NAGAMBIE STEPPING UP TOWN CONNECTION

Friday, 14 May 2021

Nagambie is set to benefit from $3 million funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced the funding for the Nagambie Foreshore Walk project, which is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter to locals and help their towns thrive.

The Foreshore Walking Trail and Outdoor Hub is Stage 1 of the Lake Nagambie Infrastructure Development Program. There are 3 stages in the overall program. The project includes construction of a safe, all abilities accessible pedestrian /cycle path, connecting the Nagambie Regatta Centre Precinct and the Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park to the Nagambie town centre via an attractive lakeside walk. The 2.4km path will comprise of approximately 1,400 metres of all abilities access concrete path adjacent to the lake and 230 metres of boardwalk across a small inlet of the lake. This proposed path will connect to an existing lakeside path.

The project is among a suite of successful initiatives as part of this year’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, support community projects and support councils to build the infrastructure locals and visitors need.

The stimulus round aims to revitalise local economies while we continue our steady recovery from the global pandemic by creating more jobs now, while improving tourism and community infrastructure.

The second round of the Fund’s 2020/21 program is due to open for applications from 16 June. Under this competitive round, local regional and rural councils will be invited to apply for grants.

Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to ensuring our region has the support they need to move beyond last year’s challenges and thrive into the future, helping to make it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”

“This project will mean even more to locals and visitors in the future and we are working hard now to deliver improved facilities and provide the much-needed economic boost our state needs.”