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Gateway to the Cape update

Story + Photos by Waratah Nicholls

The Gateway to the Cape, planned for a Lakeland site, is one step further to seeing it become a reality thanks to the full support of Cook Shire Council and a RADF funded sculpture workshop which was held on the weekend of 14-15 July 2018.

Cook Shire Council has submitted an Expression of Interest to ‘Building Our Regions’ to develop the Gateway to the Cape. The proposed development will consist of a BBQ area, a sculpture park, and a building containing information about Cape York Peninsula.

Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott said, “The site of the Gateway to the Cape tourist information centre is ideally located, and will be an important hub for visitors to obtain practical information about travelling on the Cape. The proposed development will host a free-standing innovative mix of static and interactive displays and public art sculptures, plus practical information for travellers.It will be a drawcard for visitors and a credit to the Shire.”

A RADF funded workshop to construct some sculptures for the site was held in Lakeland on the weekend of 14 and 15 July. There were some satellite dish turtles, tyre crocodiles and a painted 3m satellite dish to work on - lots of new skills to learn.

For more info visit FB or contact project manager Waratah Nicholls: