Greater Shepparton Competitive Advantages

     
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A central location in terms of Greater Shepparton's position in north-central Victoria, and well-placed to serve parts of the Riverina region in southern NSW.

  • An attractive climate, with
    • mean temperatures in summer between 27 C and 29 C (in Melbourne, the mean is 24 C to 26 C);
    • daily average of 7.4 hours of sunshine(Melbourne has 6.0 hours);
    • annual average number of 110 clear days (Melbourne has 49 clear days);
    • and an annual average of 109 cloudy days (Melbourne has 179 cloudy days).
  • A central location in terms of Greater Shepparton's position in north-central Victoria, and well-placed to serve parts of the Riverina region in southern NSW.
  • Proximity to Melbourne (2 hours' driving time) and set to reduce further with Nagambie bypass.
  • A strong and diversified economy, with representation of rural, manufacturing and service sectors.
  • An excellent range of facilities and services for the community, from shopping and health care, to recreation and sport.
  • A skilled and dedicated labour force, with a strong work ethic and little friction in terms of industrial relations issues.
  • A high degree of entrepreneurial ability, involving people who are resilient, flexible and adaptable.
  • Representation of three universities: Australian Catholic University, Latrobe University and the University of Melbourne, as well as GO TAFE, and a reputation for high retention rates at secondary school level.
  • Identified as One of the Top 25 Hotspots in Australia to Start a Business and also for lifestyle (My Business, April 2005.
  • Strong building activity figures, around $3m building activity each week, steady over past 3 years

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