The collaborative efforts of Flinders Ports and Port Lincoln resulted in a synthesis of community and sustainability.
Port infrastructure is continually being maintained and replaced as the port grows.
The City of Port Lincoln proposed to increase public art in the city, while preserving and showcasing its history. Flinders Ports and the City of Port Lincoln have worked together to salvage timber from an old wharf which was dismantled. The old timber has been reconditioned and used to commission four public art bench seats in the town of Port Lincoln.
“In the past people would sit on these timbers fishing off the jetty so from a design point of view I kept those elements in mind in using them in their second life,” - Ken Martin, local artist.
The benches display the deep-rooted connection of the Ports to the community. The art pieces connect the community with their cities, connecting the culture and its maritime past while providing a place to sit and relax. The installations have also proved popular with visitors, driving tourism to the waterfront.
Flinders Ports novel consideration for the arts displays the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals:
12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
17- Partnerships for the Goals