ADJOURNMENT Nagambie tourism

Nagambie tourism

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:54:46) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, the Honourable John Eren. The specific action that I would seek is that he visit the township of Nagambie. Nagambie is in my electorate and over recent years, under the Andrews Labor government, has undergone significant investment in attracting not only sporting, festival and tourism events but also a lot of job creation and private investment in that thriving community.

Nagambie is a region of wine, waterways, wetlands, farmers markets, festivals and some of the world’s best sports competitions, like next week’s Australian National Parachuting Championship at Skydive Nagambie, which we are supporting. Next month Nagambie will host the World Parachutists Over Phorty Championships, to be held at the same venue, and again we have supported that event. These events create jobs and boost the local economy.

Nagambie regularly hosts rowing regattas including the prestigious Head of the River, which attracts hundreds of people to the area. I was in Nagambie on Saturday for the Nagambie on Water Festival. There is just always something going on. There are lots of things to attract visitors to Nagambie. It is a hotspot for camping, fishing, skiing, rowing, sailing and boating, and there is also the Black Caviar Trail for horse enthusiasts, celebrating the champion racehorse.

There are various events and activities that just continue to pop up; there is really a lot going on there. What I am after is for the minister to come to Nagambie to see firsthand the opportunities for greater tourism and private investment in the town and to meet with council, tourism bodies and interested people working in this field to make sure we capitalise on every opportunity that is available to Nagambie.