The Invasion of the Spider Crabs! 


On Wednesday March the 2nd 2016, the Mayor Cr. Graham Pittock cut the ribbon of a unique mosaic art project, adjacent to the community built playground on the Rye Foreshore.

In 2015 Rye Beach Community Action applied for a $4,000 Council “place making”  grant to have this artwork created, with the balance of the the funds required being supplied by the Action group. With the co-operation of Rye Primary School Principal Jackie Anable, about 60 grade five students were also involved. It was decided that the annual migration of spider crabs from Bass Strait would be the theme of the mosaic. Artist Simon Normand created the mosaic and also worked with the children who drew the pictures for the circular mosaics,  and chose the colours. Rye Beach Community Action Group’s Secretary Mechelle Cheers, President Michael Wittingslow and Miranda Gillespie were the main drivers of the project. The Mayor thanked these individuals for instigating another great example of community involvement in Rye. 


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 Thankyou everyone of the 258 people who took the time to complete our short survey on "surveymonkey". The survey confirms what members of the community have been saying for years, that is, they do not want an extra boat ramp and do not see that changing the foreshore car parks is a priority.  It is hoped that this time the Council will take notice of these and other views of the community and incorporate them in the Foreshore plan. For more details regarding the survey results please click on the Rye Beach Community Action page tab on the top left of this page


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