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Rainbow Serpent water feature construction contract awarded

4 July, 2019

Gunnedah Shire Council has announced a contractor for construction of the Rainbow Serpent water feature to be located outside the Civic Centre in Chandos Street.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Australian company Waterforms International would be appointed to bring the $274,258 water feature to life.

“This project has been more than a decade in the making, and has involved consultation and design input from local Indigenous and arts groups,” Cr Chaffey said.

“This will be a large and impressive water feature that will create a meeting place within our cultural precinct where traditional stories can be shared and celebrated.”

Waterforms International has worked on projects worldwide, including the Australian War Memorial water feature in Hyde Park Corner, London, the Sydney Airport Centre water sculpture, and the Suntec City Rotating Water Screen in Singapore.

The Rainbow Serpent water feature was originally inspired by the drawings of Gunnedah Elders.

The project was awarded $155,725 through the $100 million NSW Government Regional Cultural Fund. It will feature 32 hand-crafted glass mosaic tiles created by the Kamilaroi Women’s Group.

The Rainbow Serpent water feature is due to be completed by the end of the 2019-20 financial year.

Photo Caption: A design of the new Rainbow Serpent water feature to be built in Chandos Street.


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