Creative Placemaking in Ferntree Gully Village

Against the backdrop of a familiar fernscape mural, new percussion instruments have recently been installed. All part of refurbishing the Village.

By Mayor Marcia Timmers-Leitch

Two new murals have been created in Ferntree Gully Village as part of the Ferntree Gully Creative Placemaking Plan.

At the Apollo Service Station, on the corner of Forest and Underwood Roads, is Jack Rowland’s Undergrowth (ferns and fungi), while between The Gully Fish Shop and Fitness Foundry on Station Street is the image of a majestic Lyrebird by artist, Juzpop which reflects the iconic lyrebird gateway signage into the village centre. 

Council’s plan, as identified through local consultation, uses art to beautify, activate and improve safety within the village along pedestrian walkways with engaging artworks and outdoor light box galleries that also help illuminate dark laneways.

The Ferntree Gully Creative Placemaking Plan is being delivered by Council in partnership with the Victorian Government. Council is contributing $130,000 towards the project and has received $110,000 from the Victorian Government’s Living Local Fund Suburban Grants.

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