Who is Fern Summer? I am a dedicated, compassionate and accomplished public servant, who cares about, and listens to, the Greater Shepparton community. Please navigate the website menu for my biography, policies and blog.



  • Effective community leader
  • Regional Councillor and former Deputy Mayor
  • Registered Nurse
  • University qualified
  • Graduate of the MAV Company Director’s Course
  • Former board member of GV Waste and Recovery Group
  • Small business owner
  • Public health champion
  • Understands the needs of family and carers


What I stand for:

Effective, experienced and engaged representation.
I listen and remaim staunchly independent – willing to challenge recommendations for better community outcomes.


Local knowledge:

• Graduated from Goulburn Valley Grammar School in Shepparton
• Ran a popular bistro at the Bottom Pub in Tatura
• Opened a maternity clothing store in Shepparton’s CBD
• Worked as a registered nurse at GV Health
• Two term elected Councillor and two years as Deputy Mayor


Greatest achievements:

• Fundraised $3448 for Pink Ribbon breast cancer research and to promote fashion retail outlets in Shepparton’s CBD
• Integral in establishing Shepparton’s first off leash dog park
• Moved a successful motion to affirm Greater Shepparton City Council supports marriage equality
• Cut CEO delegation from $750K to $400K and strengthened local content in our procurement policy
• Supported food vans by reinstating ‘Rick the Hotdog Man’s’ late night licence and slashed proposed itinerant trader registration fees
• Lobbied to save the Queens Garden’s 1930’s public toilets


Future goals for Greater Shepparton:

• Complementary tip tickets
• More off-leash dog parks
• More footpaths around schools
• CBD revitalisation and precinct development
• Advocate for better rail services
• Manage transition into Cosgrove 3 landfill
• Tourism alliances across shires
• Empower young people
• Entrepreneur grant funding
• Support local charities
• Protect HACC services
• Better municipal recycling service
• Light up the Telstra Tower


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