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Huge hospital redevelopment on track for 2021 completion By Danielle Cox WITH everything that’s going on across the country and all over the world at the moment, we thought it would be nice to focus on the positives happening in and around our community, which includes the state-of-the-art $229 million redevelopment for Goulburn Valley Health. Continued on pages 26+27

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WORKING WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS TO CREATE A RESPONSE… Committee for Greater Shepparton CEO, Sam Birrell is part of a consortium to provide a community and business response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Katelyn Morse

The Greater Shepparton Response THE RAPID acceleration of events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for community and business groups around the nation to look at how we might effectively pass through this with the least damage possible. The Committee for Greater Shepparton along with the Shepparton

Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Shepparton City Council, Lighthouse, Tourism Greater Shepparton, Shepparton Show Me, Fairley Leadership along with Growing Regional Opportunities for Work have been working together to prepare an effective response for the community to adapt. Continued on page 28


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Statement from the Premier V IC TOR I A Police has established a Coronavirus enforcement squad of five hundred officers to ensure containment measures that have been put in place to combat Coronavirus are followed. C o o r d i n a t e d t h r o u g h t h e Po l i c e Operations Centre, the officers will be out in the community doing spot checks on returning travellers who are in 14-day isolation, as well as enforcing the bans on indoor and outdoor gatherings. This includes the decision of the National Cabinet to implement Stage 1 of a shutdown of non-essential activity across the country from midday today Monday, Mar 23 which is aimed at slowing the spread of Coronavirus. The businesses that will close due to the Stage 1 shutdown include pubs, clubs, nightclubs, Crown Casino, and licensed venues in hotels and pubs. It also includes

gyms, indoor sporting venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues. Restaurants and cafes will only be allowed to provide home delivery or takeaway services. This decision and other containment measures are meaningless if Victorians don’t take them seriously or don’t think they will be caught if they flout the rules. Such thinking is wrong and the new Coronavirus enforcement squad at Victoria Police will take action against anyone caught doing the wrong thing. The Stage 1 shutdown will have a sig n i f ica nt i mpac t on t he l ives a nd livelihoods of many Victorians, but if we don’t do this, more Victorians will contract Coronavirus and more Victorians will die. The decision will be reviewed regularly by the National Cabinet, and speaking as honestly as possible, it’s likely that

governments across Australia will need to go further in the days and weeks ahead. The government can also confirm that school holidays for government schools in Victoria will be brought forward, starting on Tuesday 24 March. Schools will use this time to support teachers and staff plan for flexible and remote learning in the event schools need to move to that method of teaching. I have recently told Victorians that the Government will ask them to do things they have never experienced before – these are the types of measures that I was talking about. I also call on every Victorian to undertake t hei r civic dut y a nd prac tise social distancing: don’t be closer than 1.5 metres from another person, wash your hands and practise good hand hygiene. Do that for yourself, your loved ones and

for the loved ones of people you have never met. It will save lives.

The good, the bad and ugly… By Geoff Adams THERE are 1000s if not tens of thousands of extraordinary stories about Coronavirus that are compassionate, and equally bad. There’s a boon of planting vegetables, so much so Bunnings Shepparton had run out of seedling at the time of going to press. Fresh Goulburn Valley fruit and vegetables are sought after in the big Sydney and Brisbane markets, adding considerable value to local orchardists. Pental Limited’s Shepparton factory in Drummond Road has increased production dramatically with its White King cleaning agents along with a host of other soap and handwash cleaning products. Demand is huge across Australia, New Zealand and even China for its products. Despite so many negatives, another local manufacturer, Med-Con, Australia’s only mask manufacturer has orders coming in from all over the world, let alone Australia. The Lemnos factory is going 24/7 fulfilling huge orders for the government as well. The major benefit to the Shepparton region is a jobs boon at the mask manufacturer. Busy business sectors are: pharmacies, f r u ite rs, butche rs, se r v ic e st at ions, superma rkets and liquor outlets are experiencing a spike in sales.

