Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced more than $700,000 in new sports and recreation projects for Nagambie.

Ms Symes joined Strathbogie Shire to announce the construction of a dedicated 24-hour public access deep water boat ramp at Lake Nagambie and redevelopment of the Nagambie Recreation Reserve.

The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $294,795 to the Loddings Lane boat ramp project through the Boating Safety and Facilities Program and $100,000 to the Nagamabie Recreation Reserve redevelopment through the Country Football Netball Program.

The boat ramp, with road access from Loddings Lane, will be supported with car and trailer parking, landscaping, boat landing, road access and signage.

Nagambie Recreation Reserve will see the redevelopment of female and male change rooms, umpire rooms, toilets and shower facilities, new all abilities toilet and shower facilities and a baby change room.

The project will allow for the development of a female football team and additional junior participation.

“The Andrews Labor Government is backing Nagambie as it grows, supporting local sporting clubs with improved facilities and assisting our local businesses and tourism operators who are keen to boost tourism opportunities to this great part of Victoria,” Ms Symes said.

“Labor is proud to support these two fantastic projects which will not only boost junior and female participation in sport at Nagambie Reserve but also boost boating tourism on the spectacular Lake Nagambie.

“The Strathbogie Shire who will deliver these two projects have been strong supporters of the projects and it is great to see the local community get right behind them as well.”