The Victorian Government has given a $500 000 grant to Strathbogie Shire Council to assist with a Nagambie streetscape project.CATHY WALKER July 9, 2014 3:49am
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Deb Swan says a $500 000 Victorian Government grant to assist with a streetscape project will help put the "buzz" factor into Nagambie's High St.
Mr Ryan said the funding, from the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund, would contribute to a new streetscape for Nagambie’s High St.
The concept would incorporate historic icons such as the ivy-clad water tower and the lake, with newcomer the Black Caviar statue and a new roundabout and landscaped entrance point.
‘‘The money’s on the table, ready to go,’’ Mr Ryan said.
‘‘The challenge is for the town to make itself a destination. With that will come development and jobs.’’
The government funding will be added to $337
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Deb Swan said while the Goulburn Valley Fwy bypass of Nagambie had thrown up challenges for the town it also brought opportunity.
‘‘We already have much to offer, but we need to get the town of Nagambie buzzing with great food and entertainment,’’ Cr Swan said.
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes described the Regional Growth Fund as ‘‘the best thing since sliced bread’’.
‘‘You’ve got the project, we’ve got the money: I encourage you to spend it wisely,’’ Dr Sykes said.
Arriving at a motel flanking Lake Nagambie for yesterday’s announcement there was no doubt an election was in the wind, with a bright red ute parked outside with a large advertising sign for Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan on its tray.
After the formalities, local identities Max Perry and Tim Purbrick approached Mr Ryan to lobby for the establishment of an Ambulance Victoria station for the town.
Nagambie is serviced by a Community Emergency Response Team that is regularly seeking local volunteers and whose members say it is undermanned, particularly in response to demand during the holiday season when Nagambie’s population trebles.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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