Com­mu­nity proves the core of Sey­mour

Seymour Telegraph - - THE TELEGRAPH - Steph Ryan has con­grat­u­lated the town and com­mu­nity on it’s 175th an­niver­sary.

Sey­mour is a fan­tas­tic place to live. Its lo­ca­tion on the banks of the Goul­burn is beau­ti­ful, but its true strength lies in the peo­ple who make Sey­mour such a vi­brant and thriv­ing town.

Events such as Tastes of the Goul­burn, the Sey­mour Show, Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo and the Sey­mour Cup are fix­tures on my cal­en­dar.

Peo­ple have of­ten re­marked to me over the past few years they feel Sey­mour is start­ing to ac- cel­er­ate.

Busi­nesses like Wine X Sam, The Brew­ers Ta­ble and The Win­ery Kitchen of­fer some of the best wine and food in the re­gion.

The town’s mil­i­tary his­tory, show­cased at Light Horse Park, the Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Memo­rial Walk and the Puck­a­pun­yal Tank Mu­seum, is also a won­der­ful as­set.

The com­mit­ment of Sey­mour res­i­dents to their com­mu­nity is demon­strated by groups like the Sey­mour Fire Brigade cel­e­brat­ing its 125th an­niver­sary, and still go­ing strong.

Rotary, Men’s Shed, Women’s Shed, Guides and Scouts, Sey­mour Rock ‘N’ Roll Club, Mitchell Shire Con­cert Band, Probus and Lions are just some of the groups which are a pro­lific force for the com­mu­nity in town.

And com­mu­nity is some­thing I think Sey­mour does re­ally well.

Sey­mour is at the heart of The Na­tion­als’ push to de­cen­tralise Vic­to­ria’s pop­u­la­tion and make it a state of cities, rather than a city state.

Our an­nounce­ment this week that we will es­tab­lish the Goul­burn Cor­ri­dor Au­thor­ity to de­velop the re­gion be­tween Sey­mour and Shep­par­ton is a ma­jor part of this plan.

My vi­sion for Sey­mour is one of planned and con­trolled growth, more jobs and an ex­cel­lent rail net­work.

If we are elected to gov­ern­ment, the Goul­burn Cor­ri­dor Au­thor­ity will work to­wards achiev­ing this.

Sey­mour res­i­dents, past and present should be proud of the town’s 175 years of his­tory and should be ex­cited for what the fu­ture holds for one of the best parts of Vic­to­ria. Steph Ryan Mem­ber for Euroa

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