Green Spine linear park

Creating the Green Spine mural 

Be part of creating a beautiful new mural along the Green Spine linear park this February!

Get your paintbrushes and aprons ready and join Melbourne-based public artist Tom Civil to bring the mural to life with a collaborative community painting day then help us celebrate the new artwork with an afternoon of free live music, food and games.

  • Collaborative community painting day, Saturday, 9 February from 10am to 4pm 

Get your paintbrushes and aprons ready and join Melbourne-based public artist Tom Civil to bring the mural to life!

  • Community celebration, Saturday, 23 February from 1pm

Come and celebrate the new artwork that the community helped create!

About the artist 

Tom Civil is interested in how street art and graffiti create community, mark space and act as a human-scaled form of urban architecture. His stencil and street work are featured in public spaces throughout Melbourne, Australia and internationally. Civil’s work has been included in various publications including Melbourne Stencil Art Capital, Street|Studio, Space Invaders at the National Gallery of Australia, and as a feature artist in the Melbourne Stencil Festival 2004/05/0. Tom has given workshops and talks in different communities about murals and the political nature of street art. He is also the co-founder of small Melbourne-based radical publishers Breakdown Press.

About the new Airport West Green Spine linear park

Download the illustrated Green Spine linear park map (pdf, 5MB)

Running along the Airport West Easement between Parer Road and Fraser Street in Airport West, the Green Spine linear park space now includes:

  • community facilities such as BBQs, exercise equipment, half basketball court, shelter and seating.
  • upgraded shared pathway
  • urban ecology and environmental benefits to contribute to the health of the city and the community
  • design elements that harvest, clean and re-use local stormwater for water features such as seasonal creek beds, ponds and underground water storage and improves the quality and health of local waterways.

The innovative design of the Green Spine linear park contributes to the improvement of the local environment by capturing, cleaning and storing stormwater.

This not only helps to keep the park green, but also improves the downstream waterways such as Steele Creek and the Maribyrnong River by removing contaminants from road and other surface run-off.

This project was partly funded through Melbourne Water's Living Rivers Program. 

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Last updated: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 8:08 AM