North Dandalup Community Group partners with Alcoa, Shire of Murray and Doral to hire artist for town project

North Dandalup Community Group has been hard at work petitioning to fund a project that they hope could be "history-making".

TOGETHER: North Dandalup Community Group has worked hard to secure funding. Photo: Supplied

TOGETHER: North Dandalup Community Group has worked hard to secure funding. Photo: Supplied

The project will focus on transforming the grey, unused water tower that sits in the centre of North Dandalup into an art piece that will become a memorable, road-trip landmark for many years to come.

After months of grant applications and hard work, the North Dandalup group has secured funding and support from the Shire of Murray, Alcoa and Doral.

"North Dandalup has been a sleepy town nestled amongst the Eucalypts and quickly passed on South West highway for long enough, it is time for a change," group member Sheree Chapman said.

The group has enlisted the talents of Perth artist Brenton See to design the mural that will encompass the water tower. Mr See has experience in designing large-scale murals across Western Australia and other states, including having previously designed the mural for a silo in Newdegate.

AT WORK: Artist Brenton See working on a previous mural. Photo: Frances Andrijich

AT WORK: Artist Brenton See working on a previous mural. Photo: Frances Andrijich

The townsite will become what it was always meant to be - a beautiful town to be marvelled at and enjoyed.

Sheree Chapman

Ms Chapman said the focal point of the mural would be the local wildlife, flora and fauna that make North Dandalup such a special community to belong to.

"We expect our water tank to become one of the beautiful wonders along the South West Highway. Something that people will travel to, to marvel at, take pictures of and share across all social media platforms," she said.

Once this project is complete, the North Dandalup Community Group has planned to pursue an array of similar projects that will continue to enhance and transform the area.

"We are so proud to start this project," Ms Chapman said. "The townsite will become what it was always meant to be - a beautiful town to be marvelled at and enjoyed."