Pi­o­neer Park toi­lets set to be bright­ened up

Myrtleford Times - - News -

ALPINE Shire Coun­cil has com­mit­ted to giv­ing the dull toi­let block at Pi­o­neer Park a lively makeover to fit in with the new Alpine Events Cen­tre which is ex­pected to be fin­ished next month.

It will be part of a youth art project with coun­cil seek­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from young peo­ple aged 13-18 to work with pro­fes­sional street artist AJ Tan to de­sign and in­stall a mu­ral com­ple­men­tary to the sur­round­ing area.

Alpine Shire Coun­cil man­ager eco­nomic and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment Elaine Bur­ridge said the project is a great op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple to use their in­ter­est in art for a pos­i­tive com­mu­nity out­come.

“This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to work along­side a pro­fes­sional artist and learn street art tech­niques,” she said.

“Pre­vi­ous projects in Myrtle­ford and Pore­punkah have re­sulted in in­cred­i­ble art­works which brighten the area and cre­ate a unique as­set for their town.”

The project is due to be de­liv­ered in the Septem­ber school hol­i­days.

In­ter­ested com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion on site to dis­cuss the mu­ral con­cept for the project on Mon­day, Au­gust 13 at 4pm.

Last month it was also an­nounced that youth in Mt Beauty will cre­ate a mu­ral for the town’s skate park and sports precinct with fund­ing from the state govern­ment’s graf­fiti pre­ven­tion pro­gram.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to ex­press your in­ter­est in tak­ing part in the Pi­o­neer Park mu­ral project, con­tact coun­cil via email at info@ alpineshire.vic.gov.au, or by call­ing (03) 5755 0555.

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