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Council Responds to Community Backlash Over Laneway Art.


Council has published a statement on their Facebook page regarding the laneway mural between Station Street and Comben Drive in Werribee that has created community backlash.

Council said that The objective of the new laneway mural in Station Place, Werribee was to transform the laneway into a vibrant and colourful space.

The concept of flowers fusing local flora and fauna was designed to reflect the diverse and culturally rich background of the people of Wyndham, paying respect to the traditional owners of the land and welcoming new community.

The flowers were also intended to subtly reflect themes of accepting gender and sexual diversity.

These themes, however, are represented more strongly in the delivered artwork than had been intended. Council will ensure changes are made to the mural to address the adult themes and community concern.