THE Wimmera's Silo Art Trail is one step closer to expanding.
Kaniva and District Progress Association chairwoman Julie Finch has confirmed GrainCrop silos at Kaniva and Serviceton would painted early next year.
The projects received $199,600 of funding through the state government's Pick My Project initiative last year.
Kaniva and District Progress Association applied for the grant with the support of West Wimmera Shire Council.
The silos will be painted in March so they won't interfere with this year's harvest. West Wimmera shire is currently seeking artists for the project.
Ms Finch said residents can have their say on what will be painted onto the silos.
"We might have one artist doing both, or two different artists to give them different looks. Once that's decided on, the community will be able to have their say on what's painted," she said.
"The final decision will be with the artist or artists, but it's very important that the community has an input. People have already started coming up to me with ideas - I haven't heard the same idea twice."
She said the silo art would help boost the region's tourism.
"It will be great to get more people to stop in Serviceton and have a look at the historic railway station," she said.
Current Silo Art Trail locations
The Kaniva silos will be located on Progress Street.
"We recently opened our tourism hub, wetlands and playground. So we have that at the western end of town, and the silo will be to the east," she said.
"The silos are off the main highway, but you will still be able to see them from the road. The council will put up a viewing platform.
"We're all very excited. This the most significant tourism thing to ever happen to Kaniva."
Ms Finch said she hoped the silo art would form part of the official Silo Art Trail.
In July Nulawil became the seventh and most recent addition to the trail. The trail also includes silos at Rupanyup, Sheep Hills, Brim, Rosebery, Patchewollock and Lascelles.
Meanwhile, Brisbane based artists DRAPL and The Zookeeper have started painting GrainCorp silos in Sea Lake.
Buloke Shire Council received funding for the project through the federal government's Drought Communities Programme.
The design concept will depict a young girl swinging from a Mallee eucalyptus tree looking over Lake Tyrrell, and a big open sky which gradually fades from dusk to night.
New Silo Art Trail locations
It was developed based on consultation with the project's working group.
A council spokesman said it was not yet confirmed whether the silos would officially be part of the Silo Art Trail.
He said painting would be completed by mid-late October to ensure there was no interruption to GrainCorp operations during this year's harvest.
Council Mayor Carolyn Stewart said residents spearheaded the project.
"This project is something that the Sea Lake community have been working on for some time to help further develop tourism in the region, giving tourists another reason to visit and encouraging them to stay a bit longer," she said.
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