Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey MP said he was delighted to officially unveil the Edithburgh Tidal Pool Mural last Wednesday.
The Edithburgh Progress Association was granted funding under Round Two of the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme to restore the pool and improve the pool area. A feature of the work is a stunning mural designed and painted by the Edithburg Progress Association member Darryl Lewis at the site.
“The Edithburgh Tidal Pool is a unique site in SA”, Mr Ramsey said.
“I was so impressed the first time I saw it, it is reminiscent of the tidal pools on Sydney’s beaches, only better”.
“The Progress Association was awarded $14,400, under the Stronger Communities Programme and this combined with their wonderful efforts and the support of the councithe means his fantastic local asset has not only been refurbished, it has been enhanced.
“The new fencing, steps and concrete work have ensured safety and guaranteed the structural integrity of the pool, however the beautiful mural which features 300 individual handprints from local school students and is complete with acrylic pelican droppings adds to the authenticity of the scene and is now providing an community artwork which will ensure increased interest on that basis alone.”
There was a sizeable local crowd for the opening and Mr Ramsey said that reflected town pride and the interest residents had in the project.
Mr Ramsey said the Stronger Communities Grants had supported a great number of local communities across the electorate and thought at least three more on Yorke Peninsula were likely to be supported under the assessment for Round Four taking place at the moment.
“I congratulate the Edithburgh Progress Association on its vision and success in ensuring the unique piece of SA infrastructure securing this funding and the wonderful mural.”
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October 3 2018