The first of five large public artworks has been installed along the ‘Great River Road’ trail.
The Bogong Moth was transported in pieces to Newman’s Lookout, between Walwa and Tintaldra, and was assembled within a day at the end of last month.
There will also be artworks at Mount Alfred Gap (Wedge Tail Eagle), at a new rest stop being developed on the western side of the Khancoban township (Rainbow Trout), on an old bridge pylon at Tintaldra (Murray Cod), and at Bringenbrong Reserve (Murray Cray).
Towong Council hope to create an “iconic drive to rival the Great Ocean Road” – the project creating a branded tourist trail along the Murray River Road.
At the start of works in June, mayor Aaron Scales said the Great River Road Reference Group had guided the project.
“Council is incredibly grateful to the community members who have volunteered their time to lead the project,” he said.
“The group has been instrumental in identifying which sites to develop and what infrastructure they will receive, and they have done a terrific job in ensuring the project’s plans meet the community’s wishes.
Agency of Sculpture was awarded the $150,000 tender for the artistic element in August.
It’s hoped another two pieces will be installed before Christmas.