To highlight the need for improved passenger rail services on the Shepparton Line, State Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed and the All Aboard team has launched a new fun event for the All Aboard Shepparton campaign at the SheppShow.
Joining her today at the Shepparton Railway station was the Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Dennis Patterson, Committee for Greater Shepparton Chief Executive, Matt Nelson and member of Shepparton Rails, Michael Welk.
They have issued a challenge for rail users, rail enthusiasts and would be chefs including children to enter a train shaped cake into the novelty section of the SheppShow on 9 and 10 October.
“We want to show the Minister for Public Transport that we are still campaigning strongly for faster, more frequent and regular train services to and from the Shepparton District,” Ms Sheed said.
“We want these cakes to focus on drawing attention to our lack of rail services for our community and I know the community wants me to keep the pressure on the Minister.
“Entries are due by Friday18 September so all our ‘train cake chefs’ are being urged to put in an entry and that will give them a couple of weeks to design their train cake before submitting it on 8 October, a day before the show begins.” Ms Sheed said.
The All Aboard Shepparton campaign is urging the public to visit the Shepp Show website for an entry form into the novelty section at: http://www.sheppshow.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Novelty.pdf or call her office on 03 5831 6944 for more information.
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