Bayside Council unveils new logo

A sailing boat above water has been chosen as the new Bayside Council logo.

Earlier this year the council launched the competition to find a new logo with residents able to submit their designs.

Mascot resident Ray Kurniawan was announced as the winner during the council meeting on Wednesday night.

Administrator Greg Wright presented Mr Kurniawan with his $2000 prize.

“The selection of the logo to represent Bayside Council into the future was a difficult one,’’ he said.

‘’Not only does the design have to reflect the vision of Bayside it needs to work graphically on all council’s signage.

‘’I think we all agree the new logo represents everything Council stands for and I would like to congratulate Ray.’’

Mr Kurniawan works as a business analysis with the NSW Police Force but dabbles in design as a hobby.

“The idea to use the boat came from the idea that to move forward in a boat everyone has to row together,’’ he said.

‘’Bayside is a new community and to move forward everyone needs to work together.”

Bayside Council received 78 logo designs from 40 individuals as part of the competition with over 1900 people voting in the People’s Choice Award.

Farady Richmond won the Junior Award for a beautifully hand drawn logo of a sunset over Botany Bay.

Helen Wang, a first year design student, won the Youth Award.