The stories that are impacting the region.
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…Read More
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 MagazineRead More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Shepparton Bypass If you wish to stay informed about the GV Highway Shepparton Bypass please click here. The Goulburn Valley Highway is an essential transport route, connecting the Goulburn Valley region with Melbourne. It also forms a vital link in the national highway system between Melbourne and Brisbane. Parts of the Goulburn Valley Highway around…Read More
Leading rail consultant John Hearsch visited Shepparton to address the Committee for Greater Shepparton members. He spoke of the report he co-authored, ‘InterCity’, which explores was regional rail can re-balance population growth and create a state of cities in Victoria. The report identifies Shepparton as ‘today’s poor rail relation’ and proposes that Shepparton could support…Read More