Precinct Breathes New Life Into Pyrenees Shire

01 June 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the revitalisation of the Landsborough community precinct and a new plan to investigate a more secure water supply for local agri-businesses to help the Pyrenees Shire bounce back from drought and secure its future.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today opened the ‘Living Landsborough’ Community Precinct, which will strengthen community ties, support the local viticulture industry and encourage more visitors to experience the shire.

By making it easier to visit and stay, the $485,000 precinct will encourage more people to come and enjoy the region’s fascinating gold rush history, and its famous food and wine.

The project will also have major benefits for locals by better connecting Landsborough’s social and sporting facilities, improving access to its swimming pool and upgrading the public hall.

The Living Landsborough project was identified as a priority by council, in consultation with the local community, and received $330,000 through the Labor Government’s $27 million Drought Support Package.

Features of the project includes streetscaping, car parking for larger vehicles, upgrades to the public hall and swimming pool, and two new cabins in the caravan park for visitors, and seasonal wine and agricultural workers.

Ms Green also announced $260,000 to support the Moonambel Water Supply Concept Design project.

The project builds on previous work to investigate ways to provide a more reliable water supply to support and grow Moonambel’s appeal as a key food and wine destination in the region.

Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green

“We’re proud to back a project that helps put Landsborough and Pyrenees Shire on the map as a destination of choice.”

“We want more people to enjoy the great experiences available in regional Victoria and help boost its visitor economy in the process.”

“The Moonambel Water Supply Concept Design project is an important step to making sure Moonambel continues to be a food and wine destination in the region.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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