Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Wed Nov 1

The local cost of Pokies

Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Wed Nov 1

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The City of Greater Shepparton has a maximum of 329 poker machines across 8 venues - nearly 7 machines for every thousand people.

More than 31 million dollars was lost in the past year - seeing money otherwise kept in the pockets of families getting lost to gambling.

Shepparton District MP Suzanna Sheed says the government's currently considering legislation for pokies licensing laws that would last the next 25 years unchanged.

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25 new mobile phone towers are being installed in North and Central Victoria to provide mobile coverage to 5 thousand households and businesses.

Girgarre is included in the announcement, as are fellow Campaspe towns Nanneela and Wharparilla.

Optus is co-investing in the fit-out which should be complete by late 2018.

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A big peach sculpture is coming to Federation Park in Cobram - after the construction was approved by Moira's Council.

The community project aims to highlight the town's association with local peach themed events and Cobram's agricultural history.

Moira's Community GM Sally Rice says it should be complete by January/February next year.

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Today will see recreational anglers, nature lovers, farmers and waterway users meet with Victorian Fisheries Authorities - discussing plans to reduce carp numbers and the development of the National Carp Control Plan.

Officials will be discussing a program of scientific research to address the management of carp - hoped to help reduce the impact carp has on the region’s natural waterways.

Shepparton Locals are set to meet at the Overlander hotel from 6 to 8pm.

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The Andrews Government's pumped 27 thousand dollars into the Mansfield District Racing Club ahead of its Melbourne Cup celebrations.

More than 3 thousand racegoers are expected to come through the gates for the final day of the Mansfield High Country Festival for this year - with the Catanach's Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Meet.

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