Mother Earth (detail)
A new colourful, eye-catching mural has been added to Townsville City Council’s street art portfolio thanks to a Brisbane-based artist known as Leans. Leans was commissioned to do the work, titled Mother Earth, on an Ogden Street façade.
“Mother Earth provides a vision of the movement and ecstasy felt when exploring the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and captures the colourful charm of the evening sky,” Leans says. “The piece consists of a rich dose of patterns and colour taken from glimpses of the coral and fish specific to this area.”
Street Art Activation Working Group member Cr Russ Cook says Leans’ work adds to the growing collection of colourful art on Ogden Street. (Photo: detail of “Tellas”)
Council and Rotary Upgrade Kirwan Park
A popular Kirwan park has received an upgrade thanks to a partnership between Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise and Townsville City Council.
Thuringowa Friendship Park at the end of Kern Brothers Drive has new fitness equipment installed under Stage 1 of works funded by Rotary’s $60,000 contribution and in-kind support from council. Stage 2 works currently scheduled for early next financial year will include a barbecue and shelter to be completed by the Rotary club.
Footpath Decals Step Towards Safer Streets
A partnership between Townsville City Council and Crime Stoppers hopes to rally the community to keep reporting information about suspicious or criminal activity.
With funding from Crime Stoppers and support from council, 15 ground decals have been made to promote the Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 number.
The decals are located on footpaths along The Strand, Riverway, Riverway Drive bike paths and Castle Hill.
Emergency Markers Installed on Castle Hill
A partnership between Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise and Townsville City Council will benefit walkers and runners on Castle Hill. Emergency markers have been installed along popular walking tracks that will aid those calling for assistance to identify their location and improve the ability for emergency services to quickly locate an injured person.
Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise president Paul Ryan said that inaccurate information had delayed emergency services from reaching the injured so the markers will go a long way to avoiding this in the future.