Fonterra Australia is on a mission to collect thousands of photographs in the next three months to create a massive photo mosaic wall mural at the entrance to its new Stanhope cheese plant designed to “wear our pride on our side”.
The 30 metre by 5 metre wall mural, with the theme of “Legendairy Stanhope – Proud People, Proud Community”, will celebrate cheese-making history dating back to the 1920s, along with a rural community known for its dairy farms and agricultural abundance.
The mural will be unveiled to the community in mid 2017.
Fonterra Australia’s Managing Director, René Dedoncker, says the multi-million rebuild of the cheese plant and expansion of the Stanhope factory is an opportunity to celebrate a strong community and Fonterra’s place in it.
“There’s a lot to be proud about, from Stanhope being awarded Legendairy Capital of Australia status in 2015 through to the farmers who keep us supplied with top quality milk and our people who make some of the tastiest cheese in Australia. We love being part of a community which represents some of the best qualities of rural Australia.
“We see this as a real opportunity to ‘wear our pride on our side’ in a unique way, bringing together images of people, farms, schools, clubs and activities to make one massive mural. This symbolises what a community is all about – every aspect of it coming together as a whole to make something great.
He says, “the Legendairy title not only celebrates the long-established dairy industry, but also legendary local people from Sir John McEwen, Australia’s 18th Prime Minister to all the committee members and volunteers who keep the community thriving through farmers’ markets , schools, senior citizens groups and sports clubs.”