Art­work marks way

SYM­BOLS OF FRIEND­SHIPS

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

IF you have ever trav­elled down Spear­wood Av­enue, there is a good chance you have no­ticed a range of signs, art pieces and flora.

In 2007 the City of Cock­burn’s Sis­ter City Com­mit­tee re­solved to ded­i­cate the length of Spear­wood Av­enue as a “Friend­ship Way”, with the road split into six sec­tions.

Each sec­tion is ded­i­cated to the City’s re­la­tion­ships with its own com­mu­nity and com­mu­ni­ties around the world.

The Gazette has taken a look at the dif­fer­ent sec­tions of Spear­wood Av­enue, which opens at Cock­burn Road in North Coogee and runs through to Beel­iar Drive in Yange­bup.

Af­ter open­ing with Split in Croa­tia last week, we have moved on to Mo­bile in Alabama.

Mo­bile be­came an of­fi­cial sis­ter city in 2005, with the re­la­tion­ship seen as a nat­u­ral one with both cities lo­cated on the coast and both hav­ing strong ties to the ship build­ing in­dus­try.

The sec­tion of Spear­wood Av­enue tied to this part­ner­ship runs from Cock­burn Road to Hamil­ton Road.

In 2010 a ma­jor art­work, a gi­ant blue car­di­nal marker, was in­stalled.

“As a piece of mar­itime hard­ware, its task is to sym­bol­i­cally in­di­cate a safe pas­sage,” Mayor Lo­gan Howlett said.

“In this case it rep­re­sents a pass to the south pas­sage that can be taken to rep­re­sent the ac­tual or imag­ined pas­sage needed to link Mo­bile with Cock­burn.”

The gi­ant blue car­di­nal marker on Spear­wood Av­enue.

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