NORTHERN Grampians Shire Council is still investigating options for its roundabout project in Stawell.
The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project, at the intersection with Main Street, is among the elements of Stawell's streetscape project. The state and federal governments funded the streetscape project for a total of $1.35m.
The council announced in December that Swinburne University of Technology was selected as the successful candidate for the roundabout project.
Cr Murray Emerson said the roundabout had been a "talking point" for many years and was commonly referred to as the "pizza roundabout".
"From the advisory committee, the direction was some artwork would be placed in the roundabout - specifically, some kind of bronze statue," he said.
"A number of people in the community gave us some opinions that they didn't want anything in the roundabout that would be of any height which could interfere with vision while driving.
"A lot of the community discussion was to keep the theme of the parks and gardens, with the addition of shrubbery in the roundabout."
Cr Emerson said Swinburne University was appointed the work, but community feedback had delayed the project.
"There is no reason why Swinburne University might well be re-employed to do something in that area," he said.
"We will have more information when we decide which direction the community wants to go.
Cr Emerson said council was pursuing what stage the project was at.
"We're in the throws now of re-hashing the project with council and officers," he said.
"We will be looking in to see where we might go with it.
"Because most of the Main Street work has been done, it's become more important that we get something done with the project."
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