Bayside Council Entry Statements

When Bayside Council formed as the result of a merge of two local government areas, new signage was required to establish the council’s new identity and role within the community.

Council chose to install ten monumental gateway sign pylons at key locations on council boundaries. The signs were carefully designed to capture the essence of the region. The main panels soar upward with a curved profile suggesting the white sails of vessels on Botany Bay, and reflect the colours of water and sky meeting the beach.

The Bidjigal Nation are acknowledged as traditional owners of the land at the base of the sign. The base of the pylon is constructed of fabricated Corten steel, a material that will continue to oxidise as it ages, giving it an increasingly ochre appearance to reflect the traditional colours of the Australian landscape.