Enlighten for equity brought together creativity and education through a youth-based project, working with primary and high school students from schools across Wagga Wagga.

For the second stage of the Enlighten for Equity project, design and technology students from five Wagga Wagga high schools created designs and 3D mock-ups using the concepts and ideas from the primary school student’s posters designed in stage 1. These designs and mock ups were then manufactured into interactive installation pieces for placement at Council’s re-developed Riverside precinct.

Council’s recreation staff have then transferred those high school designs into engineering construction design plans and the oversight of the manufactured pieces in readiness for placement as an Equity walk at the finished Riverside open space precinct.

The five sculptures create an equity walk within the Wagga Beach Riverside Precinct, starting near the entrance to the main carpark and winding along the pathways to the new regionally significant playground and through the open spaces.

The Enlighten pieces and their placement in the Riverside precinct is for the community to enjoy and reflect upon for years to come.