Mullewa’s wildflower-inspired welcome

Midwest Times

Five giant everlasting flowers made from steel will welcome visitors into Mullewa as part of the town’s new entry statement.

The flowers and accompanying signage, located on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road, were officially launched last week.

The entry statement design, by local artist Eliza Thomas, was selected during a competition run in Mullewa.

Her design was brought to life by Mid West artist Peter James from Metal Art Creations, who used stainless and corten steel to create the flowers.

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Mayor Shane Van Styn said the entry statement encapsulated the spirit of the rural town.

“The wildflowers in the Mullewa region are one of their biggest attractions so it’s great to have an entry statement that reflects the town’s identity,” he said.

“Mullewa especially welcomes a lot of grey nomads and thousands of caravaners every year and we’re glad that we can give them a warm welcome.

“Entry statements are on the top of the City’s list at the moment as we know how important it is for tourism to the set scene for visitors coming to our region.”

The project commenced in 2017 and was funded by the City and the Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund.

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