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The Committee for Greater Shepparton was established to unite the region's business and community leaders to influence public policy, advocate on issues to strengthen the economy and make the region a more vibrant place to live.  The Committee is supported by over 100 of the most influential businesses, community organisations and statutory authorities from the region.

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Greater Shepparton 2022 Floods - What we heard

Considerable work continues to fully understand the precise impact of the flooding in Greater Shepparton. As an indication, it is estimated that approximately 1-2% of houses in Shepparton-Mooroopna experienced above-floor flooding and at the peak of the flood there were more than 800 road closures across the Goulburn Murray region.

This report aims to inform possible improvements to Greater Shepparton’s flood response capability, but it also considers how our region can better prepare and respond to future widespread/state-wide events like the 2022 floods.

Read the report

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Shepparton Rail Corridor Stage 2&3

Advocacy for reliable and frequent passenger rail travel continues to be a priority for C4GS.

Stage 2 of the Shepparton line upgrade is currently taking place, with trenching and boring works continuing. Early works will also continue north of Shepparton station through the industrial estate to Grahamvale Road where the new stabling facility is being constructed.

The new stabling facility will house modern and reliable VLocity trains and will be expanded by an additional 1.1km to enable a 1200m freight train and two six-car VLocity trains to pass each other, making services more reliable. 

Both the federal and state governments have funded the project, with more than $750 million provided in total investment and the creation of 600 jobs.

Stage 3 of the project includes track speed and signalling upgrades between Seymour and Shepparton which will enable faster and more frequent services. This stage is targeted for completion in late 2023.

Goulburn Murray Regional Prosperity Plan

C4GS continues to work with the Kaiela Institue as Plan Champion during the implementation of the Goulburn Murray Regional Prosperity Plan (GMRPP) to ensure this vision of shared prosperity is delivered.

In July 2021, the GMRPP was launched. The Plan is a new and innovative approach to developing a thriving First Nations economy, which will generate new opportunities and shared prosperity for the benefit of everyone in the Goulburn Valley.

The GMRPP was developed in the region, by the region and was inclusively developed by First Nations and non-Indigenous institutions, organisations and businesses throughout the Goulburn Valley working together.

Click here to read full report.

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Reflecting on a Nation…

There are very few occasions where I have reflected on Australia Day and what it represents. Growing up on a farm, few public holidays had any impact on the daily routine, and if they fell during school holidays – with no day off school – they barely registered in our thinking. The 1990s was the…

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Goulburn Murray Irrigation District Water Leadership Forum

The C4GS will continue to advocate and be part of the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) Leadership forum to advocate for better outcomes in relation to water policy and the Murray Darling Basin. C4GS plays a key role in this group.

Click here to see the full report.

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Book now for the second Creative City networking session!
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Book now for the second Creative City networking session!
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Our Community Connector Coordinator Fiona Blick met up with the new CRT teacher group at Greater Shepparton Secondary College recently to introduce them to the fantastic social and cultural opportunities Shepparton can provide.
Hailing from countries including Ireland and Canada, this teaching cohort are looking forward to settling into the area and making Shepparton their home.
For more information on the Community Connector Program and how it could help your business contact Fiona on 0468 562 826.
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Our Community Connector Coordinator Fiona Blick met up with the  new CRT teacher group at Greater Shepparton Secondary College recently to introduce them to the fantastic social and cultural opportunities Shepparton can provide.
Hailing from countries including Ireland and Canada, this teaching cohort are looking forward to settling into the area and making Shepparton their home.
For more information on the Community Connector Program and how it could help your business contact Fiona on 0468 562 826.

Calling all community-minded people!
Goulburn Valley Water is looking for EOIs for their new Community Accountability Panel.
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Calling all community-minded people!
Goulburn Valley Water is looking for EOIs for their new Community Accountability Panel.
Click on the QR code below for all the details.

REPRESENTING IN CANBERRA

Our Deputy Chair Jane Macey and CEO Linda Nieuwenhuizen represented the Commitee for Greater Shepparton at The Regional Australia Institute National Regional Housing Summit in Canberra recently.

