House debates

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Statements by Members

Goldstein Electorate: Black Rock Neighbourhood Watch

1:38 pm

Photo of Tim WilsonTim Wilson (Goldstein, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Goldstein community is full of incredible people doing industrious things to build the social fabric not just of our community but as part of the success of a great nation. Neighbourhood Watch's Graffiti Busters are a stand-out example of Goldstein residents who take ownership and responsibility for our local built environment, to help build it for the future. The latest work from Neighbourhood Watch's mural champion Bob Lorraine and his team can be seen on Beach Road in Black Rock. Once a graffiti hotspot, the section of wall near the clock tower is now an artistic nod to the Black Rock Life Saving Club, another wonderful community based organisation. The mural was designed and painted by local student and artist Daiana Ingleton, whose work includes the cheerfully technicolour mural that adorns a once unremarkable concrete wall at Black Rock Shopping Village. The Beach Road mural was unveiled last December by the president of the Black Rock Life Saving Club, Rebecca Moncrief. I would like to acknowledge the Black Rock Neighbourhood Watch chair, Phil Lovel, for his ongoing commitment and support for our community and everybody who is involved in Black Rock Neighbourhood Watch. Thank you also to the Graffiti Busters program and their volunteers. It is programs like these that make a practical difference to caring for our local community and environment. They enhance it so that future generations can cherish it just as we have.