City to spend more on |lettering artwork

The City has already spent $73,000 on the artwork, and agreed at a recent council meeting to obtain quotes to ‘rectify the piece to ensure it meets safety and aesthetic requirements’.

Discussion about the artwork was held behind closed doors. The City will also negotiate the final payment of the contract, deducting costs associated with rectification of the artwork.

A temporary fence has been erected around the art since last year.

Mayor John Carey said the City was working to get the artwork finished.

‘Unfortunately, it has gone on so long that there is some negative feedback in the community, but hopefully once it is finished, that will be forgotten and it will become a place for people to sit, skate on and interact with,’ he said.