Racing towards an exciting future for the region
Engines are revving up in preparation for the construction for Shepparton’s new Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) following approval from Greater Shepparton City Council to provide $1.374 million of financial support for the project.
The $6.25 million museum will expand on the current Shepparton Motor Museum footprint with an extra 10,000 square metres of exhibition space to showcase curated displays of transport-related vehicles and memorabilia, providing a chance to boast about the important local history of truck transport in the food bowl plus much more.
MOVE harnesses several of Shepparton’s key strengths, including community fundraising, solar power, driver education, transport history and events, the innovative new project will combine heritage, social history and technology to create an engaging visitor experience.
The objective of the museum will be to create an interactive learning experience where visitors can learn about the vital role motoring and transport has made in the development of the Goulburn Valley and our impressive local history as leading global producers.
MOVE is anticipated to have an annual economic output of $5.7 million from the increased visitation and is anticipated to have a total economic impact of $13.1 million on the Greater Shepparton region during construction, supporting 14 jobs directly and 21 indirect jobs during construction.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said council was proud to support MOVE.
“The Goulburn Valley has a long history of transport and movement,” she said.
“Greater Shepparton is a region of significant economic and social importance to the state and is a natural hub for road transport with nearly one-in-four of all Victorian trucks registered here.”
“The need to transport the premium produce of the region to the markets of the world has meant that Shepparton has flourished through transportation.”
Construction for MOVE is set to commence in October, with the building phase predicted to take about six months to complete.