Local restaurants and eateries have been quick to adapt by offering takeaway pick-up and delivery services. Readers can refer to the special Adviser feature with several of Shepparton’s pick-up and delivery outlets on pages 18 & 19. Shiraz-a-virus hasn’t killed anyone to date according to a local resident who mentioned it to The Adviser. On the ugly side…community gardens are being ripped up by unscrupulous locals, the odd fight has broken out at supermarkets, bus loads of out of towners have descended on Shepparton, Euroa, Benalla, Echuca, Tocumwal, Deniliquin and many other d ist ric t superma rkets , butchers a nd pharmacies, causing chaos in some cases. The Adviser heard that a bus load of people from Melbourne parked and entered a well known Shepparton food outlet, did their big shop and returned to their bus, changed into other clothes and tried to enter the outlet again in disguise, they were stopped by security. A truck driver spotted a stockpile of toilet rolls about to be shipped to China in a Melbourne warehouse. He reported it to authorities. The Adviser has learned of container loads of toilet paper being shipped to China every day.

Have your say… Have you experienced kindness, aggression or aggro while shopping locally? Have you got a story to tell about the Coronavirus good, bad or ugly? The Adviser would like to hear from you by emailing: editorial@sheppartonadviser.com.au Alternatively you can call us on 5832 8900.

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Council being proactive in dealing with Covid-19

UNPRECEDENTED TIMES… Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Seema Abdullah addresses the impacts of Coronavirus on our community. Photo: Steve Hutcheson.

ACCORDING to Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Seema Abdullah, “Business as usual is no longer an option and Council is making adjustments on a daily basis as per the advice from the State and Federal governments.” At the time of writing, a number of facilities have been temporarily closed. This includes Aquamoves, the Shepparton Sports Stadium, Tatura Park Exhibition and Events Complex, Eastbank and Westbank performances and Senior Citizen facilities. At the same time, a number of events and activities have been cancelled including Activities in the Park, Planned Activity Groups for the elderly and Council events involving more than 100 people. Modified activities include SAM, only open for the exhibition, libraries and the Shepparton Business Centre are open but programs will be closed, McIntosh Centre/ Showgrounds cancelled as per the number limitations. Services within Council such as Planning and Building are only open to phone and email appointments. Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered but on three days instead of five. Recipients will still receive five meals, two on Monday, two on Wednesday and one on Friday.

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Other services such as kindergartens, KidsTown, family day care centres and long day care centres will remain open. Cr Abdullah said, “Other services such as in-home care will continue. Our staff are being given additional coaching in hygiene to ensure that our clients get the best and safest attention.” “The Council has the best interest for the community and our staff in this instance.” said Cr Abdullah. “We are currently operating in accordance with the Municipality Emergency Plan and members of the public are advised to keep checking on the Council website as well as the Department of Health and Human Services for any changed conditions.” “I would also ask that if anyone has elderly or vulnerable neighbours that they check in on them to make sure they are ok and have access to food, medication and other supplies,” said Cr Abdullah. “We also encourage our community to continue to be active and stay connected with others during this period, whether it’s via phone, social media or small get-togethers.” T he cou ncil website is at w w w. g re at er sheppa r ton . c om . au a nd t he Department of Health and Human Services are at www.dhhs.gov.vic.a


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Three very happy winners of $1000 each Our first of three weekly $1000 winners were Belinda Morrison of Nathalia, who shopped at Shepparton Workwear & Safety, spending $139.95. Belinda was thrilled to have won as she and her partner Rod Whyte have two children, Charlotte, 11, and Hamish, 9. The family has plenty of options of where to shop with more than 160 businesses involved in the GMCU / ADVISER $30,000 Giveaway. Sally Higgins also won a $1000 gift card compliments of the GMCU. Sally shopped at Fairleys IGA Supermarket, spending $113.90. Her first reaction…”I can’t believe it, oh my God.” Sally and her husband Matthew operate the iconic Higgins Bakery. Their two sons, Jack, 10 and Will, 4 are having birthdays shortly, so what a time to enter and win $1000. Over the moon was how to describe our third of three winners of $1000. Gina Sozzi with her partner Sam run Bicaro’s Restaurant. For $40.70 at The Butcher Club, they walk away with $1000 thanks to the GMCU and The Adviser. Gina said the win had come at a very good time for them. You too can win big in the 2020 GMCU Giveaway. This week all entrants at participating shops get a double chance to win. So when you spend $10 or more, fill two entry forms out and you go in the draw for one of three $1000 gift cards next week as well as the grand draw of $10,000, which includes an amazing $5000 gift card from the GMCU and a wonderful opportunity to take a break valued at $5000 from Lyn McNaught Travel. Check out the back page 35 of this edition and support the many local businesses that support our region. The winers for this week will be announced in the next issue of The Adviser.

