Natimuk's Verj project officially launches

NATIMUK'S Main Street redevelopment was officially launched on Friday.

The Verj project was one of five in Victoria that received $350,000 from the State Government.

The project involved developing the space between the median strip and the skate park.

The launch included community activities, a barbecue and an exhibition of Natimuk Primary School students' work.

Former Premier and Arts Minister Ted Baillieu and Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty spoke at the launch.

A kinetic sculpture by Sam Deal, named 'The Thing' was also unveiled.

Project manager Carolynne Hamdorf said the sculpture fit with the sustainable focus of the project's design.

"It's a kinetic sculpture, which is one of the key creative components of The Verj," she said.

She said it was exciting to see the project officially opened.