ON THE MOVE: The Big Prawn was lifted by two cranes.
ON THE MOVE: The Big Prawn was lifted by two cranes.

Prawn gets a lift

TWO giant cranes towered over Ballina's Big Prawn this week, sparking concerns about the future of the giant crustacean.

The good news is that the prawn is safe - it was only being moved up three metres.

"The prawn is being raised three metres higher in the air, ready for its new supporting columns," said Bunnings' chief operating officer Peter Davis.

The prawn was moved to the edge of the new Bunnings site on the Pacific Highway in September last year.

It was slated for demolition in 2009 but a wave of community opposition saw Bunnings announce its intentions to give the beloved icon a much-needed makeover.

The construction of the new warehouse is on track to be completed in August.


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