Geraldton locals and tourists won’t have to wait much longer until a popular piece of artwork adorning the foreshore is again on the horizon. The artwork Horizon will roll back into place along the Beresford Foreshore before the end of the year. It is set to arrive in Geraldton next month from Thailand, but installation will take some time after that. The original Horizon ball exploded during hot weather last December, but the structure had been weakened by repeated vandalism attacks. The council voted to replace the beloved artwork earlier this year and install CCTV to monitor the area. “Horizon was a fantastic drawcard for visitors and greatly enjoyed by locals,” Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said. “At dusk on any given evening, there would be an array of people drawn to the Beresford Foreshore to snap a photo and enjoy this unique feature of Geraldton. “We look forward to the return of Horizon and the addition of the CCTV to the area, which will not only enhance public safety but also discourage vandalism.” The piece and its replacement is from award-winning artist Lucy Humphrey. The new Horizon will be the same dimensions as the original, but will be twice the thickness of its predecessor and has been built using a more advanced molding technique to strengthen its resilience against the weather and human interference. A council spokesperson said the budget for the replacement and installation was $123,000, which was covered by insurance. The only out-of-pocket expense was the $10,000 excess. The initial plan was to have one CCTV camera at the Horizon location, which had been budgeted for at $30,000. But last month, councillors voted for the City to investigate an expanded CCTV network along the Beresford Foreshore, which is currently in progress. The push for CCTV in this location, which currently has no cameras, came after a series of indecent attacks against women walking along the Chapman Road foreshore.