Picton High Students assist with Gazebo restoration
Posted on: 18.12.2017
The gazebo located on the Stonequarry Creek walkway is now back to its former glory, thanks to the work of some talented Picton High School students and funding from Wollondilly Shire Council.
The gazebo, or “picnic pavilion” was first built as part of a 1988 Bicentenary project with Picton High students of that era involved in the original roof painting. It has been in disrepair in recent years, further impacted by water damage from the 2016 storm event.
Picton High students from two faculties worked on restoring the ceiling and providing the artworks, inspired by some of the area’s historical sites.
Picton resident Joan Brown was on the original Bicentennial Committee that worked on turning what had previously been an overgrown paddock into a pleasant walkway along the creek leading to the historic cemetery at St Mark’s in 1988.
She said, “I was so impressed when I saw the restoration work that the students have done; the line painting with the Aboriginal motifs between them look amazing.”
Ms Brown expressed her gratitude to Wollondilly Shire Council for providing funding for the paving repairs and walkway lights, as well as the gazebo refurbishment.
Council’s Acting Manager Economic Development & Tourism, Rob Moran said, “Council is proud to have a continued partnership with Picton High School and we appreciate the efforts of the students in the refurbishment of the structure and mural.”