Paraburdoo mural sends a safety message

Alicia PereraThe West Australian

A tired grey wall outside the Paraburdoo police station has been transformed into a colourful mural promoting a road safety message, thanks to the creative efforts of local schoolchildren.

A group of Paraburdoo Primary School students spent 12 weeks painting the bright artwork on a formerly bland outer wall of the Paraburdoo police station which faces the main street, after winning a school design competition earlier this year.

Paraburdoo police officer-in-charge Sergeant Kevin Taylor said the mural was an innovative way to decorate part of the station, which had once been an eyesore, with a one-of-a-kind design.

“It’s great that the students have created what they believe is a relevant and meaningful message for us all to consider as we go about our daily tasks,” he said.

Sgt Taylor said working on the project with local students had been a highlight of the year for police.

The students also worked with Rio Tinto, Sodexo and the Shire of Ashburton Tidy Towns Committee on the mural project.

The artwork formed part of Paraburdoo’s Tidy Towns competition entry this year.

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