Pental worker holding up bottle of White King

Doing Business in Shepparton

Without a doubt, Greater Shepparton is getting greater, with over 250 new businesses opened over the past three years.

This has included construction of a $30 million medicinal cannabis farm, construction of a $52 million art museum designed by one of Australia’s leading architects Denton Corker Marshall, establishment of three craft breweries and the arrival of major retailer Anaconda.

Tourism is taking off with the turning of the sod for the $6 million Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE), approval for a $7 million Native Fish Hatchery Tourism Facility at Arcadia and the $5 million upgrade to the deluxe Quality Parklake Hotel in Shepparton.

$1.37 billion commercial worth of projects are currently underway including the $171 million redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health (public hospital) and Freedom Foods are currently completing their $130 million growth plan.

Our economy is prosperous and robust with Shepparton being Australia's 16th most economically resilient city during the COVID-19 pandemic (source: University of South Australia) thanks to such industries as:

  • Building and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Transport
  • Health Care

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for increased domestic based manufacturing and less reliance on import goods, with Greater Shepparton being Australia’s premier manufacturing hub, we have the industrial land, services and transport connectivity to get your business up and running.

So let’s do business!

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Key facts and figures

Greater Shepparton is a vibrant, diverse community located 2 hours north of Melbourne in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, the foodbowl of Australia. Extensive road transport industry with 25% of all truck registrations in Victoria from the Goulburn Valley. Shepparton’s central location is a major advantage and has seen it emerge as the industry, retail and services hub for central Victoria. It also provides straightforward access to Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
As the heart of the Foodbowl, 25% of Victoria’s agriculture is produced here contributing $900m annually to the Victorian economy and $2.06b in exports. $2b investment into our state of the art, world class irrigation delivery system.
Gross Regional Product $3.51b. Small business equate to 32.2% of the business sector.
Home to multinational companies such as SPC, Tatura Milk Industries (Bega), Uniliever, Visy, Pental products and Freedom Foods.

Top 10 reasons to invest & do business in Greater Shepparton

  1. The clean and green climate, plenty of sunshine and state of the art irrigation system.
  2. National transport hub.
  3. Highly level of connectivity — road, rail and air.
  4. Strong manufacturing sector.
  5. Internationally competitive agricultural industry such as dairy and horticulture.
  6. Strategic attraction of international, national and state events.
  7. Centrally located state-wide and nationally.
  8. Talented and highly skilled workforce.
  9. Ongoing private and government investment in the region.
  10. Support, networks and services required to make things happen!

Major projects in development

  • $366m Shepparton Rail Line Upgrade
  • $229.3m Goulburn Valley Health Redevelopment
  • $119m New Greater Shepparton Secondary College
  • $52m Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
  • $17m Maude Street Mall Urban Redevelopment
  • $12.66m CFA Fire Station
  • $12m La Trobe University Shepparton Campus extension
  • $10m Powercor Depot
  • $5.2m St Anne’s College at Kialla

Current investment opportunities

  • Accommodation
  • Tourism experiences
  • Horticulture
  • Manufacturing
  • Residential development
  • Solar projects
  • Professional services
  • GV Link - Goulburn Valley Freight and Logistics Centre