Iconic Fountain Revival
The Tunks Fountain in St Leonards Park, adjacent to the ANZAC war memorial, has been brought to life following a recent repair and upgrade. The fountain, made from Sicilian marble, was erected in 1885 to commemorate William Tunks who was the first Mayor of St Leonards between 1867-1883 and father of public parks in North Sydney.
Improvement works included the repair of cracks and repainting of the base bowl. In addition, a new pump, filtration system, waterproofing, extensive plumbing works and electrical cabling were installed.
This fountain renovation is an impressive point of interest in St Leonards Park and is part of Stage 2 - Tunks Way Improvements of the St Leonards Park Landscape Master Plan works, which follows our upgrade of the award-winning St Leonards Park Forecourt.