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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 [email protected]
Fairley Foundation trustees visited selected projects and foundation-funded programs in Shepparton yesterday ahead of last night’s 2019 Fairley La Trobe Lecture.
Opinion was divided at Tuesday night’s Greater Shepparton City Council meeting over the reappointment of Peter Harriott as chief executive officer.
Police have confirmed a Tatura East property destroyed by fire last Thursday belonged to convicted man Angelo Pat Russo. Russo was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the shooting manslaughter of David Calandro at the same property on February 18, 2017. Shepparton CIU Detective Senior Constable Paul Van Emmerik said the Victoria Police Arson Squad investigations have concluded on site and that the fire continues to be treated as suspicious. Sen Const Van Emmerik said the property had been unoccupied since Russo’s arrest. ’The cause of the fire is undetermined at this stage,‘ Sen Const Van Emmerik said. Sen Const Van Emmerik said Russo had been made aware of the incident and that it is understood he would be released from jail in the near future. ’We’ll be continuing to speak with witnesses and neighbouring farms in the area,‘ he said.
Shepparton has had its say on the next Victorian Road Safety Strategy after an open forum hosted by the state government and TAC on Tuesday night.
Agriculture students from across the Goulburn Valley attended a farm safety session yesterday to implement better safety measures in a dangerous industry.
Kyabram Fauna Park is now home to the world’s most venomous snake with the arrival of a pair of Inland Taipans (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).
After 40 years on the airwaves, Vision Australia Radio may be no more next year due to a lack of funding support from the Federal Government.
Shepparton is the only regional city in Victoria to take part in a Victorian Government fact-finding mission around spent convictions.
A Shepparton man is intending to plead guilty to sending close to 40 asbestos-filled packages to embassies and consulates across Australia, a court heard yesterday.
It’s an emotional story of a journey from war-torn Aleppo to opening his own Syrian restaurant as a refugee in the heart of Shepparton.
Electricity distribution business Powercor is investing $10million to upgrade its Shepparton base depot.
Greater Shepparton nature strips will nurture more than 1000 street trees as part of the annual street tree renewal program and urban forest strategy.
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...
Powercor expects power will be restored in Tatura after midday today, after mass outages occurred across the town yesterday afternoon. The first reports of power outages in Tatura were at 3.30pm, due to high winds and heavy rainfall. A Powercor...
AN ECHUCA grandmother was confronted and may have been assaulted just after 6pm. Her family has posted security video in a bid to identify her attacker, who had been waiting on the veranda of the woman’s High St home. In their Facebook post the...