FAIRLEYS SUPA IGA… From left, The Adviser general manager, Will Adams, Fairleys SUPA IGA store manager, Steven Murray, 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway week one $1,000 winner, Sally Higgins and four-year-old son, Will, and GMCU Shepparton branch supervisor, Rhyll Hicks. Photo: Danielle Cox.

THE BUTCHER CLUB… From left, GMCU Shepparton branch manager, Dallas Moore, The Butcher Club Shepparton manager, Helena O’Halloran, 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway week one $1,000 winner, Gina Sozzi and The Adviser managing director, Geoff Adams. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

SHEPPARTON WORKWEAR & SAFETY… From left, The Adviser managing director, Geoff Adams, Shepparton Workwear & Safety senior sales assistant, Karen Turner, 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway week one $1,000 winner, Belinda Morrison and GMCU Shepparton member services officer, Kelsey McDonald. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

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Obituary : Barry Thomas Perryman IT WAS just 17 months ago that friends and family gathered to farewell Barry’s wife Bev. That was a difficult day for all, but it was especially heartbreaking for Barry as he had to say goodbye to the love of his life. The family told me, that he sort of, just gave up after Bev’s passing, every anniversary, birthday or special milestone he faced without her broke his heart that little bit more. Many friends and family already knew this fact and all agree that it’s important everyone knows that Barry was ready to go, more than ready to be re-united with Bev and we hope that Barry can take some comfort from that thought. And we honour him by remembering him for who he really was, a placid, gentle man. A man who lived for his family, a man who wasn’t perfect (because he was just like the rest us) he had his ups and downs, good days and bad but he lived his life to the fullest, he was a great husband, father and pop and a terrific friend to many. He was a good bloke, who lived a great life with music, photos, poetry and tributes. Barry Thomas Perryman, was born in Box Hill, Victoria on the 15th of August 1940. He was the eldest of three children born to parents Vicki and Tom and brother of Faye and Neil. The Perryman family lived in Albert Park but moved to Box Hill at the commencement of WW11. Barry attended Box Hill South Primary School and also Tooborac Primary School. A young Barry alternated between schools for a number of years before completing his education at Box Hill High. Barry was an exceptional sportsman. During

his teenage years he was a gymnast, he competed in long jump and triple jump competitions and was, more often than not, the victor. He held the school records for many years in both triple and long jump. He was an accomplished tennis player and took professional tennis lessons. He was well known for his footy skills and was a valued member of the football team at Tooborac. Unfortunately, he had to give sport away in his early 20s due to irreparable knee injuries. Barry was just 15, when he left school to begin an apprenticeship as a printer with The Age. He joined the Army Reserve and received his Army Driver’s Licence on the 23rd of October 1960. He also received the Certificate of Proficiency in Hand and Machine Composition from the Apprenticeship Board of Victoria on the 14th of August 1962. He made the move to Benalla in 1974, where he took a job with the Benalla Ensign which at the time was owned by Geoff and Angela Adams, publishers of The Shepparton Adviser are still very dear friends of the family today. In 1986 Barry moved his family to Shepparton where he finished his working life at The Adviser . He retired in his early 60s. Taking a step back we take a look at how Barry and Bev started their life together. Barry was passionate about racing, both motorbikes and cars. It was a passion he shared with his brother-in-law John for many years. It was at a motorbike race meeting that he met the love of his life Bev Gough. (Bev often said he was a pretty good catch because he was a good looking fellow with a nice car) After courting for a couple of years, Bev and

