The design took inspiration from native and cultural influences of Wollongong to create a stunning feature item in the main void that complemented the striking architecture of the centre. Wollongong has emerged as a bustling modern city with iconic steel manufacturing heritage. The design reflects this in its exploration of materiality reimagining traditional Christmas icons in new contemporary forms. The iIlawara flame tree is a native feature of the Wollongong area. Its brilliant red flowers have been abstracted in patterns on the display to add a contemporary twist to traditional Christmas colours and patterns.