Despite all intentions to have the project completed by mid-December, the plan to paint a mural on the exterior of the Tuncurry Post Office has received a setback due to the level four water restrictions currently in place.
Licensee, Warwick Thompson, said it was unlikely the project would be completed until sometime in the new year.
"It's going to be pushed back until the water restrictions are lifted," Mr Thompson said.
"We can't prepare it properly."
Mr Thompson said the project had already experienced a setback due to the bushfires and associated smoke, which prevented him and his team of volunteers from cleaning the building, before the water restrictions put a further halt on their progress.
"The last month and a half it's been pushed back and back and back," he said.
However, he was taking an optimistic attitude to the delay, saying it would allow them to get everything in order for when they were able to push ahead.
Mr Thompson said a small group of volunteers met on the morning of Saturday, November 30 to discuss the setbacks and how best to proceed.
The project has come about through a collaboration between Mr Thompson and a group of former design students from Great Lakes TAFE, who designed the mural and have helped organise the logistics of the project.
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