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July 18, 2017

A new advisory group has been appointed for Tatura Park (pictured) which features large-scale equestrian, livestock and other events throughout the year.

Tatura Park will be headed by a new advisory group after Greater Shepparton City Council appointed 10 community representatives to the committee.

According to the council, the advisory group’s role is to advise it on procedures, rules, conditions of use and proposed capital works necessary for the proper management of the facility.

The group must also advise on any specific issues that arise from time to time.

Former councillor Kevin Ryan said he had been on the group since its inception about 30 years ago, and this year came on board as a community member for the first time.

‘‘We’ve always had 10 on the committee, which is fantastic; we’ve never fallen short,’’ he said.

‘‘Generally speaking it’s a good blend of people; we’ve got representatives from a broad range of community interests.’’

Mr Ryan stressed the importance of having such a facility, not only for Tatura but for the wider area.

‘‘It’s such an integral part of the community; it brings a lot of money into Tatura,’’ he said.

Having seen visitor numbers continue to grow with the extension of the facility, Mr Ryan said Tatura Park was often utilised for events that could last from two to three days to a week and sometimes more.

Mr Ryan joins fellow advisory group members Mitch Fox, Shaun O’Shannessy, David Quick, Craig Rath, Noel Russell, Mick Taylor, Carl Walters and Graeme Drew on the committee.

The members have been appointed for a period of two years, along with two councillor members.

The new group came into effect on June 26 and will conclude on June 25, 2019.

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