. Thank you to all those that attended the launch and a huge thank you to Anne McCamish for her commitment to the project. Click here…

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