Have your say on proposed Magnetic Island art installation
Date published: 24 February 2022
Townsville City Council wants to hear your thoughts about bringing a world-class art installation to Picnic Bay.
Council has identified Picnic Bay as an ideal location for the Smarteez art installation, giving visitors another reason to visit one of Magnetic Island’s most popular villages.
Smarteez was created by L.M. Noonan and Hew Chee Fong and was featured at Riverway Lagoon in 2005.
Mayor Jenny Hill said the addition of the sculpture at Picnic Bay would be a boost for tourism.
“Council is committed to supporting tourism on Magnetic Island and activating public spaces across the city, which is why our team has homed in on Picnic Bay as an ideal location for this unique artwork,” Cr Hill said.
“Smarteez is made of seven spheres of polished Australian granite and it invites interaction from children and members of the public, making it a great addition to the highly-frequented Picnic Bay esplanade.
“We want to know what residents of Magnetic Island and visitors to the area think about the proposed public artwork site, which is why Council is asking for community feedback via the Have Your Say Townsville webpage.
“To let us know what you think, just complete the short survey and before 25 March.”
To provide your feedback about the proposed location, head to Have Your Say Townsville before 25 March 2022.