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Lake Terang

Lake Terang was a lake near Terang, Victoria. Following European settlement of the area surrounding the lake in the 19th century the lake began to dry out. It was drained in the 1960s and is now used as a recreation area including the Terang Golf Club, Bowls Club, Croquet Club, Cricket Club, Swimming Pool, Pony Club and Lions Walking Track, as well as for agriculture.

Lake Keilambete

The almost perfectly round lake is up to eleven metres deep and occupies a maar crater over one and a half kilometres in diameter. The water which is high in mineral content is said to have powerful healing qualities due to the concentration of salt and trace elements.

From 1923 until 1956 the Noorat Swimming Club used the northern shore of the lake where they constructed bathing boxes and a diving board.

Colour Terang named Community Event of the Year

The Colour Terang Festival added to the Shire’s social and cultural calendar to fill the void left by the Terang Country Music Festival.

It included a colour dash, kite making, markets, live music, art displays, vintage cars, churches, nature play, photography, quilts, roving performers, musicians, a choir and an art installation.

The event was the result of tremendous collaboration between the Terang Progress Association, Lions, Rotary Club, CWA, Nexus Club, Cricket Club, four churches, local artists and business owners.

Terang Progress Association President Ben Dennis, one of the key organisers, said receiving the Community Event Award was “really humbling”.

“It took a week or two to get over the imposter syndrome. It’s great to recognise the efforts of a lot of people over an extended period of time. It wasn’t just us. There were another five or six groups.”

Corangamite Shire Mayor Neil Trotter congratulated all of the winners and nominees.

Cr Trotter also congratulated the other 16 individuals and organisers of the four other events that received Australia Day achievement awards.

“We are very fortunate to have such proactive and community-minded people in the shire.

“They are an inspiration to the rest of the Shire when it comes to ensuring a strong culture, social connections and economic opportunities that help build a prosperous nation.”

Article reprinted with permission from Corangamite Shire Council.