GLENELG Shire Council is one step closer to establishing the Casterton Kelpie Interpretive Centre.
The council moved to seek funding for a strategic assessment plan for the proposed centre.
Mayor Karen Stephens said it was an important step forward.
“There are many potential community benefits of the Casterton Kelpie Interpretive Centre, including the opportunity to create a new focal point for the town’s heritage, which may also become a tourist attraction for the region,” she said.
At the August council meeting it was decided to submit a funding application to Regional Development Victoria from the Putting Locals First Program.
The application will seek a $30,000 grant to fund the Casterton Kelpie Interpretive Centre strategic assessment plan.
Council has acquired land at 47 Railway Precinct, Casterton, as a potential location for the centre.
If successful in its funding application, council has also proposed to contribute $10,000 to the creation of the Casterton Kelpie Interpretive Centre strategic assessment plan.