It was great to welcome the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, to the district on Friday.
During his first visit to the Shepparton District since his election Premier Andrews officially opened the high speed snack line at SPC.
The Victorian Government contributed $22 million to the modernisation and renewal project, which was a co-investment with SPC’s parent company, Coca-Cola Amatil.
The project safeguards jobs at SPC and enables SPC to increase its range of consumer-ready products.
Increased demand for SPC products across the globe is good news for everyone in this region, including the Goulburn Valley producers who supply them.
We then met with Greater Shepparton City Council before a quick lunch at Teller with community stakeholders.
Earlier in the week I attended a briefing on the budget and new legislation to be brought before parliament this week.
I also attended my first meeting as a member of the Family and Community Development Committee.
On Wednesday I was pleased to open the Water Technology Cluster Irrigation and Energy Expo, a fantastic event showcasing new innovations to improve water efficiency.
And during the past few days I’ve also met with the Committee for Greater Shepparton, GV Health to work on their redevelopment master plan and the Clontarf Foundation.
My office heard from constituents on issues including banning smoking at bus stops, Lyme Disease, Greyhound racing, bus route access for the elderly, chemical drift from agriculture spraying and mental illness.
On Thursday the All Aboard Shepparton campaign will take its demands to Spring Street, I hope to see lots of you on board the 6.30am train to Melbourne!