Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass

The bypass is proposed as a 36 kilometre north-south route running west of Shepparton and Mooroopna and linking the Goulburn Valley Highway to the Midland Highway. The first stage is planned to run from the Midland Highway west of Mooroopna via Mooroopna-Echuca Road to Numurkah Road/ Goulburn Valley Highway north of Shepparton and is anticipated to cost around $260m.

Greater Shepparton City Council and members of the local freight and logistics industry have been calling for many years for the bypass to improve freight efficiency and support development of the national highway system and the National Food Bowl Freight Task, and with road freight continuing to grow and projected to double again, lobbying efforts needed to be intensified.

Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass Action Group

The Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass Action Group provides advice to Greater Shepparton City Council on the development of the proposed western route and adopted staged approach of the Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass. It operates according to an adopted Terms of Reference and has no executive function.

The Group has representatives from neighbouring municipalities and six community representatives. The community representative positions are voting members of the Action Group and are appointed for a two year term.

Call for community nominations to the Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass Action Group

Greater Shepparton City Council is currently seeking nominations from individuals interested in joining the Goulburn Valley Highway Bypass Action Group.

The nomination form is available below:

Please return to Greater Shepparton City Council marked “Goulburn Valley Highway Bypass Action Group”, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3632, by 5.00pm on Friday, 21 April 2017.

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Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 21 April, 2017.

For more information or to register your interest in joining the Action Group, please contact Zoe Kemp via telephone on 03 5832 9730 or e-mail at zoe.kemp@shepparton.vic.gov.au.

To be eligible to be nominated as a member of the Action Group, you must be able to fulfil the Action Group’s functions:

  1. Act as an advisory committee to Council on issues related to the proposed Bypass;
  2. Provide a forum to update the community and stakeholders on the project process;
  3. Promote community participation, where appropriate;
  4. Lobby State and Federal governments to accelerate funding of the project;
  5. Initiate submissions and representations to the State and Federal governments in addition to the Goulburn Regional Partnership, where appropriate; and
  6. Provide advice on marketing, branding and promotion of the western route and staged approach of the proposed Bypass.

You must also be able to meet the following selection criteria:

  • be able to communicate at a political level;
  • possess knowledge of the project history and understand the relationships between Local, State and Federal governments;
  • demonstrate experience in community representation; and
  • demonstrate commitment to the proposed western route and staged approach of the Bypass.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can remain independent and do not have potential conflicts of interest.

We would welcome interest from the private or public sector from someone with experience in a relevant discipline such as:

  1. freight logistics and industry;
  2. transport planning;
  3. urban development;
  4. infrastructure development;
  5. tourism and visitor attraction;
  6. economic development;
  7. CBD business interests;
  8. communications, lobbying and promotions; or
  9. another relevant discipline.