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.
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh are expected to make a significant and long-awaited bridge announcement tomorrow.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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