Design cuts trashy look

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Northampton’s parks are to have rubbish bins placed in ornamental casings.

At its November meeting, the council approved the steel structures, laser cut with various designs, to be placed at Lions Park, Hampton Gardens area, Kings Park and the RSL Hall.

The themes will be flowers and wheat heads, Northampton’s mining past, and a soldier design.

The shiny surface of galvanised iron mini-orb will show through the holes in the steel, completing the design with a sharp contrast to the rusty red.

In his report to the council, chief executive Garry Keeffe said the bin surrounds were manufactured in the Eastern States.

A Geraldton-based supplier had said it could manufacture the bin surround for an estimated $1200 (plus GST) for quantities greater than four.

The council agreed to allocate $14,000 for the purchase of seven bin surrounds.

Mr Keeffe said bin surrounds were also proposed for Kalbarri as part of the Kalbarri foreshore parkland re-development at a later date.

“The design for these bins has not been finalised,” he said.

“But we envisage the sides to be on aluminium (depicting a nautical theme) with cut-out designs of pelicans, whales, crayfish, fish etc that depict Kalbarri.”

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