15 Feb Mildura Regional Development announce groundbreaking rural reinvigoration project
Mildura Regional Development (MRD) are delighted and excited to announce a proposed avenue of honour memorial and tourism project. This project has the potential to invigorate towns and we are inviting interested parties to contact us to share their opinion.
The Remembrance Silo Art Trail (RSAT) will stretch from Ouyen, through Murrayville and end at Panitya. It will cover 129km and 10 silo sites, all of which will have a historical military theme that honours the sacrifices made by servicemen and women from the Mallee.
The project will also be timed to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign as well as the charge at Beersheba. The artwork will be created by veterans, adding authenticity and meaning to the trail.
The first stage of the project will see a number of grain silos painted, while the second stage will make use of cutting edge technology to deliver an augmented reality experience at every site.
This project will have national and international significance through the combined elements of tourism, education and military history. It will also open up a perfect opportunity to connect with, and capitalise upon, the increased interest in Sea Lake and Lake Tyrell and importantly it will provide economic benefit to all towns and communities along the feeder routes.
MRD CEO Daryl Buckingham believes that it’s a unique opportunity to inject new opportunity into the towns along the trail.
“As an ex-serviceman and veteran’s welfare officer, this is also a subject that I’m extremely passionate about. The subject matter is incredibly close to my heart and this project can help to raise awareness of the sacrifice our servicemen and servicewoman, and they do make a tremendous sacrifice, for our freedoms and way of life.
“Today is the start of the community engagement process and we have some challenges to overcome, including developing a partnership with GrainCorp, forming an appropriate advisory committee and logistics,” concluded Buckingham.
MRD are exploring various crowd funding opportunities and sponsorships. If you’d like to be involved in this unique project, email Pamela Canavan at firstname.lastname@example.org.