Yorke Peninsula Council is excited to announce that two of three scenic tourism frames have been installed in Port Vincent and Point Turton with another one planned for Marion Bay.
Council staff saw some examples of similar scenic frame ideas located overseas and thought they would be a great idea to showcase the Yorke Peninsula region. Upon further investigation, there didn’t appear to be anything in Australia that had been constructed on the scale of what was being proposed. The frames needed to be strong enough to withstand high winds which are common along coastal areas and also to hold a number of people standing within the frame surface.
A number of suppliers were contacted to be involved in the project, but it was the Adelaide based family business, Advanced Plastic Recycling (APR) who agreed to work with Council to create a unique and innovative product specifically designed to achieved the desired concept. Council worked very closely with APR who committed to the project for over 12 months while the details were being finalised.
During the design phase, a number of factors were considered to ensure that the appropriate construction material was used. It was not only important to ensure strength and stability, it was also important that the product was low maintenance, weather resilient, durable and safe. The wood plastic composite product chosen was not only versatile and easy to handle and install, but it also provided the perfect base for high quality fine artwork and sign writing. The symbols used on the frames were specifically chosen to represent the community where the frames were located.
The idea behind these frames is that they provide a perfect vantage point for visitors to compose a photograph of themselves, friends and family with spectacular scenic backdrops. The notion being that people are able to use them to take photos to share with friends and family particularly via social media methods.
These frames provide a unique point of difference and offer visitors an opportunity to promote Yorke Peninsula and attract the attention of various potential tourists. In addition to this, they are a positive, family friendly project designed to get visitors engaged and talking about Yorke Peninsula. Council have strategically placed these frames in high pedestrian traffic areas to maximise their prominence and encourage visitors and travellers to use them. You can find the frames on the foreshore in Port Vincent and adjacent the jetty at Point Turton. Once you have had your photograph taken use the hashtag #yorkepeninsula and #walktheyorke to ensure your photo is linked to other photographs taken throughout the Yorke Peninsula region.
You can also share your photograph to the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre page on Facebook and Instagram via www.facebook.com/YorkePeninsulaVisitorCentre or www.instagram.com/visityorkepeninsula/.
For further details about APR, please check out their website www.a-p-r.com.au where you will find details on their wide range of products as well as specific details on the materials used to construct the scenic frames which have become APR’s flagship product.