Council to repair Umina whale tail sculptures
Central Coast Council has told the Rotary Club of Umina Beach that it will repair whale tail sculptures at Umina oval.
"Council has the budget and the resources for the project," said club president Mr Bruce Croft.
In July, it had told the club it would not put money toward their repair.
Mr Croft said he and club members Mr Mike Curley and Mr Wayne Dowdle attended a meeting with Ms Charlotte Hilder from Council and a contractor at the Umina Precinct.
"The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the rectification of the six whale tails.
"Some of the whale tails will be re-tiled and others will have the tiles removed and either indigenous or sea-side artwork applied in lieu of tiles."
Mr Croft said boxes of the tiles originally used for the sculptures were still available.
"This project needs to be costed by Council and prioritised with other art restorations in the pipeline.
"It seems that there is no definite role for Umina Beach Rotary Club in the restoration of the whale tails, other than being a community representative on any future decision-making panel run by Council."
Newsletter, 9 Nov 2021
Bruce Croft, Rotary Umina Beach