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Pick My Project – Merbein Community Art Trail

Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area.

LMW has partnered with the Merbein District Historical Society to develop the Merbein Community Art Trail through the Pick My Project Fund, which is now open for public vote.

The voting opened Monday 13th August and will go for 5 weeks via the Pick My Project website.

The Community Art Trail gives everyone the opportunity to share their story, culture and heritage through art, with a primary focus on bringing everyone together to learn new skills, share ideas and put Merbein on the map as part of the art trail community.

The walking trail will follow the decommissioned irrigation channel route along Channel Road in Merbein. As part of the Sunraysia Modernisation project, 7kms of the channel were replaced with pipeline which was completed in 2016.

The trail will provide a safe and interesting community walking trail linking areas within Merbein, for school students, tourists and the community to view large outdoor artworks inspired and created by the community. Interactive signage linking the artworks and telling the story behind each one will also be installed along with solar lighting.  Local Merbein P-10 College students will also get involved with the development of a video to be shared online and generate national interest for tourists and visitors.

How To Vote?

Voting is quick and simple, and open until 5pm, Monday 17 September:

1 – Register for a Pick My Project account. If you already have an account, simply sign in.

2 – Select your local community by entering your suburb or address. You can then browse the project ideas in your local community and create a shortlist of your favourites.

3 – Pick MERBEIN COMMUNITY ART TRAIL and other two project ideas from your shortlist and verify your mobile number. You’ll then be able to submit your votes. Make sure you share who you’ve voted for with your family and friends.

4 – The website will tell you are ready to vote, click on VOTE NOW!

4 – To confirm your vote, the website will request your mobile phone number to send an SMS text with a code. Click on SUBMIT after inserting your number.

4 – After confirming the code, follow the last step to confirm your vote. DONE!!