There’s a new addition to our city which is further enhancing our amazing foreshore and attracting both tourists and locals alike.
A giant scenic frame has been installed at the top of Hummock Hill, designed and positioned perfectly for people to have their photo taken with the stunning new jetty in the background.
The frame is adorned with Whyalla’s unearth logo, as well as the hashtags #unearthwhyalla, #whyallatourism, #lovewhyalla and #whyallajetty, aiming to help further promote our great city and unique circular jetty to the world.
City of Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin said the scenic frame was something fun and “a little different”.
“The frame has been made big enough to have a bit of a ‘wow’ factor, as well as considering practical elements such as low positioning, ensuring it is disability and child-friendly so that everyone can be included in the photo,” Mayor McLaughlin said.
Mayor McLaughlin thanked the council crews who prepared the site, as well as the local businesses who helped bring the project to fruition.
“Council is absolutely delighted with the new scenic frame and it’s great to see it’s already proving so popular,” she said.
“This giant scenic frame really value-adds to the tourism attractions within our city and will hopefully help enhance visitors’ experiences.
“The frame is perfectly positioned atop Hummock Hill, one of our most distinctive landmarks and a popular lookout for visitors and locals. Our wonderful new jetty is front and centre with every photo taken, helping promote it to the world while showcasing the amazing capability of the locals who contributed to its construction.
However, the work is not finished there, with further improvements planned to add interest and enhance access including:
- Interpretive signage at the frame that outlines interesting facts about the jetty, such as the number of pylons, length and height etc.
- An attachment to the sign that allows it to be used as a ‘selfie stick’, this function will enable all members of a group to be included in photos.
- A concrete pathway to ensure the frame is accessible to all, including those in wheelchairs and parents with prams.
- Railing adjacent the pathway to assist those with mobility issues.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, be sure to go and check it out and share your photos far and wide!