Mural makeover on cards for Tooborac

Panthers, flora and fauna could soon transform the Tooborac Recreation Reserve with input being sought on two mural designs.

Artist Eric Sesto grew up in Tooborac and has created a number of murals in Melbourne and overseas. He approached Mitchell Shire Council with the idea and draft designs last year after returning to Tooborac from overseas during the COVID pandemic.

Following endorsement from the Tooborac Recreation Reserve Committee of Management this week, Council is now seeking community input on the two designs as well as two locations near the Tooborac Mechanics Institute Hall – the toilet block and the water tank.

The designs feature Black Panthers who are rumoured to have roamed the hills from Puckapunyal Army Base as well as kangaroos, rosellas and native plants set amongst the iconic boulders of Tooborac.

Eric attended Tooborac Primary School and graduated from The Kilmore International School in 2012. He has painted public murals in more than six countries across Central America, South America and Australia and held numerous exhibitions.

The survey closes at 9am, Friday 8 April.

Take the online survey, or grab a hard copy survey from Council’s Customer and Library Service Centre in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour or Wallan or by calling 5734 6200.

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