Posted by Roslyn Cousins on Dec 08, 2017
On 5th August, 2008, the Sawtell Rotary Clock Tower was unveiled at a ceremony after five years of planning, design, fundraising, manufacturing and construction. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sawtell, the project was a true community project, involving  members of the Sawtell community, Coffs Harbour City Council, the Sawtell Progress Association, Sawtell Public School students, Bishop Druitt College students, and many local consultants and contractors. WE Smith Engineering donated most materials and fabricated the tower.
Three panel designs combining overlaid text, graphics and photographic images were commissioned by Coffs Harbour City Council for the Sawtell Rotary Centenary Clock Tower. The semi-transparent backlit glass panels are incorporated into the triangular steel clock tower design, and reflect local themes: the environment, community & heritage, and Sawtell surf culture.