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Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

The Citizens Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef frames a view out to the Reef from the Cairns Esplanade. Designed by Cairns Indigenous artist Brian Robinson, the monumental 11m-wide sculpture has a 6m-high helix depicting a wave of sea creatures and birds led by a life-size stingray.

The Citizens Gateway will inspire those who see it to think about the Great Barrier Reef, its enduring history and its connection to the people who live along its 2300km length. Visitors can walk beneath the helix, see their reflection in its mirror-polish stainless steel and understand how they too are connected to the Reef, no matter where they live.

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