A disused concrete water tower in Werribee that dates back to 1913 will be given a new life as part of a Wyndham community arts project, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

The project will receive $146,055 under the Labor Government’s Community Support Fund.

This will allow the 105-year-old water tower on Tower Road at Werribee to be transformed into a giant artwork by painting a mural on the tower.

The theme of the artwork will highlight the historical significance of the water tower to the local community and to its development of Werribee and surrounds.

The water tower is highly visible and acts as a gateway to Wyndham city, giving it the potential to become a significant artistic and tourist landmark.

This community art project will contribute to the image of Wyndham as a great place to live, work and visit, increasing tourism to Werribee and potentially becoming part of a water tower art trail throughout Wyndham.

Funds from the Community Support Fund support a range of programs, which in turn support a wide variety of projects in the community.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“The water tower is well known to everyone in Werribee and this exciting project will make it something that locals can be even more proud of, celebrating Werribee’s history and its development.”

“This project will give new life to a local landmark and highlight everything that makes Werribee a great place to live.”