Newman to use G20 sign to unite Brisbane
A NEW sign will rise next to the Brisbane River ahead of the G20 World Leaders Summit later this year.
Premier Campbell Newman said on Tuesday eight branches from the Queensland Men's Shed Association were each constructing a 3D letter that will form a 25 metre long 'BRISBANE' sign.
He said each letter would have a canvas skin which would then be decorated by Brisbane community associations including Pride Festival, Brisbane Youth Service, Amnesty International (Queensland chapter), Griffith University Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Multicap Association, MDA, Queensland Children's Week and Queensland Country Women's Association.
"The G20 Summit is a chance for Brisbane to shine with the eyes of the world's media as well as political and business leaders firmly on us," he said.
"Jobs, tourism and economic opportunities will be created and it is exciting to see volunteer groups getting involved ahead of the event.
"The Brisbane sign will be a memorable representation of the diversity of our people and the role that Brisbane's cultural, arts and not for profit associations' play in our community."
Mr Newman said the sign would be displayed alongside the Brisbane River in the lead up to and during the G20 Cultural Celebrations from October 24 to November 16.