Paul McCarthy (left), Linda Dean, Harry Williams and Kevin Maher pictured on Saturday after the murals had been installed
Paul McCarthy (left), Linda Dean, Harry Williams and Kevin Maher pictured on Saturday after the murals had been installed

Murals back on show



Byron Bay businessman, Paul 'Macca' McCarthy, never gave up the fight.

And he's glad he didn't, because a number of the iconic murals that once graced the front wall of the old Byron Bay Community Centre, are now back on the new building.

With the help of Kevin Maher from Byron Steel and graphic designer, Harry Williams from Federal, eight murals were installed on the northern wall of the building on Saturday morning.

'Macca' started the campaign earlier this year to get the murals back and raised some money to get the job done and also threw some in himself.

President of the Byron Bay Community Association, Linda Dean, was there to witness the installation and was happy to see them back.

Ms Dean said no-one wanted to see the murals just "plonked" on the wall, which was why Harry Williams was asked to lend a hand.

She said a plaque eventually would be attached to the building explaining the murals and the community's involvement in their return.

- Gary Chigwidden


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