Public art will play a big role in shaping Brimbank over the next five years.

The council adopted a new public art policy and plan at its December meeting following community consultation and workshops with residents and artists.

Mayor Lucinda Congreve said public art played a vital role in connecting the community.

“Council plays an important role in making public art a significant part
of Brimbank’s urban and cultural landscape, and we’re very fortunate to already have some wonderful installations that aptly reflect our heritage and our culturally diverse community,” she said.

“These include the public art exhibited at Sunshine train station; Eagle at the Federation Trail in Brooklyn; the Seeds of Hopes and Dreams installations in
St Albans and the mural at Keilor library.

“What I love about public art is that it helps us all to connect to the community that we live, work and play in – and it’s inspirational as well as aspirational.”

Cr Bruce Lancashire said: “Public art really is an important part in the development of a community’s profile and image”.

“Public art is something that certainly adds to our culture significantly. There can be pieces that are talking points and pieces that one loves to look at.”

The new policy places emphasis on funding public art, supporting artists, community engagement, maintaining and promoting public art and public art commissions.

The full policy can be viewed at www.brimbank.vic.gov.au