The benefits of improving Shepparton’s infrastructure will flow on to surrounding communities, a City of Greater Shepparton councillor says.JARROD WHITTAKER March 8, 2014 5:08am
Cr Kevin ‘‘Gunna’’ Ryan said it was important to recognise the municipality’s status as a regional centre, servicing a large population.
‘‘City of Greater Shepparton covers (almost) two and a half thousand square kilometres, not four square kilometres,’’ Cr Ryan said.
While Greater Shepparton has a population of 62
More than 229
Shepparton is the closest urban centre for most of these people.
Cr Ryan said Shepparton needed to be able to offer those people services.
‘‘Shepparton has got to be able to offer those services, whether it be in health, whether it be in industry, or transport to get to-and-fro,’’ he said.
‘‘What we’ve got to do is make sure with this campaign that we get those facilities up to scratch.’’
He said Shepparton had missed out substantially in capital expenditure.
‘‘The government talks about every day how they’ve got to decentralise,’’ Cr Ryan said.
‘‘I’ve been on council since 1972 and I’ve heard decentralisation used and repackaged by every government coming in.
‘‘If we’re going to look at that, where is the infrastructure money? Where is the rail? Where is the road to get these people?’’
Great time had at this year's Barmah Muster.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Friday’s annual primary inter-school cross country meet will see a broader variety of students taking part, as well as the introduction of a new finish line.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
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A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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