The successful design for the Sapphire Gemfields Interpretive Trail’s signature art piece will be unveiled at the Central Highland Tourism Season Launch on Friday 3 March 2017.
After a comprehensive selection process and community consultation, the Central Highlands Regional Council has selected an exciting artist from four high-calibre contenders.
‘The interpretive trail will take visitors on an educational journey, following a number of interpretive nodes and place markers highlighting the area’s geological features, history, culture and the fossicking process,’ Cr Megan Daniels said.
‘At the centre of this project, will be the signature art piece – a large, high quality, attention-grabbing installation reflective of the local region. We are so excited to see the artist’s concept come to life and know it will be a real draw-card for tourists, as well as residents from across the Central Highlands.’
The project is funded by council and the Australian Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Program, administered by the Queensland Government’s Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games.
Works are expected to be completed by 30 June 2017. More information about the project can be found in this past release.