Painted power poles give pop of colour

A community group and volunteers have painted power poles on Scarborough Beach Road in Doubleview. Photo: David Baylis
A community group and volunteers have painted power poles on Scarborough Beach Road in Doubleview. Photo: David Baylis

DOUBLEVIEW has been given a pop of colour as volunteers helped paint power poles along Scarborough Beach Road this month.

The initiative by community group The Bend in the Road called on locals to help paint 69 poles between St Brigids Terrace and Duke Street in an array of vibrant colours.

More than 75 people grabbed a paintbrush on November 2 and 3, but efforts were hampered by rain so a final shift is scheduled for November 23.

Volunteers painting power poles on Scarborough Beach Road in Doubleview.

The City of Stirling gave approval for the colourful project, which it noted was the first of its kind.

Chairman David Wray said the group’s focus was to improve the area through place activation.

Some of the finished poles on Scarborough Beach Road. Photo: David Baylis

“People have commented that the excellent double views of city and ocean are blighted by ugly power poles, so we thought let’s turn that into a strength and actually use it to define the location,” he said.

Register here to paint on November 23 or email bend@thebend.net.

More news

Clamping concern at Perth carpark

Perth pets preparing for arrival of Santa Paws

New nippers program making waves