TO BUILD A PRECINCT LOCALS WOULD BE PROUD OF, WE ENGAGED THEM TO CREATE IT. CULTURALLY AND ARTISTICALLY, “LIVE AT THE PAPER MILL” INSPIRED PARTICIPATION.
Understanding what makes the area tick was gained through extensive local community engagement, research, and analysis. Children from a local early learning centre painted and folded the paper boats central to the identity. Artists developed sculptural pieces including a 1.5 tonne steel realisation of the paper boat, and a paper boat installation made up of hundreds of paper boats suspended on fishing wire, and those made by children from a local school. The community’s contributions emphasise its role in the transformative and positive changes that the area is undergoing.