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Contamination rate down

It’s bin better.. But Greater Shepparton City Council’s latest green bin contamination rate is not wheelie all that bad.. For May, the city was reported as having 3.4 per cent contamination in its green bins.. While an improvement on

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Thomas Moir
Jun 20 2018
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Green cash flows

The shot in the arm for composting in Shepparton, alongside improved recycling measures in neighbouring shires, have been helped along by Victorian Government support aimed at easing recent recycling pressures.. Western Composting Technology in

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Thomas Moir
Jun 19 2018
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Capital works budget pruned

An allocation to the new Shepparton Art Museum has been dialled back and the next Welsford St upgrade stage pushed out a year in a reshuffled 2018-19 Greater Shepparton City Council budget that will tonight be considered by councillors.. At

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Thomas Moir
Jun 19 2018
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Bid for rural areas to welcome more migrants

Australia should ‘‘connect the dots’’ and help rural areas capitalise on the opportunities migrant communities can offer, a regional think-tank has argued.. But regional leaders say industry in Shepparton has largely been

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Thomas Moir
May 29 2018
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Solar concerns aired

Drama around four solar farm applications in Greater Shepparton was heard in Victoria’s upper house for a second time last week, where an Opposition MP asked whether communities were being disadvantaged by the proposals being

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Thomas Moir
May 29 2018
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Raising a GV glass to China

As distribution channels become easier to navigate, the burgeoning Chinese market has ripe opportunity for wines from the Goulburn Valley and surrounds, some industry figures say.. Longleat and Murchison Wines’ Guido Vazzoler said China was

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Thomas Moir
May 25 2018
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SAM project stays on track

Despite a $5million increase to its contribution, Greater Shepparton City Council is confident it can pay for its share of the new Shepparton Art Museum before its doors are expected to open in late-2020.. The new SAM development was allocated

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Thomas Moir
May 24 2018
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New Maude Street upgrade

Greater Shepparton City Council is starting to self-fund the next stage of the city’s CBD revitalisation project after it was more than once overlooked for Federal Government funding.. The Maude St upgrade — comprising the section from

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Thomas Moir
May 24 2018
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Roads off the map

Three roads bordering the Pine Lodge cemetery will soon disappear, set to be amalgamated into the site.. Greater Shepparton City councillors last week voted to give public notice of a decision to remove the cemetery’s three abutting roads and

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Thomas Moir
May 23 2018
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Streets ahead with upgrade

There could be more stages yet to come on Shepparton’s Welsford St upgrade, with an eventual goal seeing four traffic lanes extend all the way south to the Victoria Park Lake precinct.. Greater Shepparton City Council’s 2018-19 draft

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Thomas Moir
May 23 2018
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Landfill hub work on track

Greater Shepparton City Council is confident it has about half a year of breathing room to shift to its new landfill.. The council will have about six months to shift from the city’s outgoing landfill to its tip of the future, with Cosgrove 3

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Thomas Moir
May 23 2018
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Cashless parking

Cashless pay-by-phone parking will be in play in Shepparton’s CBD during the next two months, Greater Shepparton City Council says, despite delays in their roll-out.. But the city’s old coin-operated parking meters will remain in action

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Thomas Moir
May 19 2018
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Just hangin’ around

Is it a bird? is it a plane? No, it’s a population of a species under pressure.. Greater Shepparton City Council has been forced to close a Tatura walking track to protect the flying foxes that call it home.. The population of the winged

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Thomas Moir
May 18 2018
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Solar vies with rural

A clear set of guidelines around solar farm proposals should be developed, a planning panel has heard from farmers and other stakeholders.. A panel considering the merits of Shepparton area solar farm proposals yesterday heard from Goulburn Murray

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Thomas Moir
May 18 2018
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Plans forging ahead

An attempt to delay the new Shepparton Art Museum project until all funding is secured has been rebuffed by Greater Shepparton City Council’s chief, The News understands.. A former deputy mayor made efforts to pause progress on the $40 million

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Thomas Moir
May 18 2018
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Balance of farming, solar

Solar farm investment is welcome, but not at the cost of the region’s best agricultural land, State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has said.. Ahead of a planning panel on Monday, Ms Sheed said while she was in favour of renewable energy

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Thomas Moir
May 16 2018
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Ex-councillor airs concerns

Make question time more accessible and avoid doubling up on arguments already made by others.. These are among the changes a former Greater Shepparton City councillor is suggesting to improve council meetings.. John Gray yesterday spent

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Thomas Moir
May 16 2018
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Red light over punctuality

While Shepparton awaits faster VLocity trains, the line continues to fall short of its punctuality target.. More than four in every five Shepparton trains arrived on time last month.. The 82 per cent punctuality result marks a slight improvement on

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Thomas Moir
May 16 2018
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Panel hears solar applications

A solar panel of a different kind was installed in Shepparton yesterday.. A planning panel hearing kicked off in the city yesterday to decide the fates of four solar farm proposals proving problematic to determine for Greater Shepparton City

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Thomas Moir
May 15 2018
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Connectivity for liveability

Greater Shepparton’s mayor says it is ‘‘ridiculous’’ that areas of the city have poor mobile connectivity in the 21st century.. And regional communities with mobile black spots may be kept on hold after no further

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Thomas Moir
May 12 2018
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