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It was published in September 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.
A temporary home for the Visitor information Centre has been found, with the VIC setting up in Nixon Street, opposite the Queen’s Gardens.
The site, formally the home of ‘Kiddie Culture' was chosen for its close proximity to the CBD, SAM, the Queen's Gardens and the airport bus stop, along with the availability of accessible facilities and suitable parking including long vehicle parking.
Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan said it was exciting for the VIC to have a new, temporary home.
"The Visitor Information Centre provides an important service to tourists and our own residents, who often drop in to find out information for visitors they may be hosting," Cr Houlihan said.
"The Centre will operate from this location for about 18 months, while the development of a new centre is underway.
"It will be good for staff and the volunteers to have a more settled home and I'm sure they can't wait to open.
"Planning has also commenced to develop a design brief for a new VIC building and we will be meeting with key stakeholders and encouraging community members to have their say on a number of potential locations."
"We'd like to thank our visitors, volunteers, the tourism industry and operators and Tourism Greater Shepparton for their patience and support during this time. We understand the important role the Visitor Centre plays in influencing the travel patterns and length of stay of visitors to the region".
The former VIC site, at Victoria Park Lake will be demolished after Council's insurers determined that due to the extensive damage it was beyond repair. Clearing of the site will occur in the near future.
It is anticipated the new VIC will be up and running in time for Tourism Month in October.
- Released 11 September 2013