Boy with Paddle Fountain restoration
The name of this fountain was changed from Strong Memorial Fountain to Boy with Paddle Fountain in May 2022.
Project Status: Completed
Works were completed in May 2022.
Why we’re doing this
Boy with Paddle Fountain (also known as the cherub fountain) is the first ornamental drinking fountain to be donated to and erected in a suburban municipality or a town in New South Wales.
We’re undertaking important restorative work to help preserve this piece of public art.
What we’re doing
- The pond will be waterproofed and tiles replaced.
- The hydraulic system will be upgraded.
- The cast iron elements will be repainted.
Part of the Strong Memorial Reserve will be closed while this work takes place.
Access through Elizabeth and Watson streets will remain open.