Truck museum moving ahead

Vintage truck museum steering committee members including Chris Quinn, pictured, are excited about the future of the late Merv Brunt’s vintage truck collection in Colac. The committee hopes to open the museum to the community early in 2018.

A steering committee member for the late Merv Brunt’s truck museum says the future of the vintage museum is looking positive.

Colac Otway Shire councillor and deputy mayor Jason Schram has been campaigning for charity groups to preserve the truck museum’s future within Colac to promote regional tourism.

The museum closed after Mr Brunt died in October 2016, but a new owner this year bought the building and the collection of 40 restored vintage trucks, three of which are more than 100 years old.

A steering committee formed after community members gathered at a public meeting about two months ago.

Committee member Geoff De La Rue said the steering committee consisted of 10 members and comprised of Colac Rotary and Colac West Rotary club members, and community members.

“We had a group of people volunteer to get things moving,” he said.

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