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Barry were married on the 16th of January 1965 in the Presbyterian Church in Box Hill. Bev and Barry hired a caravan at Box Hill and towed it with the old FC Holden to Lakes Entrance for their honeymoon. Bev and Barry welcomed their first child Glenn in 1966, he was followed by Neil in 1967, Kevin in 1969 and finally a girl Debbie in 1975. Barry was the cook in the household (although Bev always did the roasts), he was a great cook and the kids struggled somewhat to pick his best, because it was all good, but they agreed that his stew with dumplings and his homemade pies and sausage rolls were most memorable – and, he even made his own pastry!!! During retirement, Barry and Bev moved back to Melbourne and made their home in Melton. It was important to be close to their kids and of course the grandkids. He lived his final days surrounded by family and of course the family dogs, Stella, Ruby and Carlos. His very last days were spent at the Northern Hospital and although his body was failing him, his mind was still sharp. He had a lovely doctor named Maureen. Although sad, the family knew he was ready to go to be with Bev when he passed away on the 23rd of January 2020, Barry was 79 years of age. Barry is survived by his brother Neil and his children and their partners, Glenn, Neil and Cindy, Kevin and Kerri and Debbie and Mark. His grandchildren and their partners, Luke and Bailey, Alexia and Thomas, April and John, Sami and Natalie. He will be dearly missed but always remembered.


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GMCU offers customers support with convenient banking options AVAILABLE TO HELP… From left, GMCU member service officers, Amber Monk, Kelsey McDonald and Melissa Foster are happy to help you in branch with all your banking needs. Photo: Danielle Cox.

IT HAS become more important than ever that we, as a community, work together in the current environment. GMC U C EO, Melissa R alph has confirmed that their ten branches remain open for business, with staff available to assist in branch or over the phone. “We are taking additional steps to ensure that our branches are regularly sanitised, and have suspended or limited all nonessential business travel by our employees. We will continue to monitor advices by the World Health Organisation and Australian Department of Health, and take appropriate actions to protect the health and safety of our employees and our communities.” Ms Ralph said. “GMC U understands that, in the current environment, customers may prefer

alternative methods of conducting their banking. Convenient access continues to be available via GMCU’s Internet banking, mobile app, Visa card, ATM, contactless digital wallet and telephone banking services. “We are also here to assist if our customers find that their employment or businesses are affected. There is a range of options available for us to work together through these unprecedented times. We encourage any of our members who are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19 to contact us to discuss the options available for GMCU to assist,” said Ms Ralph. For information or support with your banking needs, contact GMCU on 5821 9033, visit www.gmcu.com.au or visit a branch.

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HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT GROW… Through the Linking Landscapes project, GBCMA can provide landholders with purpose-built tree guards. Photo: Supplied.

From little things big paddock trees grow A small amount of effort can provide huge benefits when it comes to protecting paddock trees now and for the future. “Many of our large paddock trees are dying and not being replaced, leaving large gaps in the agricultural landscape,” Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (GBCMA) Janice MentiplaySmith said. Ms Mentiplay-Smith also said many landholder’s revegetated sites provide links to existing remnant vegetation. “This is terrific but we do recognise that sometimes establishing large corridors of vegetation is not possible. Small ‘islands’ or ‘stepping stones’ such as trees dotted across a paddock are just as important for native animals as well as for providing shade and shelter for stock.”

Through the Linking Landscapes project, GBCMA can provide landholders with purpose-built tree guards. The guards are fabricated to withstand pressure from cattle and sheep. Each guard requires four steel pickets to ensure it remains in place. Placed around an emerging seedling in the paddock, it can remain until the tree is strong enough to withstand stock pressure, and the guard can be relocated to protect another emerging tree. The Linking Landscapes is supported by the GBCMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. For more information please contact Janice Mentiplay-Smith on 5764 7506.


