Making progress

May 26, 2017


The Shepparton Education Plan Community Advisory Group has met for the first time this week.

This group has the task of devising an Education Plan starting with the four secondary schools in Shepparton and Mooroopna.

A $1mill funding announcement was made as a pre-budget commitment in the 2017/18 Victorian State Budget by the Minister for Education to enable the planning phase to proceed this year. This is an exciting step in improving education outcomes for our children.

We cannot sit back and hope for better – now is our chance for real change and when the community consultation commences in the very near future I ask you to contribute to this important task by sharing your own knowledge and experience.


I attended the Tatura Community Planning Meeting last week.

It’s exciting to hear the great plans residents have for their town, including a 10km walking circuit, and an extension to the beautiful Mactier Park.

Community will is a great driver to achieve funding for such projects, and it’s wonderful to see residents showing such passion for the beautification of their town.


It’s been almost a month since the great State Budget announcement for Shepparton District, but where do we go from here?

The commitments that we have seen from this government get several major projects started – the redevelopment of GV Hospital, the GV Highway bypass, work towards a Shepparton Education Plan, and as a result, better youth opportunities and outcomes, and of course commencing work to improve rail services.

But it’s only the beginning.

Together we must keep up the advocacy and the passion in these areas to ensure these projects are funded through the following stages by consecutive governments.

Shepparton District - there is time to celebrate, but not to rest.

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