Ribbon cut at Visitor Information Centre

By David Rak

Nagambie’s Visitor Information Centre has officially opened its doors.

Located in a prime position at the end of Jacobson’s Outlook, overlooking Nagambie Lake and the Black Caviar statue, the new facility is the result of a partnership between Strathbogie Shire Council and Nagambie Development Enterprises. 

The modern and open layout of the centre incorporates the council’s customer service and visitor information services which operate out of the centre concurrently.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the new and improved information centre had come at a great time for the town, with tourism and economic development booming. 

“The volumes of tourists and visitors making their way to Nagambie is no surprise to local residents as we witness more and more people choosing Nagambie as a holiday destination and a place to escape for the weekend,” she said.

“Council approved approximately $33.5 million worth of development across the Strathbogie Shire last year, and Nagambie and surrounds accounted for more than half of that development.

“We have more than 500 residential lots proposed for Nagambie and surrounds that are under assessment by council. 

“Not to mention the visitors our wonderful lake brings in through the countless regattas, competitions and training camps, especially GoFish Nagambie on Anzac Day weekend which brought more than 20,000 people to the region.”

Nagambie Development Enterprises' general manager John Beresford said the Visitor Information Centre had been a great collaboration project between the council, Nagambie Development Enterprises and the community.

“Nagambie is an attractive investment opportunity for a number of reasons. It is an easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne, very close to the Tullamarine airport, we’re over the Great Dividing Range and we have magnificent waterways,” he said.

“The Nagambie Brewery and Distillery is also gaining significant traction with visitors and locals alike. We have had approximately 32,000 visitors in the months it has been operating and 70 per cent have come from out of town, which is telling us this attraction is really drawing people from further afield.”

The Visitor Information Centre is located at 293 High St, Nagambie and is open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week for tourist information, and from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday for council customer service.