Heritage a priority for council
Greater Shepparton City Council has made preserving history a priority as part of its latest strategy.
It was a monumental day yesterday at Rodney Park Village in Mooroopna, with demolition beginning on the new $20million redevelopment.
A caravan was destroyed by fire in Logan Crt, Shepparton this morning. District 22 duty officer Travis Harris said three Shepparton Country Fire Authority fire trucks attended the scene at 2.30am but the caravan was fully engulfed. Crews managed to...
Yesterday, Shepparton’s Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE campus was a hive of activity as it celebrated NAIDOC Week.
A spokesman for the city’s only licensed brothel says illegal sex activity is continuing in Shepparton, despite being brought to the attention of Greater Shepparton City Council and police.
With 3000 house fires in Victoria each year, Shepparton CFA commander Travis Harris has some prevention tips for the region.
More than 300 people packed into The Woolshed for Wednesday night’s Fairley La Trobe Lecture by high-profile barrister Julian Burnside, where he delivered a stinging attack on the Federal Government’s refugee policy.
The Fryers St Food Festival is set to be stronger and bigger than ever, with two new local faces joining forces for the popular event. Held for a fourth year, event organisers Liz Connick of Your Project Partner and Jamie Lea of JL Productions have partnered to create the entertaining festival in November. Having worked at several events in the past, Ms Connick said it was the first time the duo had combined talents to organise a festival together. She said the two had seen the festival evolve over the years and decided to get involved after seeing an expression of interest released by council looking for organisers. ’It’s a nice partnership, we’re both local, we’re both passionate about local food and the region and showcasing our CBD and Fryers St,‘ she said. Offering a plethora of food stalls, as well as market stalls and entertainment, the pair has also decided to add some new attractions, including a Friday night event in the Maude St Mall called ‘Flavours of the World.‘ ’It’ll be all about local multicultural food vendors,‘ she said. Other ideas include a table booking service for the Saturday night and the ‘Hall of Handmade’ which will allow home businesses to get involved selling their food, produce and crafts. ’There will be all the things that people traditionally know about the Fryers St Food Festival and we just basically wanted to have a couple of niche little zones,‘ Ms Connick said. Passionate about showcasing her hometown and Shepparton’s Central Business District, Ms Lea said she was honoured and excited to be involved in the festival. ’I wanted to sink my teeth into a project that meant something and highlight the work that happens here 365 days a week,‘ she said. Ms Lea also said it is more important than ever to support Shepparton’s local businesses. ’It’s a privilege to be able to have the skills to hopefully deliver something that has a flow on effect,‘ she said. ’We do food well, we do hospitality well, we have the venues, spaces and the places for everyone to enjoy and I’m excited to show it off.‘ City of Greater Shepparton mayor Kim O’Keeffe said she was delighted to learn Ms Lea and Ms Connick had been successful in obtaining the role of festival organisers. ’It’s great to welcome two new organisers in, bringing their different perspectives on the event,‘ she said. ’I’m very confident it’s going to be bigger and better and I’m excited to see what they’ll bring.‘ Applications are currently open for anyone interested in being involved with the festival. ’We really do want to stretch it out so that it is from Corio St, right through to Wyndham St so fingers crossed we get lots of applications,‘ Ms Connick said. All applications and expressions of interest can be sent to the Fryers St Food Festival Facebook page or online at
Former Shepparton News sports editor Rob Harris has taken up a key role at the Nine media group after being appointed National Affairs Editor last month.
A home on Trevaskis Rd in Wyuna east was destroyed by fire this morning. Workers on a neighboring dairy farm noticed smoke at the property around 9am. No one was home at the time of the fire, with owners Lisa and Sam Feldtmann having only settled on...
It was a monumental day yesterday at Rodney Park Village in Mooroopna, with demolition beginning on the new $20 million redevelopment. To be known as Mooroopna Place, the new Shepparton Villages aged care facility will include 100 residential care beds housing residents from the former Waratah Lodge, Grevillea Lodge and Boronia House. Established in 1990, the first sod was turned on the new development last month marking the end of an era in Mooroopna. With works now underway the facility is expected to be finished by September next year.
This Saturday marks one year since a Euroa woman endured a near-fatal car crash on her way to work in Shepparton.
Shovels to start construction of the Museum of Vehicle Evolution are expected to hit the dirt in October.
Shepparton’s new native fish hatchery is set to offer 12 full time permanent jobs, with half of these supporting Indigenous employment. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford was in Shepparton yesterday for the announcement which will see up to six Indigenous positions created once the new hatchery is completed in 2022. Ms Pulford said the fish hatchery would provide local employment opportunities for people keen on a career growing Murray cod, golden perch, silver perch and freshwater catfish. ”Employing Indigenous people to grow native fish like Murray cod will provide valuable jobs for people around Shepparton,“ she said. ”This is a wonderful opportunity for Indigenous people who connect with fish to land a hands-on-job supported by industry experts and leading education institutions.“ To assist Indigenous candidates pursuing the positions, the Victorian Fisheries Authority will partner with Melbourne Polytechnic and Deakin University next year to provide education, training and development opportunities. Training will occur around Shepparton and online, as well as on-farm learning at the VFA’s Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon, and at private hatcheries throughout Victoria. The two-year course will provide graduates with a Diploma of Applied Science, majoring in aquaculture, with the VFA currently exploring scholarships for high performing students completing the second year of the course to offer full-time employment. ”We are really pleased with the partnership with the local Indigenous community but also the innovative course work we have been doing with Melbourne Polytechnic and Deakin University so that people will have the qualifications and the skills that they need for what’s going to be a world class fish hatchery,“ Ms Pulford said. The fish hatchery is a flagship commitment of the government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing and to grow millions of native fish annually to boost wild stocks for recreational fishers in Victorian rivers and lakes. (bold) Indigenous people can register their interest in the training program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Human remains were discovered in dense bushland in Mooroopna on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found in the vicinity of Common Track by members of the public who quickly notified police. Shepparton Police processed the site in the early hours of...
A hotel in Mooroopna is currently taped off by police due to an assault that took place on the premises overnight. Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit acting sergeant Jeff Wren said a person has been hospitalised following the incident. He said the...
The drivers of three vehicles involved in a collision in Shepparton this afternoon were taken to Goulburn Valley Health. Shepparton Police Senior Constable Matt Krul said the collision occurred in Fryers St, Shepparton just after 4.30pm. “We have...