Celebrating Eastern Park’s New Green Shed Mural

Published on 19 January 2018

Baw Baw Shire Council has today officially celebrated the completion of the Green Shed Mural Project at Warragul’s Eastern Park.

The project was made possible by a $22,599 Graffiti Prevention Grant from the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice and Regulation aimed to develop and deliver projects that help prevent local graffiti and vandalism.

Visit Council's Facebook page to view a short documentary about the project.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci was joined by Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP to officiate the completion of the project.

Also in attendance was Director Community Assets Cohen Van der Velde, representatives from Warragul Police, representatives from the Department of Justice and Regulation, Council Officers and the many talented local young artists who were involved in painting the mural.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci said it was a mix of collaboration, commitment and creativity that has transformed a former eyesore to a work of art.

“We are proud to be here today to deliver an innovative project aimed at preventing graffiti and making Eastern Park a safer place. It takes a real team effort to make something like this happen and we’re grateful to the Victorian Government for their funding and project support”, said the Mayor.

“Eastern Park has always been a go-to for our community whether to kick a footy or hit a cricket ball, go for walk, watch the kids have a play or to grow some vegetable in the Community Garden.

“It’s no secret the Green Shed, pre-makeover, was looking a bit tired and unfortunately was a target for regular graffiti and vandalism. Through the funding we have received, we have given the shed a new lease on life and helped educate and empower our community.

“Together with the Warragul Theatre Group (who use the shed for storage and as a working space) we have transformed this former eyesore into something we can all be really proud of.”

The Mayor also made a special mention to artist Dan Wenn from 90 Degrees who designed the mural, thanking him for his contribution and leadership in bringing the mural to life.

Eastern Park's Green Shed Mural

Image: Eastern Park's Green Shed Mural. 

Council Officer Alana Ravenhorst, Warragul Police Inspector Alison Crombie, Senior Sergeant Duncan Bartley, Cr Jessica O'Donnell, Harriet Shing MP, Mayor Cr Joe Gauci, Council Chief Information Officer Martin Hopley and Director Community Assets Cohen Van der Velde

Image: (Left to right) Council Officer Alana Ravenhorst, Warragul Police Inspector Alison Crombie, Senior Sergeant Duncan Bartley, Cr Jessica O'Donnell, Harriet Shing MP, Mayor Cr Joe Gauci, Council Chief Information Officer Martin Hopley and Director Community Assets Cohen Van der Velde.  

The Green Shed before the transformation

Image: The Green Shed before the transformation.