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HUNDREDS of people flocked to the Water-
line towns in April to see a beautiful display of
lights and artwork spread across towns Cori-
nella, Coronet Bay, Grantville, Pioneer Bay and
More than 1000 people came out after dark
to see the incredible works the community, in-
cluding local school children, had created for
the spectacular event.
Now the team behind the show want to know
how to make the event even better for next year.
The project’s artistic director, Jessica Wilson,
said it was incredible to see so many people at-
tend Luminous Streets.
“The event was a massive learning curve and
now we want to gain feedback on what should
happen next year.
“The team has some ideas, but we’ve had
strong feedback that Luminous Streets should
“Rather than do something completely new,
we want to build on the model and look at what
worked and what didn’t.”
For Luminous Streets next year, the team is
keen to have people performing in boats on the
water and a stronger sound component.
Separately, ideas for permanent artwork
in the Waterline area include sculptures and
weather stations in each Waterline town.
The event successfully brought the towns and
their people closer together, Ms Wilson said.
“We want to repeat Luminous Streets and are
interested in what form it should take.
“We want to know your ideas and develop-
ments, and any other ideas people have about
things that could connect to Luminous Streets.”
The project could not have gone ahead with-
out the State Government’s generous grant of
$350,000 as part of the Small Town Transforma-
tions program, managed by Regional Arts Victoria.
People can provide feedback by filling out a
survey online or in-store, in one of the many
shops in the Waterline area.
To fill out the survey online, head to ‘The
Edge of Us’ Facebook page or the website www.
The team is also hosting a community meet-
ing on Sunday, May 21 at the Corinella Hall on
Smythe street from 4pm to 6pm.
Ms Wilson said the meeting will be a great op-
portunity for people to provide feedback on the
event and ideas for next year.
After feedback is collected, The Edge of Us
team will present a proposal to the steering
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The course will be held on Sunday afternoons
from 2.30 to 4.30 at the Wonthaggi Baptist
Church commencing on Sunday, May 21. Child
minding will be available so both parents can
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See you there.
GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien is en-
couraging local community groups to apply for
funding to tackle ice abuse under the State Gov-
ernment’s Community Ice Action Grants.
Mr O’Brien said drug related offences had al-
most doubled in the two shires that form his
electorate since 2014.
“In 2016 there were 432 drug-related arrests
in the South Gippsland and Wellington shires,
up from 248 in 2014. Of those 432 arrests, 176
took place within Sale.
“The Andrews Government needs to do a lot
more, but these grants are an opportunity for
our local community groups to put their hand
up for much-needed funding to support the im-
portant services that they offer our community.”
The grants, which are currently open for
second round applications, have supported
community groups in the past to help deliver
local initiatives such as workshops, forums, lo-
cal campaigns, training and engagement with
Applications are open and close Monday,
More information about the grants can be
found at ice.vic.gov.au/safer-communities.
Feedback on Luminous Streets
The Luminous Streets event truly brought
residents closer together, celebrating the
light shows and incredible artwork produced
by the community, including local school
children. Photo: Anna Carson.
THE Corinella Foreshore Reserve Committee
of Management is hosting an information ses-
sion on a proposed upgrade for the Corinella
The session will be presented by maritime
activist and management specialist Wayne Hill.
Corinella residents often have their drive-
ways blocked in by boat and jet ski users dur-
ing busy weekends when the line for the ramp
extends down Smythe Street.
At a meeting last year, more than 60 people
went to voice their opinions on the future of
The aim of this meeting is to provide an up-
date on the progress of the Ramp Master Plan
and proposed upgrade of the Corinella ramp
It will be held at the Corinella Hall on Smythe
Street from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday,
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