Lighting up bird murals
THE acclaimed Wedderburn bird murals will soon light up at night.
Loddon Shire Council last week approved a $10,000 grant for the installation of solar lights at the six murals.
The town’s open-air gallery committee told council it wanted to produce a “quality night viewing experience” with full illumination of the street art.
Costing almost $20,000, the project will also have a community contribution.
It is one of eight projects funded in the second round of council’s community grants program,
Council has approved $10,000 for Serpentine recreation reserve landscaping including around the playground, the final stage of works left uncompleted following major redevelopment in 2017.
Wedderburn Golf Club also receives $10,000 to connect and use water from the GWM pipeline to irrigate tee beds.
Also awarded $10,000 is the Woodstock on Loddon Tennis Club to resurface two tennis courts.
Calivil United Football Netball Club will receive $8350 for new interchange bench structure while Dunolly Field and Game Club will erect portable, unisex wheelchair accessible toilet with its allocation of $6753.
Boort Historical Society has been given $3655 towards the purchase of a storage shed to protect indigenous and historical artefacts, restoration of the Bill’s horse trough and information stands for machinery on display at Boort Park.
Inglewood Bowling Club’s $2494 grant will be used in the purchase of new outdoor furniture.
Since council introduced the community grant scheme in 2000, $2,69million has been shared among 700 community-based projects worth more than $5,49 million.