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Greater Shepparton City Council joins Victorian State Election discussions

As the Victorian state election draws closer, Greater Shepparton City Council, in partnership with businesses, community groups and residents, will be intensifying discussions with local candidates and the Victorian Labor Party, the Liberal party and the National Party.

At the very heart of Victoria’s agricultural and transport industries and being one of Victoria’s most liveable regional cities, with strategic investment, Greater Shepparton has the potential to alleviate the population growth pressures currently being experienced by metropolitan Melbourne and further contribute to the growth of the Victorian economy through increased business opportunities and visitation.

Greater Shepparton is the fifth-largest city in regional Victoria in terms of population, and is forecast to grow to 83,234 by 2036. Greater Shepparton also services a regional catchment of 250,000 people.

Greater Shepparton is therefore expected to play a significant role in the future growth and development of northern Victoria in terms of providing future employment, health, education, aged care, migrant, and retail services as the regional population expands and demand for a range of services accelerates through demographic change factors.

To fully meet the needs of an expanding and diverse population, there are four major transformational projects that will have significant influence on our future prosperity. These projects will only be possible by partnering with the Victorian Government.

Greater Shepparton City Council will work with both sides of government in securing state government support and investment for these vital projects:

  • Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) Redevelopment Stage Two
  • Goulburn Valley Shepparton Bypass Stage One
  • Shepparton Sports & Events Centre Redevelopment Stage One
  • Shepparton CBD Transformation

Greater Shepparton City Council also supports local businesses and organisations leading the advocacy of the following key projects:

  • Munarra Centre for Excellence (MCRE) - $33M.
  • Greater Shepparton College.
  • Rail – Passenger Rail $356M, freight rail $10M and fast rail.
  • La Trobe University Campus Extension - $21.4M.

For further information, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700 or click here.


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