Two red cedar tree trunks, donated by Kempsey Shire Council, are being used to create a large bench seat for the eastern headland at Horseshoe Bay.
The South West Rocks Arts Council has been working closely with council on the project since last year.
“The trees were removed from the intersection of Belgrave and Johns Streets in Kempsey as the roots were starting to lift up the footpaths in the area,” said council’s co-ordinator of civic services, Steve Pellen.
“Council replaced them with native frangipani trees and relocated the old trunks to Council’s depot before they were milled and donated to the Arts Council.”
Joan Crisp, secretary of the Arts Council, said the group were thrilled with the donation and have since engaged Wauchope artist and sculptor Stephen Killick to construct the seat.
Ms Crisp said the seat will be shaped into a boat to reflect the importance of the Macleay River and South West Rock’s maritime history.
It is expected that the seat will be installed by Easter 2017.