City of Canning council approves developer-funded art for Leach Highway

An artist’s impression of the fence art on Leach Highway.
An artist’s impression of the fence art on Leach Highway.

AN aged-care village fence is set to brighten up a section of the Leach Highway after the City of Canning approved public artwork to act as a boundary fence.

Rossmoyne Waters Adventist Residential Care Retirement Village, on the corner of Webb St and Leach Highway, will benefit from the artwork ,which will act as a boundary fence along the site’s highway side.

The artwork Australis reflects on the Noongar people’s connection to the bushland and features leaf-shaped lighting, a wetland with water ripple design and a dragonfly which represents local fauna.

City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng said the artwork was a beautiful way to capture the traditional owners’ connection to the land.

“The work blends in seamlessly with the City’s commitment to being a more vibrant place, to pushing the boundaries and thinking how we can incorporate art into things we see and use and benefit from every day, like lights or seating, or fencing,” he said.

The public art is the second developer-funded public art to be approved via the City’s Local Planning Policy for developer-funded public art.