The city centre is looking especially festive this year, with Christmas-themed projections beamed onto a number of iconic buildings, including the T&G clock tower.
The old post office building, South West TAFE, the Warrnambool Art Gallery, the former Gallery nightclub and the Whalers Hotel also feature.
Warrnambool Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott said that the projections complemented the popular neon sculptures Council purchased two years ago as well as the baubles strung across the street and the Christmas tree on the Civic Green.
“The city centre looks absolutely amazing – it just creates such a buzz and you can’t help but smile when you look at it all of the decorations,” she said.
“The fun neon sculptures that we have had for the last couple of years, everybody loves them and people are always taking photos with them. I thought they’d be hard to match, but the first time I saw the T&G tower lit up, I was in awe.
“In Liebig Street especially, with the wide bluestone footpaths, the upgraded lighting and everything else that has improved since the City Centre Renewal, it’s such a nice place to spend some time, day or night.
“In recent years Warrnambool was named Australia’s most liveable city and that was based on a broad range of tangible factors and statistics.
“But it’s the little things like this, the things that are hard to measure or quantify, that help to create not just a liveable city, but a loveable city.
“Full credit to our staff for the work they have done to make it all happen and I’d also like to thank the local businesses and property owners for working with us to house the projectors.”
With the exception of the projector located opposite the Whalers Hotel (which was purchased by the business in recent years) all of the new projectors are Council-owned and were funded via a grant allocation from the Victorian Government’s Covid Safe Outdoor Activation Fund.