Fill what we’ve already got
Obviously the partners of Tipalia have more finance than they can handle when it comes to Cobram Village.
The few people who, it was suggested, go to Shepparton on a weekly basis to do their shopping, have too much time on their hands and really do it as an outing socially.
They say the top five shops wanted in Cobram are not already there.
Some have closed because of lack of population growth, but mostly for economic reasons.
If you really are interested in knowing what divides a town, just take a look at Shepparton.
In Cobram there are four bakeries, five ladies’ clothing shops, five banks, many hairdressers, massage therapists, chiropractors and several lunch venues.
This proposed development is obviously 10 to 15 years ahead of its time. It would be far more productive to fill the existing shops currently vacant, by promoting Cobram township through tourism enterprises.
I would suggest some local proprietors adjust their rents to try to encourage prospective tenants.