Council plans Redlands Coast entry statement for Capalaba

The Capalaba gateway to Redlands Coast will receive a large scale entry statement artwork after Council today noted the Public Art Commissioning Program for 2018/19.

As the major public art project for the current financial year, the civic gateway feature will be located centrally within the open space area to the south-west of the Redland Bay and Moreton Bay roads intersection.

Mayor Karen Williams said the program also proposed to review and redesign the current signage to better reflect Redlands Coast place branding.

“Redlands Coast is unique in being a city of islands and mainland villages; and an entry statement that befits our naturally wonderful environment will provide an outstanding welcome to commuters reaching us from the north,” she said.

“Council has previously worked in consultation with the State Government to undertake landscaping works at the junction and will seek to continue the partnership for this project.”

Councillor for Division 9 Paul Gleeson said the public art works program anticipated commissioning artwork of 6-8m in height that could be seen from multiple directions and would incorporate appropriate lighting for night viewing.

“The intersection where this piece of art will be located has the highest passing traffic on Redlands Coast, with more than 39,000 vehicle movements per day,” Cr Gleeson said.

“This artwork will also contribute to Capalaba achieving its full potential as a Principal Regional Activity Centre, as it is recognised in Shaping SEQ – South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017.”

Other public art projects for 2018/19 include concept planning and artist’s brief for the Cleveland/Alexandra Hills/Capalaba corridor; preparation of curatorial reports and artists’ briefs for a Victoria Point Jetty and Coochiemudlo Island entry statement and play sculpture at Point Lookout; plus a sculpture conditions report and curatorial advice for a Southern Islands Sculpture Trail.