HALLS GAP - Members of the Australian Wildlife Arts Foundation are hopeful of attracting the full board of Tourism Victoria to the site for the proposed Wildlife Arts Museum in Halls Gap.
The Tourism Victoria board will be touring the region on October 17 and representatives of the Australian Wildlife Arts Foundation are confident they can include a visit to the museum site along the Halls Gap - Pomonal Road on the itinerary.
Project coordinator, Richard Watson, was in Stawell last week and said he remained hopeful the Tourism Victoria board would agree to tour the site.
Mr Watson said the Wildlife Arts Museum of Australia project was unique in that the design combined wetlands with the concept of developing an iconic building design housing multiple galleries, working studios, classrooms, a library, an outdoor amphitheatre and a state of the art conference centre/theatre.
The project has already taken a significant step forward with the Foundation formally taking possession of fifteen hectares of land on the Pomonal - Halls Gap Road.
This land will become the site of the multi-million dollar museum complex and its surrounding botanical gardens.
Mr Watson said he was thrilled to see the project taking shape.
"The project is going to rely a lot on strong community support, as it really is a project for the community."