Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA, Minister For Water; Forestry; Youth, Media Release, 9 July 2021
- Four water and wastewater assets have been painted in Yanchep and Mandurah as part of Water Corporation’s Splash of Colour Program
- Artwork designed by WA artists with input from local primary school students
- Fifty-five water and wastewater assets have been transformed since 2017
Water Minister Dave Kelly today celebrated the work of local artists who have brightened three electrical cabinets and a wastewater pump station in Yanchep and Mandurah as part of Water Corporation’s Splash of Colour Program.
Mandurah artist Elli Moody and Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan were enlisted to transform each asset into colourful artwork which reflects the importance of water to local communities and ecosystems.
The four unique and eye-catching designs were created with help from students at Mandurah’s Dudley Park Primary School and Yanchep Beach Primary School, who participated in workshops to inspire the final designs and learnt how important it is to look after the environment and save water.
Each mural reflects life in the beachside suburbs, with the Mandurah artwork showcasing canals and beach shacks, while the Yanchep design features illustrations of animals found at a nearby golf course.
The Mandurah electrical cabinets are within Rotary Park and along the canal at Darwin Terrace. The Yanchep locations include an electrical cabinet on Foreshore Vista and a large wastewater pump station on St Andrews Drive.
The McGowan Government, through Water Corporation, has supported the Splash of Colour Program since 2017. Fifty-five assets across Western Australia have been painted as part of the program.
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
“It’s great to see the transformation of these assets having such a powerful impact on those involved in the project and those who are able to enjoy the colourful artwork as they pass by.
“I commend both artists for their fantastic work in not only reflecting the local communities’ connection to water, but also reminding us all of the importance of water to our communities and surrounding environment.
“The McGowan Government, through Water Corporation, is committed to enhancing the vibrancy and liveability of communities through the Splash of Colour program, and I look forward to seeing more assets transformed in future.”
Comments attributed to Butler MLA John Quigley:
“Local kids can be proud their designs and artwork will be on display for all of us to admire for years to come.
“The students have done a fantastic job capturing the essence of Yanchep and what would otherwise be rather dull Water Corp assets are now beautiful colourful murals to our beachside paradise.”
Comments attributed to Mandurah MLA David Templeman:
“Congratulations to artist Elli Moody and the students from Dudley Park Primary School for their work as part of the Splash of Colour Program.
“Such programs help to highlight the vibrancy and skill of our artistic community as well as involve local children in these artworks.
“It also demonstrates that vibrant, public art works can add vibrancy and amenity to local areas using public utilities as the canvas.”
To find out more visit https://www.watercorporation.com.au/About-us/In-the-community/Splash-of-Colour, or follow the artwork trail on social media using #splashofcolourwa.