Nearly 1350 votes were received with ‘Woorim Beach’ chosen as the winner for the Woorim tower with 56.74% of the vote.
‘Another world’s paradise’ has taken out the vote for the Bongaree tower, beating ‘An afternoon with Dad’ by less than 1%!
Unitywater Community Relations Specialist Kate Cash said they hadn’t seen such a close vote in the history of Unitywater’s Community Artwork Program.
“The votes for the two Bribie Island towers have been so close, it goes to show that the designs really resonated with the community on Bribie Island,” Ms Cash said.
“Our Community Artwork Program is exactly that – community-driven artworks that improve the appearance of our highly visible assets in consultation with, and with the opinions of, the local community.
“The designs were developed in response to the most popular themes generated by local residents and business operators through a community survey last year.
“We’ve undertaken an exhaustive community consultation process in which our artists spent time talking to locals to learn more about what makes Bribie Island such a special place to live.
“We’d like to thank those who have participated from the initial consultation process through to the voting. They have been instrumental in this project.”
Not-for-profit art agency SAMA (Street Art Murals Australia), whose artists Scott Nagy and Mike Shankster created the concepts, will bring the towers to life.
“Woorim Beach reflects Bribie Island’s beach culture and the families that have chosen Bribie Island as their home, celebrating the community connectedness that is so unique to Bribie Island,” Mr Nagy said.
Mr Shankster said the winning Bongaree concept provided a glimpse into what lies beneath the water’s surface in the waterways surrounding Bongaree.
“Another world’s paradise depicts the turtles that return to Bribie Island each year and feed on the lush seagrass,” he said.
Painting will commence in March, weather permitting.
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