REFRESHED: Woolgoolga’s iconic buoys have been given a new coat of paint by Woolgoolga High School students
REFRESHED: Woolgoolga’s iconic buoys have been given a new coat of paint by Woolgoolga High School students Trevor Veale

Buoys will be buoys again

TWO pieces of Woolgoolga's history have been restored to their former glory, thanks to the collaboration of a number of community groups.

The campaign to have the blue anchor buoys marking the entrance of Woolgoolga Beach restored and repainted began late last year. And this week the project finally finished as students from Woolgoolga High School completed painting the iconic items.

Previously used for tying up ships when Woolgoolga was a port, the buoys were pulled out by resident Don Clinch after the jetty was destroyed by cyclone and he also has the task of relocating them.

Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce coordinated the restoration of the buoys and the upgrade of the mural at the Woolgoolga Skate Park, at a cost of about $1500.

"The restoration projects were funded by donations from local businesses and residents," committee member Al Milroy said.

"The Woolgoolga High School students were supervised by art teacher Lalla Jones.

"They have finished upgrading the murals and finished the buoys this week."



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