Lake Macquarie History

Windale CREATE

Council attained $50,000 for the Windale CREATE project through the NSW Governments Social Housing Community Improvement Fund. The project utilised planter boxes on the Lake Street strip, the local retail precinct of the area. Four local artists were commissioned through an expression of interest process. Artists John Cliff engaged the local school to run ceramic workshops for students. These works were added to the final work. Aboriginal artist Saretta Fielding painted the outside of the planter boxes to tell the story of the local creek. Joanna O’Toole and Warwick O’Toole created stainless steel laser cut elements to be installed within the planter boxes.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

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