Impressive Regional Landmark
Constructed to celebrate Fairfield City's rich and colourful cultural heritage, Australia's largest Kugel Ball is a tribute to the more than 107,000 people living in the local government area who were born overseas and its’ residents from more than 104 nations.
The Kugel Ball, known as "the People's Globe", is a showcase landmark located in the heart of Fairfield City at the main entrance to the Fairfield Showground. The 1.6 metre diameter sphere, positioned on a water basin allowing visitors to rotate it by hand, is engraved with the world map. In addition, a wall of ceramic tiles representing the countries of origin of Fairfield City's residents and bronze inlay plaques pointing out the direction and distance of those countries celebrates the rich heritage of their citizens. The People’s Globe was officially opened by the Fairfield City Mayor, Frank Carbone, together with the walking path, featuring pavers purchased by local families and businesses detailing their connection to Fairfield.
To complement the People’s Globe itself, granite paving and bronze inlay plaques, signage and bollards together with associated landscaping works were undertaken on the site located within the Fairfield Showground. Additionally, the 12m flag pole and Australian Flag, the lighting component for the Kugel Ball and the wall sign bearing country flags were installed.
This new landmark is very impressive and we recommend you take a look!