Greater Shepparton's case study was shared widely with ministers, policy makers and several hundred in-person and online attendees. Data from the Community Connector Program was used to show while our population is growing at approximately 1,000 residents a year, there are more than 250 professionals relocating to Greater Shepparton each year, with 70% wanting a unit or townhouse close to work and the city centre.

The Summit highlighted the need for multiple interventions including -
• streamlining planning for applicants and to make better use of the skills of our planners;
• reframing delivery of apprenticeships to ensure proficiency in required skills; and
• creating skilled migration to achieve the estimated extra 5 million construction workers we will need in coming years.

Our key messages were regional Victoria and regional Australia housing markets are not homogenous and we need policies to reflect these differences, with Shepparton a case in point.
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REPRESENTING IN CANBERRA 

Our Deputy Chair Jane Macey and CEO Linda Nieuwenhuizen represented the Commitee for Greater Shepparton at The Regional Australia Institute National Regional Housing Summit in Canberra recently.

Greater Sheppartons case study was shared widely with ministers, policy makers and several hundred in-person and online attendees. Data from the Community Connector Program was used to show while our population is growing at approximately 1,000 residents a year, there are more than 250 professionals relocating to Greater Shepparton each year, with 70% wanting a unit or townhouse close to work and the city centre.

The Summit highlighted the need for multiple interventions including -
• streamlining planning for applicants and to make better use of the skills of our planners;
• reframing delivery of apprenticeships to ensure proficiency in required skills; and
• creating skilled migration to achieve the estimated extra 5 million construction workers we will need in coming years.

Our key messages were regional Victoria and regional Australia housing markets are not homogenous and we need policies to reflect these differences, with Shepparton a case in point.Image attachmentImage attachment

UNILEVER ADVENTURE
The C4GS team visited Unilever recently with Sourcing Unit Manager Gary Smith us a guided tour.
Fun fact - Unilever is powered 100% by renewable energy, with the company also committed to zero waste to landfill.
Automation and new technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, are reshaping many roles in businesses across the world.
Adapting to these changes at pace is critical and the Tatura site is at the forefront of those changes with lasar guided forklifts and cutting edge robot technology being utilised.
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UNILEVER ADVENTURE
The C4GS team visited Unilever recently with Sourcing Unit Manager Gary Smith us a guided tour.
Fun fact - Unilever is powered 100% by renewable energy, with the company also committed to zero waste to landfill.
Automation and new technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, are reshaping many roles in businesses across the world. 
Adapting to these changes at pace is critical and the Tatura site is at the forefront of those changes with lasar guided forklifts and cutting edge robot technology being utilised.Image attachmentImage attachment

We had a great catch up recently with GAME Traffic and Contracting.
Our Member Engagement Manager Jenna Hearn spoke with General Manager Max Allen and CEO Josh Hudson about what 2024 will look like and how C4GS could assist in reaching those goals.
With their head office in Shepparton, and depots in Bendigo, Wangaratta and Wodonga, GAME has been providing services to the Goulburn Valley since 1993.
With 15 permanent staff overseeing a workforce of more than 100 casuals, the company provides a flexible and highly visible workforce across regional Victoria and NSW.
But what many don’t know is GAME is recognised as one of Australia’s leading, regionally based social enterprises, making a positive long-term social impact in the Goulburn Valley and beyond.
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We had a great catch up recently with GAME Traffic and Contracting.
Our Member Engagement Manager Jenna Hearn spoke with General Manager Max Allen and CEO Josh Hudson about what 2024 will look like and how C4GS could assist in reaching those goals.
With their head office in Shepparton, and depots in Bendigo, Wangaratta and Wodonga, GAME has been providing services to the Goulburn Valley since 1993. 
With 15 permanent staff overseeing a workforce of more than 100 casuals, the company provides a flexible and highly visible workforce across regional Victoria and NSW.
But what many don’t know is GAME is recognised as one of Australia’s leading, regionally based social enterprises, making a positive long-term social impact in the Goulburn Valley and beyond.
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