18 April 2008
The life's work of wildlife warrior Steve Irwin was further recognised today, with the unveiling of an entry statement to the Sunshine Coast road named in his honour.
Terri was joined by Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt and Member for Glasshouse, Carolyn Male, in officially commissioning the southern entry display sign to Steve Irwin Way.
Designed and created by Australia Zoo’s on site artist, Cameron, the 3.8 metre sign depicts Steve Irwin in a familiar pose, feeding one of his beloved crocodiles, with the Glasshouse Mountains in the background.
With Robert and Bindi by her side, Terri told guests how proud she was to see Steve’s legacy continue.
“Steve was a wildlife warrior in every sense of the term. He brought wildlife conservation right into people’s living rooms, and inspired the world to take action and fight for wildlife and their habitat,” she said.
In September 2006, it was announced (by former Premier) that Glasshouse Mountains Tourist Route was to be renamed Steve Irwin Way.
Since then, Australia Zoo has worked closely with Main Roads and local government to design this formal entry statement.
Guests of the unveiling described the entry statement as a fitting portrayal of Steve; a great father, husbands and Wildlife Warrior.
Later this year, a matching statement will be installed at the northern end of Steve Irwin Way ensuring that all visitors passing by are aware of the roads great significance.
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