Roxy Lane, a small laneway located in the Maylands town centre, has received a new lease on life through a colourful pavement mural, thanks to a partnership between the City of Bayswater, RAC and the Creative Maylands Town Team.
Creative Maylands received funding from the City and RAC to activate Roxy Lane with new park benches and a pavement mural designed by the City in line with its Destination Marketing Strategy.
Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said the work is part of the City’s commitment to activating its four major town centres.
"One of the priorities for the Maylands town centre is turning its laneways into interesting places for people to visit, be entertained, and to support our local businesses,” she said.
“Maylands is a vibrant destination with its bespoke retail offerings, art murals, contemporary cafes and late night bars adding to the town centre’s endearing quirkiness and creative flair.
“The Roxy Lane mural is such a celebration of who and what Maylands has to offer, the inclusion of the cupcakes, coffee cups, bikes and music notes are elements that make Maylands so unique.”
RAC General Manager Community Impact Sharon Rowse said RAC is proud to support projects which change the look and feel of streets and public spaces.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support this vibrant and creative activation through the RAC Connecting Communities fund to help bring energy into the heart of Maylands,” Ms Rowse said.
“This stunning revitalisation of Roxy Lane creates a unique space for people to come together and is a great example of how streets and public spaces can be transformed to better connect communities.
“Our Community Volunteering is another way in how we support Town Team Movement - we rallied 27 RAC staff who rolled up their yellow sleeves to help bring Roxy Lane’s mural to life.”
The City is committed to partnering with community groups and organisations to revitalise laneways to create lively, engaging and prosperous town centres.
Pictured: Deputy Mayor Catherine Ehrhardt with RAC General Manager Community Impact Sharon Rowse, Team Town Movement Placemaker Emma Snow and Creative Maylands member Rebecca Hall.