Millicent art statement gets green light


AN iconic art sculpture will soon adorn Millicent’s Domain precinct, with a structure of a hand holding a streamer selected as the statement piece for the parklands.

Wattle Range Council will proceed with the project after elected members voted in support of the Adelaide-based Exhibition Studios design.

Council has budgeted $130,000 for the design, construction and installation of the artwork and anticipates the structure will entice people to stop and explore the piece and the surrounding Domain area.

A model of the works was displayed to the community in the Millicent Public Library and public comment was invited on the designs.

A total of 478 responses were received in the online and ballot polls, with the Exhibition Studios design narrowly winning the public vote with 28pc.

According to council, the creation of the artwork will take approximately three months.