New life for city laneway

Warrnambool City Council city renewal manager Tanya Egan (left), Piccolo Restaurant’s Brice Lowan, Cr Peter Hulin and Tir Na Nog’s Judi O’Brien relax in the laneway.

Warrnambool City Council city renewal manager Tanya Egan (left), Piccolo Restaurant’s Brice Lowan, Cr Peter Hulin and Tir Na Nog’s Judi O’Brien relax in the laneway.

A LITTLE-KNOWN laneway will be given a council makeover as part of the city’s Hidden Histories project.

Located off the restaurant end of Liebig Street, Patloch Lane was unanimously selected by city councillors this week as the site for a permanent upgrade.

The state government has provided funding for the lane to be redeveloped with work to take place over the coming 12 months. 

It is yet to be decided what will be part of the makeover although painting and redecorating has been a factor in similar projects.

Cr Peter Hulin said the city’s laneways had been an under-appreciated element for some time and was an enthusiastic supporter of the project. 

Cr Jacinta Ermacora said Patloch Lane was in a location ripe for renewal given it was located close to restaurants and cafes.

Piccolo Restaurant co-owner Brice Lowen said the project opened up opportunities for outdoor art and dining.

Patloch Lane is sandwiched between Piccolo Restaurant and Tir Na Nog beauty salon.

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