News in brief October 5

Greater Shepparton City Council advises that the works will be completed by Friday, October 14, weather permitting.

The work site will be under traffic control and partial road closures between 7am and 7pm.

During construction, asphalt works are being carried out on Broken River Dve from Palmer Rd to Archer St and Hastings Ave from Wimmera Dr to Broken River Dve. Residents who live in the area will get their property, some delays are expected during the construction.

Council participates in the international expo

Greater Shepparton City Council will be participating in Asian Fruit Logistics next month, to explore and explore opportunities for international trade in the area.

At an additional council meeting on Tuesday, October 4, councilors authorized Mayor Shane Sali to attend the exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, along with the council’s economic development manager and economic development project officer.

The Greater Shepparton delegation will host a stand at the event in partnership with Fruit Growers Victoria and local growers.

This will be the fourth time the Council has led a delegation to the World Expo, an opportunity to support one of Greater Shepparton’s largest industry sectors, partner with local growers and establish the region as Australia’s fruit capital and business. and investing.

“Greater Shepparton’s agricultural industry generates $765 million annually and our significant horticulture industry is worth $328 million, much of which is exported internationally,” Cr Sally said.

“Having a trade stand at the expo will raise awareness of the region’s fruit and vegetable offerings and create an opportunity to negotiate deals between overseas buyers and local growers.

“Our region’s fruit growers support this initiative and many are participating in trade negotiations.”

Asian Fruit Logistics runs from Wednesday 2nd November to Friday 4th November.

For more information, visit www.asiafruitlogistica.com/

Apply now for elective jobs

Applications are still open to work in November’s state election and contribute to Democracy Victoria.

The Victorian Electoral Commission is looking for lay staff to deliver a safe, transparent and fair election.

Anyone over the age of 18, who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or holds a current work visa, can apply to work with VEC for one day or up to four weeks in a variety of jobs.

Polling stations and early voting centers are located across the state and people are encouraged to apply for election jobs anywhere in Victoria.

Choice employees develop management, customer service and teamwork skills and gain unique work experience.

Those interested in working in the election can register at vec.vic.gov.au/workaelections

The Australian Electoral Commission has announced that registered voters who received a new driver’s license or passport number as a result of the recent Optus data breach will not need to update their electoral registration.

Elections Commissioner Tom Rogers said the announcement offered reassurance to voters affected by the data breach.

“We know that voter registration is not front of mind for someone affected by a data breach, and it never should be for most voters,” Mr Rogers said.

“The AEC regularly receives license and passport information from our partners in federal, state and territory governments, which means that changes to your license or passport number will not affect your registration.”

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