Tourello Avenue of Honour to be restored to glory

The Tourello Avenue of Honour will be restored ahead of its centenary.

The 36 walnut trees, which were planted in 1918 and 1919 to honour soldiers from the Tourello district who served in World War I, will be restored to their original condition as one of 13 projects to receive a share of $100,520 in state government funding. $2660 support has been made available for the restoration, with the work to be completed on behalf of the Ballarat City Council

The Tourello Avenue is the only known example of walnuts used as an avenue planting in Victoria.

"The important funding will help restore the Tourello Avenue of Honour, which marks the service and sacrifice of the Victoria's was veterans in the local community," Member for Western Victoria David O'Brien said.

"Since this program commenced, the Coalition Government has provided funding to restore more than 430 local memorials and honour rolls across Victoria. This year the Victorian Government is pleased to include Avenues of Honour in this program for the first time." 

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