New year surprise for contest winner

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The Colac Herald’s On The Street winner for the end of 2017 is Michael Allison. Michael, an Elliminyt local, won a $500 prize from SLM Law and La Trobe Financial. Michael plans to put his prize money towards bills after spending big in preparation for Christmas. “January is a big month for bills, rates and insurance,” he said.

Michael’s winning answer was in response to the Colac Herald’s question about the Just Add Water Lake Colac campaign that wanted the State Government to divert water from the Gellibrand River into the lake.

Michael labelled the lake Colac’s “best asset”. “In some ways it’s a bit disappointing it’s not promoted to its full potential,” he said.

“They found that anchor not long ago and I’d like to see them push ahead with that. “I’d love to see the weeds around the lake cut back to make it more attractive. “The dogs are a bit older now but I used to take the dogs down to the lake all the time.”

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The Colac Herald’s Jack Barrow and SLM Law’s Rebecca Alexander together with On The Street winner Michael Allison receiving his cheque for $500 from SLM Law’s Stuart Holbery.