Community proves the core of Seymour
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