Artist Peter Ryan splashes colourful flora and fauna on Morley water drain

Artist Peter Ryan, Christie Atkinson from DBCA, Simon Millman Mt Lawley MLA and Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull.
Artist Peter Ryan, Christie Atkinson from DBCA, Simon Millman Mt Lawley MLA and Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull.

A WATER drain painted with WA’s floral and fauna is the latest addition to the growing Morley mural scene.

Last week, artist Peter Ryan finished transforming Water Corporation’s Jakobsons Way drain at 219-221 Walter Road into an artwork that celebrated the connection between the local environment, flora and fauna.

Ryan’s work was part of the Splash of Colour program.

The City of Bayswater, the Water Corporation and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions worked together to plant native sedges, rushes and grass trees to provide a habitat for wildlife and improve water quality of the drain.

New lighting and fencing was also installed to improve safety.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said the projects brought new life to the Morley and wider community.

Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman said it was fantastic to see “eyesores” turning into attractive and sustainable pockets that promoted biodiversity.