To the Singleton Community the Sundial represents its bicentennial celebrations; it was the major feature of the Bicentennial Riverside Park Project. The sundial formed a gateway to the Hunter River, picnic areas and recreational and sporting facilities also developed in the 1988 Bicentennial project.
Construction of the Sundial was financed by Lemington Coal Mine, a State Bicentennial Grant and generous contributions from mining, industry and community groups within and around Singleton. It stands as a visible link between the old and the new - an ancient method of time telling set in the midst of the new development in Singleton.
Monolithic Sundial weighing 30 tonnes, set near the Hunter River, is the gateway to the largest sporting area in the region.