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Electoral district of Shepparton

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State  Victoria
Electors  46,190 (2014)
Member of parliament  Suzanna Sheed
Party  Independent politician
MP  Suzanna Sheed
Demographic  Rural
Elector  46,190 (2014)
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Dates current  1945–1955, 1967–present
Area  3,288 km (1,269.5 sq mi)

The Electoral district of Shepparton is a rural Lower House electoral district of the Victorian Parliament. It is located within the Northern Victoria Region of the Legislative Council.

The electoral district of Shepparton covers an area of 3,288 square kilometres.

Shepparton includes the country towns of Ardmona, Barmah, Congupna, Dookie, Katunga, Kialla, Mooroopna, Nathalia, Picola, Shepparton, Strathmerton, Tallygaroopna, Tatura and Toolamba. The district also includes the Barmah National Park.

It is a rich agricultural area with orchards, vineyards and dairy farms. Much of the electorate is an important irrigation area served by water from the Main East Goulburn Channel. The rest of the land is used for pasture, fodder crops and cattle and sheep grazing.

Shepparton was held by the National/Country Party from its creation in 1945 until 2014, although it was abolished for a twelve-year period between 1955 and 1967. The current member is independent Suzanna Sheed, who was elected at the 2014 state election.

References

Electoral district of Shepparton Wikipedia


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