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Water Walls - urban artwork on Water and Waste assets

The City’s Water and Waste (WW) Directorate is continuing the program, ‘Water Walls’, to combat graffiti and enhance the visual appeal of prominent WW assets across the city.

The purpose of this project is to transform ordinary assets into visually appealing works of art while targeting graffiti hotspots in the lead up to Commonwealth Games 2018 (GC2018). The sites will be actioned by level of priority.


  • enhance the visual appeal of WW assets
  • showcase the talents of local artists
  • cover existing graffiti on assets
  • reduce the likelihood of new or recurring graffiti attacks.

The intent of this programme is to cover exiting graffiti on the assets where present and reduce the likelihood of new or recurring graffiti attacks.


Artists will transform the facades of selected assets and buildings including sewer pump stations, switchboard cabinets and water reservoirs by implementing beautification methods such as painting or wrapping assets in laminated artwork designs.


The first round of assets were delivered in 2017 and included:

  • A mural at sewer pump station building A5, located on the corner of Via Roma and Remembrance Drive, Surfers Paradise.
  • 19 sewer pump station cabinets across the city had laminated artwork wraps installed.

The next round of installations includes 13 contemporary urban artworks to be delivered across the City in early 2018.

Areas affected

Suburb Division Streets affected
Oxenford 2 Old Pacific Highway
Runaway Bay
Hope Island
3 Bayview Street
Matthew Flinders Drive
Lae Drive
Morala Avenue
Pendraat Parade
Labrador 4 Musgrave Avenue
Brisbane Road
Pacific Pines
5 Mortensen Road
Southport Nerang Road
Pacific Pines Boulevard
Southport 6 Marine Parade
Main Beach 7 Waterways Drive
Seaworld Drive
Carrara 8 Nerang Broadbeach Road
Broadbeach 10 TE Peters Drive
Eady Avenue
Gold Coast Highway
Burleigh Heads 12 Gold Coast Highway
The Esplanade
George Street West
Vantage Point Drive
Wairoo Street
Palm Beach
13 Murtha Drive
Gold Coast Highway
Guineas Creek Road
Currumbin Waters 14 Guineas Creek Road
Galleon Way

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