Mu­ral boost for Scouts

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - STREET WATCH -

A FANCIFUL tree­house is the high­light of an eye-catch­ing mu­ral that has been painted on the front of the Scouts build­ing in Lath­lain.

The project was a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Town of Vic­to­ria Park, Lath­lain Scouts and Girl Guides, and artist Daek Williams.

Mr Williams pre­pared three con­cepts for re­view, based on the Town’s brief for the mu­ral to be colour­ful and com­mu­nity-friendly.

“The whim­si­cal tree­house is sym­bolic, it’s about let­ting kids be kids, al­low­ing them to have fun,” he said. “Life is an ad­ven­ture and imag­i­na­tion is the key to be­ing a kid and do­ing great things.”

Town Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver said the mu­ral was fun and cer­tainly cap­tured at­ten­tion when walk­ing past the build­ing.

“Daek Williams is very tal­ented and his work has cer­tainly trans­formed the Scouts build­ing,” he said.

“The con­cept clearly aligns d470018 with the Scouts and Girl Guides prin­ci­ples of pro­vid­ing a wide range of con­struc­tive and chal­leng­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for ad­ven­ture and ex­plo­ration, both in­doors and out­doors.”

The mu­ral is part of the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the Scouts build­ing and grounds, which form Zone 8 in the Town’s $70 mil­lion Lath­lain Precinct Re­de­vel­op­ment Project.

To keep up-to-date with the project, visit www.lath­lain precinct.com.au.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Jo Addy, An­drew Ra­pos and Elias Addy tak­ing on Keira McMa­hon, Sofia Addy and Vic­to­ria Park Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver in front of the mu­ral.

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