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Greater Shepparton City Council
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Greater Shepparton riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The City of Greater Shepparton’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $5.67. This is below the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $362,000 and population of 63,854.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Aquamoves bike lockers
• Cycle strategy implementation: Including preparation of implementation plan and tourism/events related expenditure
• Preparation of new cycling guide and map booklet
• Cycle network maintenance: Including on-road line marking, shared paths and vegetation removal and slashing
• Mount Major mountain bike facility operations
• Events sponsorship: Including Fruit Loop, Mountain bike event, Shepparton cycling club event sponsorship, Australasian schools cycling cup, U19 nationals Road championships and 70.3 series Half Ironman Triathlon
• Cycling promotions: Including Go Bike trade expo, Herald Sun tour advertising and general magazine cycling initiatives advertising
• Contribution to secure bike storage
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of this report.
The City of Greater Shepparton achieved a five-year BiXE average of $7.05. This is above the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
See full BiXE report available here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network Victoria is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Shepparton and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
To view candidate statements for Shepparton go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Shepparton.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
Tatura Bike Lanes
Aug 07 Hogan St now has bike lanes along its 1.6km length. This is a great result for the people of Tatura as Hogan St is the main East-West street through town.
Welsford St Bike Lanes
Jul 07 1.2 km of new bike lanes have been completed in Welsford St Shepparton. This route provides bike riders with a safe alternative to the busy Goulburn Valley Hwy.
Draft Bike Strategy
Sep 06 Council have recently completed a draft of their new Municipal BikeStrategy for the Greater Shepparton area. This document is now out for public consultation and they assure us it should be available on their website by the end this week. We encourage you to give them feedback to ensure they can accurately reflect riders' needs in their action plan.
The draft strategy is available here: http://www.greatershepparton.com.au/residents/leisure/sharedpath/
Oct 02 Council is starting to tackle difficult bits of the bike network
Council has a focused bike plan with a detailed works program that lets them successfully apply for state government funds to complete the bike network. Shepparton has more people riding and more people wanting to ride as their bike network expands.
Strong local support for cycling means council continues to provide significant amounts of council funds for further improvements.
Bicycle Network Victoria ran a pilot Cycle Instead project in Shepparton in 2003 because it has a good base level of shared paths and bike lanes.