Local News Wed May 2
Well over $375 million of State Budget money will flow into Shepparton this coming financial year on big ticket items.
$313 million has been allocated for Stage 2 of the Shepparton Rail Line upgrade - allowing VLocity trains to run on the Shepparton line for the first time ever.
$23 million will go towards establishing the Munarra Centre for Regional excellence - supporting Victorian Traditional Owner groups.
$20.5 million will go towards the Shepparton Education Plan and Ardmona Primary, and $20 million will be spent on roundabout upgrades on the Shepparton Alternative Route.
While LABOR's political figures, and Independent Suzanna Sheed have celebrated the announcements for Shepparton - others have a less than positive account of where the money's going.
Liberals and Nationals across the Goulburn Valley have hit out at Daniel Andrews over how he's emptying his wallet.
Deputy Nationals Leader Steph Ryan says LABOR's announcement of free TAFE courses from next year is too little, too late - saying under Daniel Andrews, students have turned away from Victoria's training system in droves.
Nationals CANDIDATE for Shepparton Peter Schwarz says Shepparton's been delivered a raw deal - saying DANIEL ANDREWS is spending 25 billion on project blowouts in Melbourne, while dishing out a comparatively tiny amount of funding for Shepparton's struggling rail services.
Ovens Valley Member Tim Mccurdy says Yarrawonga and Cobram have been handed a raw deal - with upgrades to Yarrawonga Health and Cobram Secondary College ignored.
Liberal Upper House Member Wendy Lovell says funding for Shepparton's been put on a drip-feed - and voters will not be fooled with what is clearly a budget full of smoke and mirrors.
Police are seeking the whereabouts of Numurkah teenager CHASE MONAGHAN. The 19 year old is wanted on five warrants in relation to assault offences. He's known to frequent Rushworth and Seymour - is 190cm tall, Caucasian, with a slim build and short hair.
The Australian Federal Police cyber safety roadshow is in Shepparton this morning. Parents, teachers and carers are set to learn the latest cyber safety education techniques and awareness programs - under the ThinkUKnow scheme. Detective Superintendent JAYNE CROSSLING says technology is changing for younger generations.
Three prolific GV Lawn bowlers have been elevated to the local hall of fame. Rushworth's JEAN SPRAGUE, Merrigum's JOAN COLDWELL and the late ALLEN MATHESON all received the honour at an awards gala on Monday night.