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A GREAT SPONSORSHIPS… From left (back), Shepparton District Junior Football League (SDJFL) players, Kobe Loughran, Archie Loughran, Jayden Pert, Cooper Sleeth, Trent Newbound and Oscar Lambourn. (Front), SDJFL president, Mark Lambourn, Shepparton Toyota principal dealer, Vaughan Bradshaw, SDJFL board members, Sharon O’Dwyer and Craig Potter. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

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Oh what a feeling! FOR the first time, Shepparton District Junior Football League (SDJFL) has attracted a naming rights sponsor after a three-year sponsorship arrangement was signed recently with Shepparton Toyota dealer principal, Vaughan Bradshaw. The league will now be known as Shepparton Toyota District Junior Football Competition. SDJFL president, Mark Lambourn said a new naming rights sponsor is a big leap forward to create more pathways and community inclusion for the region. “Along with all our other long-term and loyal sponsors, whom we can’t do without, having Shepparton Toyota as our naming rights sponsor is significant. Not just for the financial support

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but for what it does to create pathways for kids, their parents and inclusion into our great community,” he said. The agreement was signed just weeks after Mr Bradshaw took over the local Toyota dealership. With the brand already connected to football and community programs, he said it was an obvious fit. “Toyota is heavily involved in the community with programs like the ‘Good For Footy’ and ‘Toyota Community Foundation’ already well established. My goal was to reposition the brand and use these programs and genuinely support the community,” Mr Bradshaw said. This year’s competition will be postponed until the 31st of May.


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Taking the hassle out of your next DIY IF YOU’RE stuck on something to do this upcoming Easter long weekend, then why not start a DIY project around the house? You’ll find everything you need at Mooroopna Hardware. Better yet, during the month of April, simply purchase over 4L of Taubmans paint to go into the draw to win a Weber barbecue pack worth almost $500.

Whether it’s a DIY or for work, we’ll make sure we have the product you need to get the job done Joey Campanelli

Mooroopna Hardware manager, Joey Campanelli said, “We’re here to help you with your next project. Whether it’s a DIY or for work, we’ll make sure we have the product you need to get the job done. “We have also upgraded our aisle signage so our customers can find things more easily, and we also now provide a welding gas swap station. Simply bring in your empty bottle and swap it for a new one.”

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DO IT YOURSELF… Mooroopna Hardware manager, Joey Campanelli and owner, Allen Hunter can help you with your next DIY project. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

With a timber/steel yard, key-cutting, free parking and plenty of stock for all trades available, visit Mooroopna Hardware at 7 Mill Street, Mooroopna or call 5825 4660. Mooroopna Hardware is open seven days, 7am to 5:30pm on Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 2pm on

Sunday. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Mooroopna Hardware is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.


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Local franchise has new owners

THE NEW TEAM AT CLARK RUBBER… Owners Ricky Kumar, Garry Singh and Jay Singh are ready to serve you. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

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GMCU congratulates this week’s winners 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway week one $1,000 winner, Sally Higgins and fouryear-old son, Will and GMCU Shepparton branch supervisor, Rhyll Hicks

2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway week one $1,000 winner, Gina Sozzi and GMCU Shepparton branch manager, Dallas Moore

2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway week one $1,000 winner, Belinda Morrison and GMCU Shepparton member services officer, Kelsey McDonald

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SOME businesses have the uncanny knack of being locked into the Australian lexicon when we think of a particular product range. Clark Rubber is one of those names that perhaps says it all. Others might carry some of the products but when we think of rubber products or even pool chemicals and products, it is the first place we think of. The franchise in Shepparton has recently changed hands. Three friends, originally all coming from the same general area in India a matter of ten years ago, have put their collective skills together to become Clark Rubber Shepparton. Jay Singh, Garry Singh and Ricky

Kumar have all been active in retail since they arrived and developed a passion to provide service to their clients. “We have a unique product range that covers many requirements for domestic use to industrial use,” said Ricky. “Our range of pool products are not just for small pools, we can provide equipment and chemicals for anything up to large council pools.” Clark Rubber is located at Shop 4, 130 -160 Benalla Rd, Shepparton. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Clark Rubber is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.


