Doin’ it for the kids: Nagambie invests in active futures

CELEBRATING SPORT... Students from Nagambie Primary School and St. Josephs, Nagambie join Danielle Green MP and Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor, Chris Raeburn in unveiling the Active Youth Hub. Photo: Deanne Jeffers

IT was a wet and rainy morning on Friday, November 21 for the opening of Nagambie’s new Active Youth Hub and redeveloped Nagambie Netball Courts.

Danielle Green MP, the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Regional Victoria, joined Councillors and members of the public, including students and netball players who already benefit from these works, to officially open the sporting venues.

Ms Green particularly expressed gratitude to the Strathbogie Shire Council for listening to young people and providing them with facilities that they want, that they will use and for spending a reasonable amount of money and time to get it done.

The $590,593 Active Youth Hub was jointly funded by the local council and the State Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. The project features a social lawn and social spaces, new park entrance, table tennis tables, line marking for games, a basketball half-court, a 2-3m high climbing wall with soft-fall sand and a skatepark.

The $200,700 netball redevelopment was jointly funded by the State Government’s Country Football and Netball program, Strathbogie Shire Council, as well as Nagambie Football and Netball Club and Tabilk Junior Football Netball Club.

Councillor Reg Dickinson said, “We look forward to seeing these facilities put to good use as football and netball clubs start to engage in their training program for the 2022 season and even more so when the season begins next year.”