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Water Walls - urban artwork on Water and Waste assets

In 2016, the City‘s Water and Waste directorate established urban art project Water Walls. This aimed to improve the appeal of key assets, reduce vandalism caused by graffiti and showcase local art.

Over the years, urban artists have transformed utilitarian infrastructure into original art pieces. Their designs reflect the unique character of the Gold Coast and its people. Using a range of mediums the art reflects the area around it, each telling a different story.

We're confident these will continue to reduce costs associated with graffiti and enhance city appeal.

View the Water Walls image gallery

The following video captures the major works undertaken in 2017 as part of Water Walls.

Phase one

The first selection 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.

Phase two

In 2018 the second selection of assets included:

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
Burleigh Heads 12 Gold Coast Highway
The Esplanade
Palm Beach
13 Murtha Drive
Gold Coast Highway
Guineas Creek Road
Currumbin Waters 14 Guineas Creek Road
Galleon Way

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Phase three

The following sewer pump stations are the next Water and Waste assets to undergo the Water Walls transformation:

  • PS D6 - Falkinder Avenue, Paradise Point, Division 3
  • PS D14 - Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay, Division 4
  • PS A78 - Corner Stanhill Drive and Mawarra Street, Surfers Paradise, Division 7
  • Duringan Street, Currumbin, Division 14

The City has created guidelines that support and promote urban artists to create contemporary art that has community benefits including graffiti prevention, community building, placemaking and urban regeneration. We want to support vibrant spaces for people to move through, gather in and celebrate their city.

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