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Glen Iris Skate Park helps Bunbury youths get artistic

By Kevin Kelly

Glen Iris Skate Park is not far from opening to the public after months of hard work from youths throughout the local area.

Residents of real estate in Bunbury and other parts of the city have come together to work on the project, which was given $15,000 in funding so it meets the needs of the local community.

A group of youngsters came together to create murals across the skate park after attending various workshops with Bunbury artist Dee Mosca.

Western Power has been heavily involved in the project, allowing the use of a utility box as part of the creative space, as well as giving much needed paint supplies.

David McMillan, Western Power field services coordinator, explained how the utility box has now become "one of the coolest looking pieces of electrical equipment" the company has ever seen.

"Western Power happily donated special anti-graffiti paint for the art works that will help safeguard them from vandalism, making sure skaters and visitors get the most enjoyment out of the re-energised park," added Mr McMillan.

It hasn't yet been announced when Glen Iris Skate Park will be opening its doors, although it is unlikely to be far away now these final touches have been added.

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