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Funding allocated for revised detailed design of GV Link

Greater Shepparton City Council allocated funds to complete a revised detailed design for GV Link, at 250 Toolamba Road in Mooroopna, at the October council meeting.

The GV Link project offers the Council the potential to establish an industrial zone and freight center in the region. To date, the investment has not been secured, but this project remains a priority for the Council given the potential to create significant jobs and countless impacts on the local economy.

A revised detailed design is needed as agents continue to receive investment requests due to the economic potential of GV Link, but they are constrained by out-of-date designs which limit opportunities to secure investment. The agents aim to simplify the design, reduce the financial burden for investors and improve the marketability of the GV Link land.

Mayor Councilor Shane Sali said this design review will confirm the potential costs and scope of construction and allow the project to proceed with greater certainty.

“The Council began an investigation into the feasibility of developing an intermodal terminal or inland port in the region 25 years ago, and updated work is now required to ensure the project’s suitability,” he said. -he declares.

“A lot has been done for this project, but there is still a lot more to be done, especially updated detailed designs due to changing landscape, freight and industrial needs.

“There is no doubt that the economic impacts associated with this project are significant and therefore the Board understands that updated designs are required to ensure its success. The project creates the possibility for large-scale operators to operate in close proximity and access to rail to ensure efficient processes. »

It is anticipated that the revised detailed design could cost approximately $500,000. Recent property appraisals have also been undertaken which will make the project more feasible.

“This work that we will now undertake enables the Council to respond quickly to any investment request, providing options to proceed with the sale of the Council lands and providing certainty on the delivery time of the works,” said Credit Sali.

“We look forward to seeing work progress on GV Link and taking the next steps for the success of the project.”

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