Community colours to be reflected in new walkway art | Video

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A multitude of colours that reflect Mandurah's vibrancy and stories will be turned into public artwork as part of the Colours of Mandurah walkway project.

The footpath connecting Mandjar Square to the Mandurah Ocean Marina, between Ormsby Terrace and Keith Holmes Reserve, will be painted bright colours to increase foot traffic in the area.

The community is invited to get involved in the colour choices by sharing pictures to the City of Mandurah Facebook page that reflect the vibrancy of Mandurah's people, places and spaces.

These pictures will inspire the colours to be included in the walkway.

Inspired by the Color Factory's Manhattan Color Walk, the Colours of Mandurah footpath will feature 125 different coloured stripes (repeated once for 250 stripes in total), raising awareness for locals and visitors of the close proximity of the world-class Marina to the City Centre precinct.

Deputy mayor Caroline Knight said the new walkway art would add vibrancy to the area and entice people to explore more of what Mandurah has to offer.

"The Colours of Mandurah project is just one idea that we're trialling to encourage locals and visitors to linger longer in the City Centre," Councillor Knight said.

"We're also testing new ideas including extended spaces for alfresco dining, revamping our existing policies for street performers, and creating a number of smaller activations in the City Centre over the summer season.

"We also have our bigger and better Christmas Lights Trail hitting the foreshore and City Centre soon, and of course the exciting Waterfront Redevelopment works are well underway.

"All of this aims to increase vibrancy in our spaces and provide people with even more choices for outstanding dining, leisure, shopping and recreation."

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The community can put forward their colour ideas and post pictures via the City's Facebook page until Wednesday, November 18 - don't forget to use the #coloursofmandurah hashtag.

There are great prizes on offer including three $150 local business vouchers, a VIP Christmas experience, and inclusion in the Colours of Mandurah Colour Guide.

Included in the colour palette are colours from Mandurah's existing brand, shaped by the stories of Mandurah, which inspired a suite of almost 80 colours.

Partly funded by the RAC's Reconnect WA grant, the Colours of Mandurah walkway will be installed in the coming weeks and will stay for around six to 12 months.