Sunbury's colourful history on display

A new mural highlighting the wonderful history of Sunbury was unveiled on O’Shanassy Street last week.
The mural is set along the fence line of a usually bare block of land, adding a pop of colour to the popular strip.
Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said the mural showcased the history of Sunbury and would add to the community pride.
“Sunbury has a vibrant history and this is a wonderful way to showcase that history at a local favourite spot,” Cr Jessop said.
“The mural looks fantastic and brings a real vibrancy of colour to the street,” he said.
Cr Jessop said that the mural would be enjoyed by the community and visitors alike.
“The response from the local community has already been very positive,” Cr Jessop said.
“I think shoppers, traders and passers-by will be most impressed.”
Hume City Council funded the project to spruce up the empty space and discourage vandalism at the previously targeted spot.
Cr Jessop said he hoped the mural would help prevent further graffiti offending at the site.
“This is a positive initiative that aims to discourage vandalism and beautify a part of Sunbury,” Cr Jessop said.
Cr Jessop said the mural had also been sealed with anti-graffiti coating to further protect it.
Local artist Helen Cannon painted the mural on panels at the Sunbury Visitor Information Centre, and added finishing touches last week when the panels were erected.
“This is something that will bring joy to thousands of people in the months and years ahead,” Cr Jessop said. 

Posted on 11:00 AM, 21 August 2017

Updated : 11:01 AM, 21 August 2017

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