Diana Ricketts from Byron United and Mike Hely from Country Energy inspect one of the new transformers which has been covered with artwork.
Diana Ricketts from Byron United and Mike Hely from Country Energy inspect one of the new transformers which has been covered with artwork.

Artwork transforms transformers

The second stage of Byron United’s community art project has been completed, with a further six Country Energy transformers painted by artists.

With the ongoing support of Country Energy, two pad stations in Baywood Chase, three in town and another in a residential area of Byron Bay have been transformed from vandalised and tagged eyesores to reproductions of nearby homes and underwater scenes.

The talented artists responsible for the very popular Kombi series were once again involved.

Co-ordinated by Deb Pearse of Byron Youth Service, the project has ensured that vandalism to the pad stations has been reduced to zero.

Country Energy had this year invested funds in completely repainting over the tagging and vandalism on pad stations in Baywood Chase, only to have it back within 24 hours.

The art project has ensured some fun images, an outlet for talented artists and that vandalism is greatly reduced.

Diana Ricketts from Byron United said the project had been enthusiastically supported by Country Energy.

“We are thrilled that the great work done by these artists is being respected and that their have been no further incidents of tagging,” Ms Ricketts said.

“It has proven very popular with both the local community and tourists.”


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