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Airlie Beach visitors and residents will soon be welcomed into the main street by a brand new starfish roundabout design.
Designed by Creative Tiling, a local Whitsundays business, the new starfish will be installed from Monday 29 May.
Replacing the old design which was removed a year ago, the new starfish will be a colourful mosaic which will complement the nearby ‘Airlie Beach, Heart of the Reef’ entry statement.
Made up of thousands of small pieces of tile which have been prepared off site, the mosaic will be put back together on site like a large jigsaw puzzle.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said the new starfish would help rejuvenate the roundabout and entry into Airlie Beach.
“The new design will be bright, colourful and easy to clean, so it will always look attractive,” he said.
“The new starfish is also significantly cheaper than the alternatives and will require less ongoing maintenance, which will reduce costs for the community in the long-term.”
The tiling works are expected to be completed within a week, weather permitting, and during this time there will be traffic management in place near the roundabout.
More information about the project can be found at http://yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au/ or call Council on (07) 4945 0200 for further details.
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