Avian Artwork Sends a Meaningful Message

The amenities building at East Crescent, Culburra Beach now features a feathery new look thanks to a partnership between Shoalhaven City Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Lake Wollumboola Protection Association and Birdlife Shoalhaven. The organisations have united to highlight the importance of local migratory, nesting and water birds of the area.

South Coast based artist Sam Hall was commissioned to create the mural, made possible through the NSW Government Saving our Species program. The mural features a vibrant display of local and migratory birds and includes a sign recognising the Jerrinja people and their connection to county.

Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley was thrilled to see the colourful mural highlighting the vulnerable bird species which live and pass through the area.

“Lake Wollumboola is a precious habitat for many local and migratory birds, many of which are threatened species. By creating awareness around the value of these species and their vulnerability, we hope to ensure these birds are protected now and into the future.

“Lake Wollumboola is recognised as an important area for local and migratory birds by Birdlife International, and is home to significant birds including Pied Oystercatcher, Little Terns, Bar-tailed Godwit, Intermediate Egret and Red-necked Avocets to name a few,” Mayor Findley said.

The mural complements the viewing platforms and signage previously installed by Shoalhaven City Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service which work to highlight local migratory, nesting, and water birds.

Image: Mural of Council’s toilet amenities at Culburra Beach.

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