Greater Shepparton Economic Response to COVID-19 Package – Stage 2

Greater Shepparton City Council has stepped up its financial support for the community, announcing a $2M Stage 2 Greater Shepparton Economic Response to COVID-19 Package at the June Council Meeting.

The package includes a raft of measures aimed at assisting the community in dealing with the significant economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $2M package includes 29 measures and targets four key areas:

  • Business and Economy
  • Community
  • Visitor Economy
  • Advocacy

For information regarding what is included within the $2M package, please visit:




Working for Victoria & Cleanaway begin cleaning blitz in Greater Shepparton

A four-week cleaning blitz will take place across Greater Shepparton commencing on Saturday 16 May and funded by the State Government’s $500M Working for Victoria initiative as part of the state-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of Working for Victoria Cleaning Blitz is twofold, to provide employment opportunities for people who have lost their job due to the economic impacts of coronavirus, as well as, enabling the deep cleaning of public assets to further assist with slowing the spread of coronavirus.

The Victorian Government has engaged cleaning services throughout the state to assist with cleaning and disinfecting high foot-traffic areas such as local shopping strips, retail districts, parks and open public spaces.

The cleaning will support the work already being undertaken by Council, and provide much needed short-term employment for members of our community.

Locally, the cleaning and disinfecting will be delivered by Cleanaway Shepparton. Cleanaway will be working during daylight hours, seven days a week for the four weeks starting Saturday 16 May.

Cleanaway’s areas of focus will include traffic light buttons and poles, signs and poles, street and park benches, handrails, front door handles and the exterior of public toilets.

Taking Care of Business During Covid-19 Webinar Series

Finding Business Motivation in COVID-19 – Friday, May 22, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Has your business been impacted by COVID-19 or are you one of the lucky ones who is going gangbusters right now? Either way we all need motivation to get up and do business. In these COVID times finding motivation can be even more of a struggle so let’s share how we can do it. Join with a panel of local business owners who discuss the challenges and roadblocks to keeping motivated and share their tips for staying motivated to work on their business during good times and bad.

To register for the live webinar visit:


COVID-19 Health and Safety Videos in 8 languages

Greater Shepparton Foundation has joined with the Uniting Settlement Support team in Shepparton to record videos covering crucial COVID-19 health and safety messaging in multiple languages.

The videos are a valuable tool to communicate vital information to our CaLD communities to help them protect themselves and the wider community.

The messages in the videos are drawn directly from the Department of Health around social distancing, mental health, stopping the spread, hygiene, staying informed, and providing information for older Australians.

The videos are available in Arabic, Persian/Dari, Dinka, Hazaragi, Swahili, Punjabi and Filipino.

These videos are being shared as widely as possible via WhatsApp and Viber groups in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, allowing everyone to play them directly on their phones without having to navigate websites.

You can visit for the link or direct to the videos at

If you want to share the Uniting link, let people know they can translate the Uniting website into their language using the Translate tool at the top of the video page.

If you need more information about this project please email Cheryl Hammer on

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What do you need help with?

If you or your clients have a COVID-19 related question that you’re searching for an answer, then Council’s What Do YOU Need Help With?” web page may be a good starting point.

The web page provides a central place as a starting point for you to get answers to your questions.

The web page includes a series of FAQs (frequently asked questions) and a list of services and resources available to help.

Head of Campus, Shepparton - La Trobe University
La Trobe Business School Leadership Professional Development Program – free

The Leadership Professional Development Program delivered by La Trobe Business School, is free, open to all and fully online.  The program consists of three modules, each approximately 4-6 hours of learning:

  • Leading Self
  • Leading Others
  • Leading for Results

Participants explore:

  • The way they lead and reflect on their personal leadership style
  • Determine leadership strengths and areas for development using selected diagnostic tools
  • Identify the characteristics of successful teams and the role of followership
  • Formulate and implement creative, feasible solutions to a range of organisation/business related issues
  • Identify and analyse forthcoming challenges
  • Apply creative problem solving and critical thinking skills to provide possible solutions to a problem facing organisations.


  • Assess personal and professional knowledge, skills and capabilities required to lead contemporary organisations in challenging times
  • Connect with peers from different partner organisations to can share thoughts, experiences and develop ongoing mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Participants obtain a professional certificate of participation
  • Ability to develop a Personal Leadership Development Plan


  • Ebooks and video recordings
  • Activities to complete on-line
  • Questionnaires & diagnostic tools

Participant Enquires | 03 9479 3755 |


General Manager - Qualify Training
Infection Control in the Workplace – Accredited Short Courses

Developed in consultation with medical, education and cleaning industry experts, our accredited short courses are a valuable resource specifically designed to support employers and employees working across a range of industries.

COVID-19 Infection Control in the Workplace – $290 (plus GST)

For Health Care Workers – Infection Prevention and Control – $245 (plus GST)

Please contact Will Henderson on 0408 434452 or email to discuss further.

Instrument grade disinfectant wipes needed

A health service provider needs instrument-grade disinfectant wipes as per attached photo. They use it as part of their surface cleaning routine. If anyone has stock or knows a business that stocks them, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you so much!

Online Webinars (free)

The Greater Shepparton Business Centre is providing access to online webinars,
varying topics, all are free to register.

Please visit our website HERE for topics of interest for your business.

2 x COVID grants for $50,000 each

Goulburn Valley Medical Workforce Fund is calling for expressions of interest to deliver 2 projects:

  • Supporting primary care to respond by speeding up influenza vaccinations, training the local primary care workforce in the effective deployment of infection control measures and equipment, and ensuring access to PPE and sanitiser.

  • Supporting community organisations by training volunteer and community workers in infection control measures applicable to their activities and the specific population groups they are working with.

More info – see link