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ALL YOUR FISHING AND HUNTING NEEDS… From left, Trelly’s Outdoor team member, Ross Threlfall, team member and Official Native Squad Youtuber, Max Shannon, and Trelly’s Outdoor owner, Steve Threlfall. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

Feeling a little off, maybe it’s time to isolate yourself in the great outdoors. That’s permission to go fishing and hunting, and with GoFish postponed, Trelly’s Outdoor have a truckload of tackle for you to quarantine with. Isolate with Bassman, Stump Jumpers, Pirate, Ballista, Codger, and Old Mate lures starting from $10, including all new Jackal colours. Isolate with 20 to 50 percent off selected rods, reels and combos from big brands

such as Shimano, Daiwa, Abu, Samurai and more. Trelly’s Outdoor have also restocked on ammunition and guns. So get into Trelly’s Outdoor for that healing feeling. Visit 209 Corio Street, Shepparton or phone 5821 6572. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Trelly’s Outdoor is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.


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CELEBRATE EASTER WITH EUROPA DELI… From left, Europa Deli and Café business owners, Joe and Anna Mallamaci with some of their excellent Easter baskets. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

Gourmet Easter with delicacies galore THERE’S something very special about the bustling and friendly atmosphere at Europa Deli and Café. It’s an inviting space for locals to sit and enjoy a casual chat over coffee, or to browse and purchase a wide range of unique and gourmet deli groceries. Europa Deli and Café business owners, Joe and Anna Mallamaci are renowned around town for providing exceptional service to customers and should be proud of the work they do. Further to providing an exceptional range of food products, delicatessens, café food, coffee and much more, this Easter, Joe and Anna have again created some gorgeous gourmet Easter baskets full of delicacies to delight anyone. “Our delightful Easter baskets are filled with the specialist and gourmet European products from our store,” Joe explained, “And

further to the Easter baskets, we are also selling Colomba Pasquele, an Italian traditional Easter cake. “We want to wish all of our valued customers a safe and happy Easter holidays.” Visit Europa Deli and Café this week to find the perfect Easter gift for your loved ones, or even for yourself. Find Europa Deli and Café at 37 Vaughan Street, Shepparton or phone 5831 3109 to place your order for an Easter gift basket. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Europa Deli and Café is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

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Knowing the importance of quality skincare As one of the longest running beauty salons in the Goulburn Valley, Shepparton Skin and Body strive to make people look good and feel great - with services including advanced facials, waxing, lash / brow treatments, massages and much more. S heppa r ton S k i n a nd B o dy s a lon manager, Chelsea Harbor said, “Our mission since taking over the business two years ago is to deliver exceptional quality treatments and products, and educate our clients on how important skincare is, and more importantly how to use it. So many people make their own routines not

MAKING YOU LOOK AND FEEL GREAT… From left, Shepparton Skin and Body beauty therapists, Stacey Ross, Kirstie Malloch, salon manager, Chelsea Harbor, Shepparton Hair Removal IPL and Electrolysis technician, Jayne Newman and Shepparton Skin and Body beauty therapist, Samantha Usher. Photo: Supplied.

knowing what the products are, what they do or how to apply them. “We are constantly receiving training

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for our therapists to ensure we are up-todate with Germaine De Capuccini’s latest research and technology, as well as the latest beauty trends.” Shepparton Skin and Body is the only stockist in the GV for Germaine, which is a luxury European skincare, created over 50 years ago. It is one of the world’s leading skincare specialists, #1 selling professional skincare brand in Spain & Italy & sold in 20,000 spas, salons and clinics worldwide. “Whether are you looking to relax or wa nt a long-term sk i n mai ntena nce

program, we have everything here in salon for you.” To book your free skin consultation, c a l l 5 8 2 1 0 2 7 1 o r v i s i t w w w. sheppartonskinandbody.com.au Shepparton Skin and Body is located at 221 Fryers Street, Shepparton. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Shepparton Skin and Body is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.


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The top trends to wear when winter hits BE inspired by the latest trends for this autumn and winter at Shop 221. Deep, rich greens are colours you’ll be seeing everywhere this winter and Shop 221 could not be more on-board. This colour suits just about everyone and it’s a nice change to the previous winter staples of black and camel. Layering is key as our climate is constantly evolving and requires a versatile wardrobe. Always invest in a good vest as they provide a lot of warmth and can help to complete your outfit. This season you will also fall in love with prints, colours and textures in evening and day wear. You will also see a lot of soft linen, blend fabrications, flowing shirts, chunky knits and faux fur coats. Head into Shop 221 and see one of the lovely ladies to style you for your next event or to update your winter wardrobe. Shop 221 is located at 185 Maude Street, Shepparton (in the Maude Street Mall). For further enquiries, give the store a call on 5821 2161. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Shop 221 is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

KEEP WARM AND STYLISH… For the latest autumn and winter trends, head into Shop 221. Photo: Supplied.

