A ‘Big Peach’ sculpture earmarked for Federation Park in Cobram has been given the thumbs up by Moira Shire Council.
The Big Peach sculpture project was initiated by Cobram Barooga Business and Tourism to highlight Cobram’s association with fruit production and in particular stone fruits.
The region produces 70 per cent of the nation’s peach crop and 90 per cent of Australia’s deciduous fruit.
CBBT is funding the project on behalf of the community and has provided $50000 for the construction of the Big Peach.
‘‘After the proposal was initially presented to council, we provided $10000 to assist the community group engage a professional designer to develop a detailed concept plan for community feedback,’’ Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland said.
‘‘We will now work with CBBT to guide the construction of the peach with the understanding that it will become a community asset and council will be responsible for its ongoing maintenance,’’ Cr Cleveland said.