Smart Beaches murals welcome visitors to Redhead Beach

A trio of murals installed as part of the world-first Smart Beaches project is set to provide a striking welcome for visitors to one of Lake Macquarie’s most iconic stretches of coast.

The artworks by local artist Daniel Joyce depict Redhead Beach, highlighting beach conditions and incorporating technology providing real-time beach conditions and other data generated by Smart Beaches devices.

The works are being installed this week, with the largest 8.5m x 2.5m mural featuring on the side of the Redhead Beach Surf Lifesaving Club storage shed, facing the main beach car park.

It includes Redhead’s iconic shark tower and cliffs, and Lake Macquarie City Council lifeguards who patrol the coastal stretch during the beach season.

Accompanying panels to be installed along a low retaining wall on the path leading to the beach depict typical beach scenes and messages of beach safety, while a third artwork will be installed on the surf club building’s eastern side.

Smart Beaches Project Manager Tony Blunden said the murals would provide an enduring representation of a pioneering technology trial.