Whale tail sculptures restored
One of the three groups of "whale tail" sculptures in the recreation precinct near Umina oval has been restored and repainted, according to Umina Rotary club secretary Mr Mike Curley.
"Umina Rotary arranged the financing of the original whale tails," said Mr Curley.
Mr Curley said that originally the tails were all tiled.
"Sadly, they had fallen into disrepair over the years."
Many of the tiles had fallen off.
After negotiations with Central Coast Council and the involvement of the Umina Community Group, the repairs were commissioned by Central Coast Council under the supervision of its cultural development worker Ms Charlotte Hilder.
Mr Curley said the restored whale tails "were painted so that kids could climb on them and they would be easier to maintain"
He said he was not sure whether the other two groups of whale tails would be painted or retiled.
Umina Community Group director Mr Tony Winch said: "It's terrific to see that the whale tails have been restored and returned to their home at the precinct.
"Thank you to Central Coast Council for completing the restoration and to the volunteers who assisted."
Newsletter, 5 Feb 2022
Mike Curley, Rotary Umina Beach
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Tony Winch, Umina Community Group