MELBOURNIANS are currently getting a taste of all that makes Greater Shepparton great, with Federation Square being transformed into Shepp Square until April 21.
As Federation Square is the cultural and geographical epicentre of Melbourne where thousands of people converge every day, it provides the perfect venue to showcase all the reasons why people should visit, move and invest in Greater Shepparton.
Passers by will be able to find out all the reasons why Shepparton was just voted as Australia’s second best and Victoria’s top place to visit, as voted by wotif.com. There will be something for everyone this April at Shepp Square, with new and exciting activities each and every day, activities like the city has never seen.
An abundance of fresh local produce grown in Greater Shepparton Australia’s Foodbowl are available, and activities galore, everything from milking a not-so-real-cow and Indigenous games to African drumming. People have even been given the chance to enjoy a local wine, cider and beer or two.
At the moment, there is plenty of fun for families and young ones, with next week (April 17 – 21) it will be down to business with a focus on all the reasons why Greater Shepparton is one of the most progressive regional cities to live, work and invest.
A ‘Paddock to Plate Outdoor Lunch’ is on offer on Wednesday, April 18, with the menu inspired by Greater Shepparton produce and prepared by Taxi Kitchen’s executive chef and former Shepparton resident, Tony Twitchett. The meal will be perfectly matched with local wines and ciders, with tickets now available via the Shepp Square website.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said, “This is a whole of community initiative and effort.
“The benefits of putting Greater Shepparton on show in Federation Square are endless. It is providing the opportunity for our local businesses and organisations to directly engage with the Melbourne market, including the opportunity to direct sell and further develop their customer base. With the broad range of activities on offer, ultimate the aim is to drive visitation, investment and relocation to our region.
“This is a first-of-a-kind event for Greater Shepparton and Federation Square which is very exciting.
“We ask our residents to encourage their family and friends travelling to or based in Melbourne to visit Shepp Square for some fun and food. We would also love for members of our community who are visiting Melbourne to call in to Shepp Square to say hi.”