Waratah Wynyard Council Update May

Youth Week

What an event!!

Well done,

  • Waratah-Wynyard Youth Leaders (WWYL),
  • Big hART
  • Waratah Wynyard Councillors
  • Rural Health
  • Rural Health 7UP

with the concept for this event and following through with a ripper of an event.

Our Youth Leaders and Councillors united to celebrate Youth week, serving a free sausage sizzle, free ice-cream, Youth Services Stalls, Skate Ramp, games and creating a safe place for young people to gather and be in the fresh air.

Four of our Youth Leaders workshopped with bighART to come up with a pitch that they delivered to the
community, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors at the event about what they would like to see if
they were Mayor of Waratah-Wynyard Council.

Our Youth Leaders have now been invited to deliver these speeches to all of the Councillors at a workshop in May. Big thanks to Councils Community Trainee Dylan Butt who helped our WWYL by being the MC for their presentations along with helping with the event.

We would like to thank our local Youth Services:

  • The Vinnies Van,
  • Cornerstone Youth Services,
  • Libraries Tasmania,
  • Reclink Australia – North West TAS,
  • Youth Family and Community Connections Inc. (YFCC),
  • Anglicare Tas,
  • Live Well Tasmania and
  • The Smith Family

for bringing entertainment and information to assist the young people in our community.
The youth services where able to engage with other services that attended this event, many friends, memories and contacts have been make.

We look forward to next year!

Artwork Commission Opportunity

Council is seeking expressions of interest for the ‘Reflect Reconciliation Artwork Commission’.

The selected artist will receive $2,500.

Who can apply: The artist must be an Aboriginal artist based in Lutruwita, Tasmania.

Artwork considerations: Any medium is welcome as long as it can be translated into a 2D cover for the Council’s RAP plan.

Deadline: Submissions are due 10th of May 2024, with final artwork production due 31st July 2024.

To apply and full Terms and Conditions


Thank you everyone who participated in naming the bee, we are happy to finally announce the name
of our buzzing friend, Goldie-Bee.

Goldie-Bee is part of the gorgeous mural at The Lunch Company by Amy Morrow, the founder of Creartive Workshops. This artistic initiative was funded by Council with the support of Council’s Public Art Advisory Group (PAAG).

Mayor Duniam and Councillors congratulate and thank Amy for bringing vibrant colour and local environmental education to our community as the official plaque is installed. More than your average mural, Amy has included many interactive elements which include facts about our local wildlife and flora, as well as fun interactive photo opportunities where the audience can ‘blow out the

Some of the major features in this mural include the metamorphosis process of butterflies, the importance of bee’s and the ecological benefits of the dandelions.

To learn more about the PAAG and Amy’s concept, please visit: Waratah Wynyard Public Art Advisory Group

‘Lila’s Tree’ by Jennifer Grubba

This April, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition Centre will be featuring the remarkably detailed sculpture artworks by Jennifer Grubba.

Jennifer and her husband moved to NW Tasmania in 2021 after 10 years of working on the emergency phone line for Queensland Police.

After being diagnosed with PTSD, Severe Social Anxiety, OCD, Agrophobia and Depression she found peace in her sculptures and began creating her own world. She describes her artwork as therapy as she twists the wire meticulously with her hands for hours.

Each sculpture appears to be a snapshot from a moving story, leaving each viewer to interpret the

The exhibition is free entry at Wonders of Wynyard.

Open 10am 4pm everyday.

To read more about Jennifer and her practice please visit, https://www.wondersofwynyard.com/lilas-tree