STAWELL - Stawell has hosted a two day conference to determine the next steps in the development of the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia (WAMA).
Convened by the Australian Wildlife Arts Foundation chairman, Greg Lewin, business leaders, corporate lawyers, accountants and engineers joined internationally renowned artists, naturalists and designers in intensive workshops on every aspect of this project.
Team leaders informed the group of progress and projections regarding finance, building and landscape design, site surveys, economic impact assessment, political relationships, major partnerships, publicity and promotion.
Each facet was dissected, examined and reassembled with added consideration and ideas.
With an agenda of milestones and events scheduled for 2014, the conference ended in an atmosphere of unanimous optimism and inspiration.
"It's hard to believe how much work has been done behind the scenes" botanist Neil Marriot said.
"With the sort of people working for this, I'm absolutely confident that we are going to see a world-class Museum and Botanical Garden here in the Gariwerd".
WAMA will be hosting representatives from the Melbourne University's School of Architecture and School of Landscape Architecture and other stake holders at the WAMA site on March 16.