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Keep making every drop count in cooler weather

BEING WATER WISE… From left, GV Water customer accounts and services officers, Kylee Alford, Lingy Harhangi, Melva Themilis and customer accounts and services team leader, Rosie Campbell are encouraging people to be more water efficient. Photo: Supplied.

WITH cooler temperatures signalling the arrival of autumn, Goulburn Valley Water is reminding people to continue saving water into the winter and spring seasons. While outdoor use is predicted to decrease with cooler weather, residents are still urged to look at how to make every drop count indoors. People can take a 4-minute shower to save about 80 litres per house per day, only use the dishwasher or washing machine when full and on eco-mode, and scrape dishes clean rather than pre-rinsing. Catch running water while waiting for it to

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warm up and use it on the garden, and peel vegetables with a bowl of water, rather than under a running tap. People should consider reducing the duration and frequency of garden/lawn watering with cooler weather and potential increased rainfall in winter/spring, You can find more information on regional Victoria’s Target Your Water Use program, including tips on saving water, as well as a water calculator to see how much water your household is using at www.gvwater.vic.gov. au/every-drop-counts


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AVOID EASTER BREAKDOWNS… Central Tyre Service apprentice mechanic, Kurtis Scott can make sure your car is fit for the road over Easter. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

Are you ready for your road trip this Easter? SUCCE SSF U L businesses are always built on the principles of good service and competitiveness, and that’s exactly what you will find at one of Shepparton’s enduring businesses, Central Tyre Service. For 68 years, the family owned and operated Central Tyre Service has been looking after customers from far and wide. In preparation for the busy Easter period, Central Tyre Service have excellent tyre specials, for all vehicles both large and small. You can buy three tyres and get the fourth free from an excellent range of Goodyear tyres or simply enquire about

their comprehensive vehicle service, mechanical repairs or wheel alignment correction. Call Rod, Geoff, Tim and the team today to book your car in for a free tyre health check. Central Tyre Service is located at 117 Welsford Street, Shepparton, phone 5821 9555. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Cent ra l Ty re Ser v ice is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

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A WORK IN PROGRESS… The last part of scaffolding on the five-storey building is due to come down soon, with the crane soon to follow. Photos: Katelyn Morse.

Huge hospital redevelopment on track for 2021 completion continued from front page This project is set to create approximately 300 full time equivalent new jobs and will ensure that the Greater Shepparton area will have more health services available and less wait times. While the end date for this huge project is still set for late 2021, there is still plenty happening and you only have to drive along Graham Street to see just how much has changed since the project began. Apart from the crane sitting on top of the five-storey building (which is due to come down this Friday) and the new Dialysis Unit which opened in November last year, the first new building that you see is the new Emergency Department (ED). The ED is set to be double the capacity of the original ED, though it’ll be another 12 months before we see it at its full capacity while the existing ED building will be stripped back to a shell and rebuilt. This will include a new Satellite Medical Imaging Department, which will have two new X-ray rooms, an ultrasound

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room and a new CT scanner. The new ED building will feature three new and much larger resuscitation bays, two negative pressure isolation rooms, and mental health and sexual assault areas to provide a more discreet service. The main building is up to the final stages now with some 100-120 workers currently adding the final touches to the insides to ensure its completion by mid July. The ground floor won’t be seen by patients, but still carries a lot of importance, as it’ll be ensuring they are well fed during their stay in hospital. The new kitchen will be a significant upgrade from the original kitchen that was built in the 1970s, with brand new equipment and a brand new menu. That’s right. Patients will be able to order a greater variety of meals at various times of the day, giving patients more choice and flexibility around their meals. This change is due to the importance of good nutrition during recovery, and will be done through an electronic system to make mealtime at


