Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed hopes bringing Commonwealth Games Delivery Minister Jacinta Allan to Shepparton will convince the Victorian government to make the city a hub.
Shepparton was rejected when the four regional hubs for the 2026 Commonwealth Games were announced.
Ms Sheed said in the Victorian Parliament that she wanted Ms Allan to see Shepparton’s facilities, to show off their aptitude to host cycling and BMX events as part of the event.
“I am sure that when the Minister visits our facilities she will see for herself how well suited Shepparton would be for the Commonwealth Games cycling events,” said Ms Sheed.
“Shepparton was disappointed to learn that our district had not been selected as a major hub to host the Commonwealth Games as we are in a prime location, and we could have used this opportunity to further develop and expand our sports facilities to the world class. standard for the Games.
“We want to make sure that we are in the running to hold some sporting events, such as cycling, BMX racing and BMX freestyle.”
Ms Sheed said there was also an opportunity to develop cultural events and venues, and the city is well placed to host major events.
“In addition to our unique facilities and beautiful scenery, we have an abundance of accommodation options in Shepparton and surrounding towns,” she said.
“Not only would the events be a welcome financial boost to our region after two tough economic years, but it would also boost our community and provide a new event for people to enjoy together and feel like we are part of the world.” Commonwealth Games.”