A partnership between the Andrews Labor Government, Arts Assist and Southern Rural Water has turned a disused historical concrete water tower into an engaging exhibition of art in the Werribee CBD.

Thanks to funding of $146,055 from the Labor Government provided in 2018, a giant mural has been painted on the surface of the tower.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas joined local artist Hayden Dewar and Arts Assist today to acknowledge the marvellous artwork that celebrates the heritage and local significance of the water tower for Wyndham.

The water tower dates back to 1913 and played an important role in the growth of the local township. The theme of the artwork highlights that significance to the development of Werribee and surrounds.

Situated at the gateway to the Werribee CBD, the tower has great public visibility and is now a drawcard for tourists and a celebrated work of art.

This community art project contributes to the image of Wyndham as a great place to live, work and visit, increasing tourism to Werribee and has the potential for recognition alongside the widely celebrated large-scale art works featured on silos and open-air galleries.

The initiative was funded from the Community Support Fund that supports 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 artwork completed by Hayden Dewar and Arts Assist, have made it a tourist landmark that locals can be even more proud of.”

“Congratulations to the project management team and to Hayden for sharing his talents with the local community by creating the mural for all to enjoy.”