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SOARING HIGH… A somewhat iconic sight over the past 12 to 18 months has been the crane on top of the new five-storey building, which is due to come down on Friday.

the hospital much easier and to give patients more control. The first floor of the main building will include four new theatre rooms, recovery bays and the Intensive Care Unit, while the second and third floors will be medical and surgical wards. The top two floors will hold the Central Energy Plant, which will supply power to the whole site including the existing hospital. As it’s still a fully functioning hospital during this redevelopment, the community can expect a lot of movement to their

services over the next 12 to 18 months. GV Health CEO, Matt Sharp said, “We are aware that this may cause confusion and disruptions, but there unfortunately isn’t an easy way to continue providing services whilst undergoing such a large-scale redevelopment.” To st ay up - to - d ate w it h f u r t her information regarding GV Health’s redevelopment, visit www.gvhealth.org. au or GV Health’s Facebook page. You can also look out for further stories in the coming weeks of The Adviser.

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Saving time and money in the office OFFICE automation is changing the way we do business. Freeing up time, digitising documents and records for disaster recovery and security, simplifying processes and increasing productivity, Yes, that photocopier in the corner has a lot more functions and smart services than a lot of us are aware of. Located at 193B Corio Street, Shepparton, Viatek has been around for over 35 years with a branch network that covers all of Victoria and NSW. Brad Campbell, new account manager in Shepparton said, “We are finding some companies are spending more money and time than what they need to be on their printing. After a business health check we find ways to significantly reduce costs and improve efficiency within businesses. “We provide a complete print management service. We have a technical team to look after your machines from the point of making sure your toner is filled, to undertaking a complete service. “Where we do shine through though is helping a firm integrate an automated printing solution and document storage process into a tailored management system.” Viatek are the national agents for Fuji Xerox, a world leader in digital print technology. Contact Brad for an obligation free business health check on 1300 654 695 or by email at brad.campbell@viatek.com.au

DO YOU NEED A BUSINESS HEALTH CHECK?… New account manager for Viatek Shepparton, Brad Campbell looks forward to being of service. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

The Greater Shepparton Response continued from front page

There are two main problems, health of the community (particularly vulnerable) and health of the business sector in the face of an economic downturn. The overall effort is called the Greater Shepparton Response. Committee for Greater Shepparton CEO, Sam Birrell said, “The Covid-19 pandemic is

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unprecedented in the risk it poses to the community and the damage it will impose on life and business. It is imperative that the Greater Shepparton community work collaboratively and pull together to lessen the impact.” The key is the Greater Shepparton Response Business 2 Business Website (to be launched this week) which can have streams focused on support for the business community (cross deployment of workforce, information sharing, supply chain

support locally etc) and community (food supplies for the vulnerable, health support, information, care for the elderly). The site will contain a directory and a noticeboard. This way, businesses can communicate what they need (employees, supplies etc.) and other businesses can respond with assistance if they can give it. The site will also try to provide some information and support on how to deal with various situations.


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Bubble tea, a taste and texture sensation

TEA WITH FLAVOUR AND TEXTURE… Bubble Cuppa owner, Phoebe Chow mixes a brew. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

Photo: Michael Amendolia

CREATED in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea is a mix of milk tea, tapioca pearls and syrup. It spread through Asia, gaining popularity and then exploded in popularity across the United States. It has now arrived in Shepparton. Bubble Cuppa is a quaint little bubble tea shop that opened in November. Phoebe Chow, the owner, saw the rise of bubble tea shops in Melbourne and knew there would be a demand in Shepparton. More than 20 flavours are on offer such as jasmine milk tea, taro milk tea, mango green tea, and even milk tea. “Young people love the flavours and the texture, thanks to the chewy tapioca balls,” said Phobe.

“Besides the drinks, we also have a range of snack foods, a lot of Asian flavours, to go with them.” Bubble Cuppa is located at 257 Maude Street, opposite the fire station and is open from 11.00am to 6.00pm on weekends and 11.0 0am to 7.0 0pm during the week. Bubble Cuppa is open for takeaway and delivery only, call (03) 4800 3730. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Bubble Cuppa is a participating business in the 2020 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

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