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The stories that are impacting the region.

Our new SAM features in the latest issue of Art Monthly Australasia – March issue 296

Mar 9, 2017

A great article covering the 5 final concept designs has featured in the Art Monthly Australasia March issue. Follow this link to read the full article.

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Expedite China 2017

Mar 6, 2017

Expedite China 2017 CEO Sam Birrell joined representatives from the Bendigo Business Council, Committee for Echuca Moama, City of Bendigo and ANZ for a visit to Jiangsu province in China. The delegation met with Victorian Government representatives in Shanghai, and discussed the progress of horticultural import protocols of Australian produce. The group travelled from Shanghai…

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Sam Birrell discusses Murray Darling Basin Plan on Jon Faine 774 ABC Radio

Mar 3, 2017

The Victorian Government released a socio-economic impact study into the Murray Darling Basin Plan. This work highlights the significant social and economic costs to our region, and it vindicates the work of the GMID Water Leadership Forum’s work, in that it reaches similar conclusions. The Federal Government must acknowledge the weight of mounting credible evidence…

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Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Option

Feb 28, 2017

Melbourne – Brisbane inland rail is an essential nation building project, but the alignment must be right. NTR’s proposal is not only shorter, flatter and faster, but it also services the two major irrigation areas in south eastern Australia : GMID and MIA Let’s put the rail line where the freight is. Click on this…

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Committee for Greater Shepparton puts local procurement on the menu

Jan 30, 2017

Victorian Government must invest in quality local products; opinion piece by C4GS CEO Sam Birrell in the Weekly Times on the 11th January 2017. To read this story in full click here

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Victoria has the highest Apple and Pear production in Australia

Jan 27, 2017

The latest figures from 2014/2015 season rates Victoria as the highest Apple and Pear production state in Australia. 46% of apples and a huge 89% of Pears are grown in Victoria, majority of pears are grown right here in the Goulburn Valley. *Figures released via the Australian Fruitgrower Magazine  

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C4GS Blog – Fruit Season in Greater Shepparton

Jan 27, 2017

Author – Sam Birrell 27 January 2017 Fruit season in Greater Shepparton Late January is a key period in the life of Greater Shepparton, as we start the main part of the fruit harvest. The cherries and apricots are picked in December, but the January sees the activity levels rise as the pear harvest begins.…

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Creative City

Dec 19, 2016

Creative City The Committee for Greater Shepparton is focused on creativity in all areas – from arts to design to our agricultural and manufacturing industries. We have undertaken a community consultation process to learn more about creativity in our region. Creativity can come in a variety of forms. Below is some amazing graffiti art that I captured in…

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Shepparton to host Beach Volleyball World Tour Series in March 2017/2018

Dec 15, 2016

Shepparton to host Beach Volleyball World Tour Series Shepparton has secured one of two events on the Beach Volleyball World Tour – the other event will be in Manly NSW. The event will occur at the north end of the Victoria Park lake March 3 to 5 2017 and again in 2018. 700 tonnes of…

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Shepparton’s Many Great Things

Nov 30, 2016

We do have a lot to offer in Shepparton. If your new to the area or travelling, watch this video to see what we do have to offer or click on the Shepparton Many Great Things website.

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