KEITH Urban will be called on to help create a tribute to his music and career in Caboolture.
At Friday's launch of the 2013 Urban Country Music Festival, Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland announced the council would place a statue of the Caboolture-raised star in the Town Square, The Courier-Mail reports.
Councillor Greg Chippendale (Div 3) has already met with Urban fan and FM 101.5 country music radio show host Tracy Robinson, who has been pushing for Caboolture to honour Urban as Redcliffe has done for the Bee Gees.
Cr Chippendale said it had to be classy, not tacky, and it was vital to have Urban's participation in the project and his endorsement of the final product.
But he said it was important the community also had input and he envisaged setting up a reference group to facilitate it.
Mrs Robinson said she was stunned when she heard the news on Friday.
"I couldn't believe it. It's very exciting,'' she said.
But, despite her enthusiasm, she said the community needed to be patient.
"Obviously it's not an overnight thing,'' she said.
"We want to do it right.''
Cr Chippendale said the council would draw on its experience with the $500,000 Bee Gees Way project but, even with that knowledge, the Urban tribute would still take considerable time.
Mrs Robinson suggested the tribute include some sort of interactive experience that allowed people to tell of their connections to Urban.
She said it was ``100per cent important'' for Urban to be involved in the design and to have him open the tribute.
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