Today work will being in preparation for the installation of the Tuna Poler statue that is due be placed along the Port Lincoln foreshore to signify the Tuna industry in the town’s history.
The statue will be located under Norfolk pines on the eastern side of the jetty and is a project commissioned by the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln in conjunction with Axel Stenross Maritime Museum and has been funded through generous donations from the community.
The sculpture, a scene portraying a tuna being ‘poled’ from the ocean by local artist Ken Martin pays tribute to the impact that the tuna industry and the fishing pioneers have had on the town.
Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Rufus said, “An upgraded precinct around the statue will be a taste of things to come in the proposed foreshore redevelopment currently being considered as part of the Council’s Foreshore, CBD & Marina precinct master planning project”.
Access to the lawn area between the town jetty toilets will be restricted while construction works are underway.
The Parnkalla Trail will remain open with detours put in place during key stages of the work.