A new plan has been released with plenty of thought-provoking ideas for tourism in Seymour, Nagambie, Avenel and Tallarook.CHALPAT SONTI February 26, 2014 11:06am
What have a street festival in Tallarook, a conference centre in Seymour, an equine museum in Nagambie and a food and beverage retailer in Avenel got in common? They’ve all been identified as possible ways to draw more tourists to our region.
The Urban Enterprise draft destination management plan for Goulburn River Valley Tourism contains plenty of ideas for our region. Some are well-known and even well-worn, while others take a fresh look. But they confirm one thing — our tourism potential, which no-one could claim is anywhere near being fully exploited yet.
Four of the top eight Goulburn River Valley (the area covered by Mitchell, Strathbogie and Murrindindi shires as well as Greater Shepparton City) priority tourism-related projects are specifically in our area. These are the Seymour flood levee bank and riverfront precinct (number two), expansion of the Great Victorian Rail Trail at this end (four), redeveloping the Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex near Broadford (seven) and the provision of high-end accommodation in Nagambie (eight). Number six on the priority list affects us as well, with Nagambie and Avenel to benefit from any extra rail services north of Seymour.
More details from the report on specific towns, as well as the Telegraph’s view, in this week’s edition.
After spending two games in the WAFL Michael Barlow has been recalled to play for Fremantle against St Kilda this weekend.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders took a big stride into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League for 2016 with a solid, four-grade performance at Eaglehawk’s Truscott Reserve on Sunday.
THE town’s schools celebrated Education Week last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE Pre-school staff members were overwhelmed by the response to their annual Garden Express Spring Bulb fundraiser.
Youth services in Cobram have received a helping hand thanks to a new appointment made possible through a community store.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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