Dumbleyung Shire’s entry in this year’s Banners in the Terrace competition.WORK has begun on the Dumbleyung Shire’s entry in this year’s local government Banners in the Terrace competition.
The banner was designed by Townscape Chairperson Helen Gooding and local artist Pat Holmes.
Mrs Holmes is painting the banner.
It was put together in time for the Dumbleyung Shire Council to approve it and for it to be submitted to the City of Perth to also give it the stamp of approval for the annual competition.
Banners in the Terrace runs in conjunction with Local Government Week, which is held at the beginning of August and features entries from councils all over WA with the banners displayed along St George’s Terrace in Perth.
Mrs Gooding said the committee was grateful to Mrs Holmes for taking the time to help in the project.
Mrs Holmes will be working out of the former gallery/shop in the main street, located next to the Landcare Office, while painting the banner.
She said people were more than welcome to call in and watch her at work.
“If you see the door open, pop in,” she said.
“We are thrilled she is going to be working on it.”
Mrs Gooding said the design of the banner came from looking at the Dumbleyung Lake from the air and the patterns which came out of the contours and farming land around it.
“It is the biggest inland lake in WA and I don’t think it is promoted enough,” she said.
Mrs Gooding said once the banner had been to local government week it would be brought back to Dumbleyung and displayed in the town.