Cowie’s Hill Water Tower has gone from functional to funky with colourful designs projected onto the facility’s blank walls that dominate the skyline between Sayers and Leakes Road, Tarneit.
The lighting installation, rolled out with $150,000 from the State Government’s Suburban Revitalisation Program, was launched by Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly and Wyndham City Mayor Cr Peter Maynard today.
Ms Connolly MP said the State Government’s Tarneit Revitalisation Program aimed to create vibrant and active spaces for the community to enjoy.
“In this instance we’ve taken a cherished landmark and given it new life, making it a creative centrepiece in the northern end of the City that can be seen across Tarneit.”
Cr Maynard said the water tower would project a unique moving art piece created specifically for the water tower throughout the year. The piece celebrates the tower by exploring the movement of water and the function of the water tower.
“We were pleased with the community consultation that supported the project, there were a variety of suggestions for the projections such as showcasing indigenous creation stories and days of public significance,” he said.
Councillor Marcel Mahfoud, Council’s Creative City portfolio holder said: “This is the second water tower in our City to be converted into an imaginative space, the first being in Werribee which was also well received by the community.”
“We’re pleased to be part of this large-scale public art project that’s delivered in partnership with the Tarneit Revitalisation Board, Greater Western Water and Melbourne Water and the Tarneit Revitalisation Program.”
The water tower, owned by Greater Western Water, remains operational. It sits in a residential area on the corner of Annaliese Street and Pauline Way on a low lava hill, the land owned by Melbourne Water.
The Tarneit Revitalisation Program champions projects to create a Tarneit that is cherished by locals for its active public spaces, a vibrant civic heart and expanding business ecosystem.
A new community garden at Penrose Community Centre, park revitalisations and the development of a business association are just some of the projects being delivered with funding from the Victorian Government. Find out more here: suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au/suburban-revitalisation/tarneit