What a week!
I am so proud of this community for their passionate support of the #allaboardshepparton campaign.
When we started this campaign we were worried we wouldn’t be able to get enough people to come along to make our voices heard but how wrong we were!
To the group who took a day off work, got up early and made their way to the Parliament of Victoria I say thank you.
It was the talk of the town and I will make sure improved rail services to Shepparton do not fall off the Minister for Public Transport’s agenda.
And thank you to the group behind the campaign, the Committee for Greater Shepparton, Greater Shepparton City Council, Shepparton RAILS, my dedicated staff, Liz and Garry from LA Vision and other loyal supporters.
What a fantastic team effort.
In great news the Committee for Greater Shepparton will have a representative on the Regional Transport Advisory Group, so we can be assured our voices will continue to be heard and will inform the Regional Network Development Plan.
Last weekend I opened the annual Autumn Orchid Show, run very successfully by the Goulburn Valley Orchid Club Inc.
Much of this week was spent organising the All Aboard Shepparton campaign but I also attended a Family and Community Development Committee meeting and had briefings on new legislation.
My office also heard from people concerned about greyhound racing, house rentals, the lack of radiotherapy services and dialysis machines in Shepparton.
This week I’ll be back in Shepparton and am looking forward to my first Community Catch Up in Strathmerton.
If you live in the district please join me on Friday at Café@3641 at 10.30am.
I’ll be there for at least an hour to meet locals and have a chat, so please come and say hello.