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Local shopping refreshed for the gifting season

colourful mural of two cockatoos with their wings spread

Just in time for the gifting season, local shopping precincts in the City of Casey have been refreshed with six incredibly bright outdoor murals, new outdoor furniture and bold wayfinding signage.  

The suite of works was completed with funding from the Victorian Government’s Outdoor Activation Fund, which encourages a return to in-person shopping by supporting businesses in those precincts to operate outdoors. 

The murals were designed and painted by a number of different artists and each of them draw inspiration from the suburb in which they are located: 

  • Ritchies IGA Wall, 4/14 Webb Street, Narre Warren 
    The Sacred Kingfisher represents Australia and its turquoise blue backing offers a striking contrast to the yellows and greens found in the assortment of Australian flowers. The foreground pops with splashes of the City of Casey’s brand colours of pink, green and blue. And finally, a graphic stroke flows through the design, inspired by a scribbled ’n’ and ‘w’ of Narre Warren, to tie the artwork together.
    Artist - ​​​​​​Melbourne's Murals
  • Narre Warren Newsagency Wall, Corner of 34 Webb Street and Malcolm Court Narre Warren
    The artwork celebrates Narre Warren’s natural environment with a particular focus on endemic florals found within the suburb - the Oleria Asterotricha and the Diuris Punctata – which are native to the Gippsland Plains. Both of these plants are rare, but species can be found within 5km of the mural.
    Artist - George Rose
  • 1 Autumn Place, Doveton
    This mural was inspired by Doveton’s namesake fauna; the flattering dove wings welcome everyone to the shopping precinct, while the use of colour connects the flow of shapes which are representative of Doveton’s cultural diversity. 
    Artist - Martinich and Carran
  • 1 Linden Place, Doveton 
    The thematic connection with the indigenous mural and gathering place is the native flora, fauna. The native trees along the nature strip look like a 3D image of the mural. It is also aligned with the colours and abstract lines of the mural at 11 Linden place. 
    Artist - Robert Scholten Creative Services
  • 11 Linden Place, Doveton 
    This wayfinding mural pays homage to the surrounding landmarks – Linden Place, Aboriginal Gathering Place and Myuna Farm. The chosen image of Doves represents Doveton’s namesake coupled with butterflies, which symbolise rebirth and positive change.
    Artist - Robert Scholten Creative Services
  • Kempson Walk, Berwick
    The mural has a full, bright, and striking flora scheme to celebrate Berwick’s historical development and meaningful natural character. As the hero element, the classic magnolia captures the cultural symbolism of nobility and dignity of Berwick.
    Artist - Melbourne's Murals 

But don’t just take our word for it, take a moment to admire them for yourself on your next visit to your local precinct and keep in mind that they are best viewed with your favourite locally sought beverage or snack!   

To complement the murals and encourage locals to spend more time at their local shopping precincts, new and upgraded furniture has been installed in the Webb Street shopping precinct in Narre Warren and at Kempson Walk in Berwick. 

For more information any of these projects, contact a member of the Economic Development team at 9705 5200 or at [email protected]