Colac Otway Shire Council is preparing for a festive flair in the city centre this year, following years of community concerns about a lack of Christmas decorations in central Colac.
Community members last year raised concerns about the lack of Christmas decorations in central Colac, before Colac Otway Shire mayor Jason Schram paid for tinsel himself and decorated trees in Memorial Square.
Colac Otway schools, artists, business and the council are preparing decorations – banners will display local artwork in Colac’s main street and school children will decorate timber Christmas trees that will stand in Memorial Square.
Cr Schram said he was looking forward to the artistic festivities in Colac and Apollo Bay and hoped it would encourage people to do their Christmas shopping and boost local businesses.
“It’s really exciting that council and the community are working together on some great Christmas projects this year and I’m sure local residents will appreciate the effort that’s going into designing and creating our Christmas decorations,” he said.
“Council has been working with the Colac Makers Space to submit artwork for the banners which will hang in Murray Street. Otways artist Sue Tate has been selected to prepare four pieces of artwork following the theme, Festive Flora and Fauna.”
See today’s Colac Herald for more.