At an Ordinary Meeting of Council last night (25/02), Administrators made an independent decision on the placement of two community art mosaic sculptures in Dunolly.
A decision was made to place the Dingo artwork at 118 Broadway and the Kangaroo will be placed in the Rene Fox Gardens.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the decision was made based on the community feedback received.
“We received 74 submissions as part of our recent community consultation process, 23 were outright objections, 26 objected to the Broadway locations but with an alternate location and 24 in support of the Broadway locations and one seeking more information.
“There was also a great deal of informal feedback provided on social media from all perspectives.
“We believe our decision is a good outcome based on all of the feedback received. Obviously there were a wide range of views that were heard and we believe this decision offers a compromise for the entire Dunolly community.
“We’ll now work to get the sculptures in place as soon as possible.”
The mosaic art works were developed through funding from the Regional Centre for Culture as part of a sense of place project.
The project was community developed and led with more than 400 community members participating in the project.
Council is responsible for the decision about the placement of the sculptures as they are to be placed on public land.
Four sculptures were created as part of the project, with the other two already in place at the Gordon Gardens. They are three dimensional pieces with tile work on all sides.
The sculptures form part of the Central Goldfields Art Collection and were gifted to Council at the end of the Regional Centre for Culture program.