Turtle Mural Unveiled at Kemp Beach

The Kemp Beach toilet block has now been turtle-branded thanks to a suggestion by one of our wonderful volunteers from the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre.

Libby Howlett contacted the Livingstone Shire Council and suggested that the Bluff Point Walking Track and Turtle Lookout would be easier to find if there was “a large turtle painted on the wall of the toilet block”.

The Livingstone Shire Council were quick to embrace the opportunity, they thought it was a great idea that fitted well with the new placemaking agenda that they are developing for the Capricorn Coast Region.

“It’s great to see Livingstone’s Placemaking program being embraced by the local community and our local artists, and that residents are not only enjoying the new artworks around the region, but actively participating in suggesting spaces that would benefit” said Mayor Bill Ludwig.

“This is a great way to showcase the talent of local artists, as well as the iconic features and in this case sea creatures that are synonymous with our region.”

Deputy Mayor and Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton continued “The turtle artwork at Bluff Point walking track is a great example of the community identifying an opportunity to not only enhance the look of the amenities building, but is a great signpost for guiding tourists to explore the natural environment along the Capricorn Coast.”

The blue turtle mural looks fantastic and has totally transformed the old toilet block, it will now be much easier for people to find the entrance to the Bluff Point Walking Track.

Libby was very excited by the prompt action of council, she was impressed to see murals on all four sides of the building “it certainly improves the look of the toilet block and makes giving directions to the Bluff Point Walking Track so much easier”.

There is also an interactive photo element on the beach side of the building that will hopefully encourage people to take photos to post and tag on social media.

Capricorn Enterprise chief executive Mary Carroll said “we are so incredibly proud of our amazing volunteers who tirelessly give up their time each week to promote our wonderful region. They really do go above and beyond to improve the visitor experience.”

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