Ballina’s Big Prawn gets a shuffle on

Ballina's Big PrawnSince it’s construction in the late 1980’s Ballina’s Big Prawn has been an iconic image for Ballina and has attracted many a photographic opportunity over the years.

Several years ago the Big Prawn faced an uncertain future and there were talks of demolition, that was until Bunnings secured the site and announced they would retain the iconic structure and refurbish it back to it’s original grandeur.

So famed is our Big Prawn it made global news a couple of years ago during the fight to save it from certain removal. “Prawnie”, as its sometimes referred to, appeared in television talk shows such as David Letterman across the world!

Construction of the new mega Bunnings store is well underway and on Monday “Prawnie” was relocated yet again on the site with the help from some fairly large cranes.

In it’s latest location “Prawnie” is destined to serve as a photo opportunity for travellers for years to come.

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