Mosaic fifi nal touch
MOSAIC chairs created by the local community are the final touches completing a new gazebo at the Mossman Community Centre as part of the Springboard program.
This year’s Lend Lease Springboard program has officially come to a close with the final event exhibiting the final product thanks to all the hard work of dozens of local volunteers.
Springboard is based on community sustainability and brings Lend Lease executives from around the world together with local volunteers to work on community projects.
The program worked with the community centre on seven projects this year, including finishing the gazebo area started last year.
Volunteers this year put on a roof, tidied up the area and surrounding garden and bought some seats for the area, which were transformed into pieces of art.
Local artist Melissah Norris was enlisted as a coordinator to put the finishing touches on the gazebo area.
“Instantly I visualised mosaic seats there,” Melissah said.
“It’s been a hugely successful project, the beading group, men’s shed and youth centre all contributed their images, which was translated onto the four bench seats.
“They were able to see their images come to life, choosing colours and different textures mosaics can offer and learning about the whole process.”
The mosaic benches were placed underneath the gazebo last week at the community centre, coinciding with an afternoon tea to say thank you to all of the local businesses who supported the Springboard program.
Projects completed as part of this year’s Springboard program included building and equipping a men’s shed, a makeover for the community centre, expanding the vegetable garden, renovating the Girl Guides hut, increasing awareness of community outreach services, renovating the flexirespite centre and establishing a market garden at Mossman State High School.
Team effort: Bev Taylor, Melissah Norris, Dom Lynch and Karen Laird and (inset) detail of the mosaic