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Larger-than-life pelican statue planned for The Entrance.

Thursday 11, Jun 2020

Central Coast Council is pushing ahead with plans for a larger-than-life pelican statue at The Entrance.

Council is seeking submissions from qualified and experienced artists for a large-scale landmark permanent pelican sculptural work at The Entrance, NSW, Australia.

The freestanding work is to be installed in Memorial Park between the town centre and waterfront area at The Entrance.

It’s hoped the statue will help invigorate the town, famous for its daily pelican feeding on the waterfront.

The Pelican Feed takes place on The Entrance waterfront each day and is one of the Central Coast's most popular tourist attractions, entertaining and educating visitors and residents alike about the area's own pelican colony.

It started more than 20 years ago by staff at the local fish shop, who would feed scraps to the pelicans every day. Then in 1996, Council built the feeding platform known as Pelican Plaza. They, in conjunction with the many sponsors and a team of volunteers, have made it possible to feed the pelicans whole fresh fish 365 days a year and make it the spectacle it is today.