Mural brightens up Onslow police station
The foyer of Onslow Police Station is looking a lot more colourful this month thanks to a community project that has transformed its drab main wall into a bright mural depicting part of the local landscape.
Artist Acacia Collard and about 10 local children teamed up with police and V Swans to paint the mural, which depicts the islands off the coast of Onslow in an Aboriginal dot painting design, during the course of a week earlier this month.
Onslow police officer-in-charge Sergeant Cindy Morgan said the mural had drawn a lot of positive feedback from community members.
“Everyone really likes it and the difference it’s made to the station. It has really brightened up the place and become a talking point,” she said.
“It’s just prompting that conversation, showing that we’re trying to do community engagement and getting people to see we’re not all about reaction in terms of crime, we are also a part of the community.”
Sgt Morgan said officers hoped the mural would help local children see police in a different, more friendly light.
The project involved primary and high school-aged children from Onslow Primary School.
Sgt Morgan said officers’ next project idea was for local children to help paint an area inside the Onslow courthouse.
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