Water Corporation brushes aside artwork idea for Yanchep water tanks

Water Corporation says it won't allow artwork on assets such as Yanchep's water tanks. d432411
Water Corporation says it won't allow artwork on assets such as Yanchep's water tanks. d432411

ARTWORK on water tanks located in southern Yanchep is not an option, according to the State water utility.
At the last Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association (TRYRA) meeting, a member suggested getting eye-catching street art painted onto the water tanks located east of Marmion Avenue in Yanchep.
“We’ve got four beautiful water tanks up on the top of the hill there,” Franz Tuller said.
“Let’s put some positive artwork up there. It can help promote Yanchep.”
Responding to questions from the Times, Water Corporation’s Perth regional manager Mike Andrews said the utility had not yet received the request from TRYRA, but would not allow painting on it.
“Water Corporation adheres to State Government policy on graffiti prevention and the defacement of State-owned assets,” he said.
“We do not allow the painting or alteration of our assets, which may also impose additional operational and maintenance costs.”
Mr Andrews said the utility installed security fences around the tanks last year, and since then there had been one incident of graffiti.
“The total cost to repair the fence and remove the graffiti was $260,” he said.
“We ask customers to report any suspicious activity near our assets to the police on 131 444 and us on 13 13 75.”
Mr Andrews said the tanks would stay in place until they connected Yanchep to the integrated water supply scheme, which services most of Perth, in 2020.