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Flagstaff Team

On the waterfront… Greer Twiss with his sculpture at the official opening in April

The donated Flight Support For Albatross artwork installed at Victoria Wharf in April cost ratepayers more than $250,000.

The sculpture by Greer Twiss was unwanted on the other side of the harbour. Several years ago, the idea was hatched to find it a new home in Devonport.

However, the move became complicated as the work needed to be re-engineered.

The Flagstaff sought a full breakdown of the final costs, under the the Official Information Act.These included:

  • Artist fees, artwork fabrication and installation (construction and creation, including engineering costs): $136,051
  • Consenting, lighting and other expenses (lighting to be completed in the coming months): $41,927
  • Consultancy (including engineering peer review): $5370
  • Project management: $53,910 Total cost: $237, 258 (plus GST). The sculpture has had a controversial welcome to Devonport, with some residents loving it, while others have said it is a blot on the waterfront landscape.

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