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Published Monday, 10th August 2015

The iconic mosaic mural at Fishermans Hollow will be removed and restored during the Yanchep Lagoon development works.

Fishermans hollow mural

The mural’s original artist Danka Scholtz von Lorenz dismantled her mosaic, installed on the Fishermans Hollow toilet block in 2004, this month and will safety store the piece to ensure its protection until it is ready for pride of place on new a new toilet facility at the site.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the new facilities would include a purpose built southern-facing veranda to shelter, house and showcase the well–loved mural.

“The City’s main focus has always been retention of the wonderful mosaic and was a priority for the designers,” she said.

“Danka Scholtz von Lorenz has been heavily involved with the removal and storing of the mural to ensure its protection, until it’s ready for pride of place on the new building.”

The current facility is in a low lying area vulnerable to flooding, blocks views across the park and the entry to the toilets is not viewable from the car park.

The new facility will be located just north of the existing one and rotated so the entry is viewable from the car park and playground. 

Work to build a beach access point at Fishermans Hollow is also currently in the design phase.

The $185,000 project is awaiting a clearing permit from the Department of Environment and Regulation and a heritage clearance from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. 

Works include the removal of the existing slab-construction and construction of raised aluminium supported stairs, more suited to the coastal environment.

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