Homeless push takes symbol start
THE campaign to help the Tweed's homeless has taken a symbolic step forward, with the design of a logo by a Kingscliff TAFE student.
With only 10 days to work with, Rosalind Powell created a sign for the 'Square One' project she hopes will show the Tweed community's willingness to band together and put a shelter over the region's homeless.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest's campaign to turn Bay Street's Whitehall Lodge into a support centre for the disadvantaged has drawn some criticism from nearby Tweed CBD businesses, but he says it is supported by the majority of the community.
Ms Powell's design now adorns the front of Mr Provest's business plan for the centre.
The logo could be rolled out across the state if the plan proves a success.
Ms Powell, a diploma of graphic design student, was said it felt good to see her logo being used.
“It is such a good cause and for me to have that as my first 'real' job is exhilarating,” she said.
Ms Powell drew 30 or 40 ideas before choosing four she liked. She took her favourite to Mr Provest and was glad when he liked it too.
The design features a parallelogram on top of a sliced rectangle. The end product looks like a shed and the number one.
Mr Provest said yesterday there was funding available for the “desperately needed” homeless centre and next month the NSW Housing Minister would personally visit the site.
Mr Provest the centre would help people get their lives back on track.