Coolbellup’s water towers to get murals after Water Corp backs City of Cockburn plan

Councillor Stephen Pratt with Mayor Logan at the Water Towers which will get a mural makeover. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au   d482687
Councillor Stephen Pratt with Mayor Logan at the Water Towers which will get a mural makeover. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d482687

COOLBELLUP’S twin water towers are set for a makeover after the Water Corporation accepted the City of Cockburn’s proposal for large scale murals to be painted on them as part of the Coolbellup Water Towers Community Art Proposal.

Last month Water Corporation Asset Investment Planning Metro head David Hughes-Owen, accepted the City’s Proposal, subject to all operational, health, safety and environmental requirements being met.

“We look forward to seeing what this proposal can bring to the Cockburn community,” Mr Hughes-Owen said in the letter.

Residents are invited to attend a community information session about the project on May 29 to share ideas which will help guide an artwork brief for the landmark project.

Mayor Logan Howlett said the water towers were iconic structures that could be seen for miles.

“Councillor Stephen Pratt brought the opportunity to Council for the ‘Cooby’ Water Towers to have murals painted on them, thus moving away from the stark concrete structures that have stood there from circa 1965,” he said.

“The water tanks are a wonderful canvas that, when complete, will be a significant cultural asset to our community, and a unique addition to the many public artworks that already make Cockburn visually engaging and memorable.”

The murals’ completion will be coordinated by internationally recognised West Australian cultural organisation FORM WA.

As part of the project the City is appealing for community members to take photos of the tanks as they see them in their daily life and send them to https://comment.cockburn.wa.gov.au/ where a selection will be posted.

Residents are also asked to provide their thoughts about the project until June 29.

The tanks were constructed in 1966 and store around 5700 litres of water.

When the water in the tanks reaches a certain level they are automatically refilled from the Hamilton Hill reservoir, which stores around 116,000 litres of water

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Coolbellup water towers community art project information

WHEN: 6-8pm, Tuesday May 29

WHERE: Coolbellup Community Hub, 90 Cordelia Avenue, Coolbellup

INFORMATION: Phone 9411 3444 or email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au