High praise for tower of artistic power

Werribee MP Tim Pallas with members of the Wyndham Arts Alliance. Picture: contributed

By Charlene Macaulay

Werribee’s iconic water tower will be transformed into a giant artwork.

The 18.5 metre heritage water tower at Southern Rural Water headquarters, on the corner of Tower Road and the Princes Highway, will be turned into a large mural after receiving a $146,055 grant through the state government’s Community Support Fund.

The grant comes shortly after Wyndham-based not-for-profit charity group Arts Assist unsuccessfully applied for funding through the state government’s recent Pick My Project grants program.

The concrete water tower, which was built in 1913, will be painted with a mural highlighting the historical significance of the water tower to the community.

Werribee MP Tim Pallas said the water tower was highly visible and was a gateway to Werribee’s CBD.

“The Werribee 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,” Mr Pallas said.

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