Permanent home for Bingara’s fish

September 6, 2013

“There is a fish in the park.” Sometime last Thursday week, the Gwydir Shire Council installed ‘The Fish’ sculpture in The Junction park.  The fish was made at the recently held creative welding workshops. Tutor Tony Gomez has been guarding the fish until now and with the support of the GSC ‘The Fish’ has found its permanent home.

Bingara's Big FishBingara’s big fish, made by local women taking part in the ‘Women of Mettle’ workshop, now overlooks the Gwydir River which inspired the work.

Project Manager Frances Young said “I am very proud of the efforts of the participants of the welding workshop, Gay Mack, Susanne Hiemer, Angela Croll, Marg Foster and Stella Carnell. The enthusiasm and creativity shown by each of the participants, along with the expert tuition of Tony Gomez made the project a great success. Thanks also to the Gwydir Shire Council and to the many generous community members that donated usable recycled metal for the project.”

UGLA received notification of their successful application to the Federal Government’s 2013-2014 Community Environment Grants Program. The project will enable UGLA to share outcomes from previous projects that have been implemented across the Gwydir region. These outcomes will be available for land managers through the development of several case studies and presentations. As the project is developed further information will be made available.

Planning is underway for all of UGLA’s 2013-2014 projects, more information will be available about each of the projects via our website, email and through the UGLA newsletter and via the local Bingara and Warialda papers. They will also conduct letter box drops, so if you find a flyer in your letterbox from UGLA– don’t throw it out – it must be important for your area – please read.

Upper Gwydir Landcare can be contacted on p.02 6724 2052 or go to our website for project information and general NRM information.