The Ryan family has announced a AUD$22 million investment into ongoing development in Victoria’s Nagambie region, including the addition of a 70-room boutique hotel.
Gerry Ryan made the announcement this week at Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie, joined by
Victorian Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan, State Member for Benalla Dr Bill Sykes and Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan.
Ryan said that the $22 million investment is part of the family’s ongoing development in the region, and would include:
-A 70 room hotel and day spa at Mitchelton Wines Estate – AUD$12 million;
-Development of a chocolate factory at Mitchelton Wines Estate – AUD$2 million; and
-Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park residential style development of 90 cabins – AUD$8 million
Ryan said the investment will provide a significant boost to Nagambie’s tourism offer, attracting local, interstate and international visitors to the region, as well as providing significant employment opportunities for the area.
He said the announcement comes at a crucial time for the town, after the introduction of the Nagambie Bypass in mid-2013 diverted substantial traffic flow on route to Shepparton.
“Nagambie is already growing as a tourism destination, attracting visitors interested in water sports, wine, equine and cycling and with the further investment, we’re looking to ensure that growth continues into the future,” Ryan said.
“Mitchelton Wines has been a beacon for Victorian wine tourism and a core of the Nagambie township for 40 years,” he said.
“The development of the 70 room hotel, day spa and chocolate factory on site at Mitchelton will position the winery as a leading destination for tourists.”
The announcement follows the recent news that Mitchelton has joined the national concert series ‘A Day on the Green’, with the first show featuring Jimmy Barnes and The Living End scheduled for 13 December.