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.
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.
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.
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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.
Committee for Greater Shepparton is supported by the following businesses, and many others:
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