Popular maze cost $7000 a day

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
Aussie Maze.
Camera IconAussie Maze. Credit: Laurie Benson/Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

A one-week pop-up maze at Middleton Beach on Australia Day cost $55,000.

Figures released by the City of Albany this month revealed the structure cost more than $7000 a day.

That money was provided by Lotterywest, Healthway, Rio Tinto, LandCorp and Southern Ports.

The Australian-themed maze near the foreshore included a quiz and animal search, and several different Australian themes.

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Albany Advertiser readers online praised the installation when it opened and more than 6200 people are said to have visited the maze.

Some 12,000 people are estimated to have visited Middleton Beach during the week-long festival.

City of Albany executive director of community services Susan Kay said Australia Day events had been well received.

“The maze proved very popular despite several days of inclement weather,” she said.

“Holding events like this festival is important as they not only bring a range of benefits for our community, they (also) engage people from across the region who otherwise may not be able to access activities like these.”

Update: A previous version of this story claimed the instalment used City money. That was incorrect. The maze was joint funded by Lotterywest, Healthway, Rio Tinto, LandCorp and Southern Ports.

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