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C4GS July Newsletter

Aug 9, 2017

C4GS JULY NEWSLETTER  Thank you for all of your continued support of the Committee for Greater Shepparton. As you will find in the below link we have a message to our members from our CEO Sam Birrell & Chair Rob Priestly. Committee for Greater Shepparton have also had some staff changes where Deanne Armstrong was…

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Freight Airport Push

Mar 16, 2017

FREIGHT AIRPORT PUSH: Goulburn Valley farmers are excited about the prospect of a freight airport in northern Victoria, with Shepparton named as one of the potential sites. The airport would be a hub, transporting produce into Asia, servicing the booming Chinese market and benefiting local growers. To see the full story click here. Story courtesy…

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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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