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.
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“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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