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In with times

Shepparton’s saleyards upgrading to electronic sheep and goat tagging marks the facility moving with the times, a long-standing saleyards chairman says.. Former councillor Kevin ‘‘Gunna’’ Ryan said some harboured

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Thomas Moir
Dec 15 2017
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Residents getting better at going green

Greater Shepparton residents are improving their green waste skills.. After hitting the three per cent contamination target just four times in the green bin waste program’s first 28 months, Greater Shepparton has achieved the low target in

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Thomas Moir
Dec 14 2017
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Must know who to treat

A sexual health nurse has welcomed moves to improve access to HIV treatment medication, but said emphasis still needed to be on people getting tested.. Suzanne Wallis, a sexual health nurse practitioner at Goulburn Valley Health, said improving

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Thomas Moir
Dec 14 2017
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Make meters more modern

Modernise Shepparton’s ‘‘inconvenient’’ parking meter technology or charge less per hour for parking.. One Shepparton retailer has said Greater Shepparton City Council needed to bring its parking program into the 21st

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Thomas Moir
Dec 14 2017
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Off track for punctuality

Punctuality on Shepparton’s train line laboured last month, with the service posting its lowest result in months.. Just 83.6 per cent of services arrived on time last month, a figure narrowly bettered by the Seymour line’s 85.4 per cent

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Thomas Moir
Dec 12 2017
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Falling short

Australia’s small towns are strapped for essential services and investment is not reaching areas where it is needed, a report from the Regional Australia Institute has found.. Access to psychologists, preschool teachers and dentists was

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Thomas Moir
Dec 12 2017
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Road project list

The Goulburn Valley Hwy has been chosen as a pilot site for new electronic signs to help prevent dangerous merging.. Following an exhaustive, state-wide public consultation process, VicRoads has released its Country Roads: Your Insights, Our Actions

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Thomas Moir
Dec 12 2017
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User pays system will hurt disadvantaged

Cr Fern Summer has renewed her criticism of Greater Shepparton City Council’s user pays system at its resource recovery centres, labelling it unfair.. She believes the gate fee cost recovery mode disadvantages the poorest.. Ignoring

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Thomas Moir
Dec 09 2017
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Lake open, but still not safe for swimming

After being closed for a few days, Victoria Park Lake is open again and safe for water sport and recreational use.. Water has been deemed to have safe contamination levels, with activities like rowing, sailing, canoeing and fishing all fine, but

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Thomas Moir
Dec 09 2017
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Water works

If your drinking water tastes or smells a bit different, do not worry.. Goulburn Valley Water is assuring customers it is safe to drink.. People might notice a slight change to the flavour and odour of the water supply in the next few days.. Poor

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Thomas Moir
Dec 09 2017
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But wait, there’s more

Greater Shepparton City Council is celebrating the completion of the latest stage in the long and winding Welsford St redevelopment.. And while inroads have been made, there is still more to be done before the project is finished.. Welsford St is

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Thomas Moir
Dec 08 2017
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Share views

A new central business district office space is aimed at creating a first port of call for Shepparton business people wishing to air their grievances, offer suggestions or canvas ideas.. Greater Shepparton City Council’s Think CBD office space

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Thomas Moir
Dec 08 2017
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Deadline in doubt

Owners of the Fairleys IGA site have six months to find a tenant for a second full line supermarket on site or risk competition moving in further along Numurkah Rd.. But Fairleys IGA operators said six months was a ‘‘totally

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Thomas Moir
Dec 08 2017
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Assessing road damage extent

Greater Shepparton City Council will need to wait until water recedes to assess the scale of road damage caused by recent record breaking flooding.. And then, a hefty amount of infrastructure assessment will start, including 677 sections of road, 23

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Thomas Moir
Dec 07 2017
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Hard waste collection is tough nut to crack for council

Hard waste collection will be part of strategic waste discussions this month, but it appears to be a hard proposition for Greater Shepparton City Council to justify.. The push for hard waste collection — a service that would cost the council

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Thomas Moir
Dec 06 2017
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Call for tender fails

City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Kim O’Keeffe is concerned after no tenders were received for a roads project in Greater Shepparton.. The recent tender process for a contract to complete the improvements to the St Georges Rd streetscape saw no

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Thomas Moir
Nov 25 2017
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Trial parked for a month

A free parking trial is far from a foregone conclusion, Greater Shepparton City councillors say, with plenty of details yet to be teased out during the next month.. Frustration at the push for free parking in the Shepparton CBD was on show this week

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Thomas Moir
Nov 24 2017
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Council backs solar farms

Councillors are celebrating a ‘‘solar city’’ return with more than $300 million and 200 megawatts of proposals across five solar farm projects being considered for Greater Shepparton.. The council on Tuesday night voted

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Thomas Moir
Nov 24 2017
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Free parking a ‘grenade’

The free parking discussion was launched into this week’s Greater Shepparton City Council meeting like a ‘‘grenade’’, with councillors expressing frustration with the issue and the need for it to be settled.. A formal

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Thomas Moir
Nov 23 2017
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Smooth driving on Old Dookie Rd

An old, failing section of Old Dookie Rd has been given a new lease on life.. A section of road along the key truck arterial was re-opened yesterday after an extensive works period co-funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and Federal

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Thomas Moir
Nov 21 2017
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