New artwork brightens Home Hill Skate Park

Skaters at the Home Hill Skate Park have a colourful new backdrop to admire which was painted by renowned Townsville graffiti artist Garth Jankovic.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the mural was made possible after the Burdekin PCYC had secured National Youth Week Funding and Council portioned $1000 of a Queensland Government Graffiti Stop grant toward the project.

“It’s a fantastic backdrop for what is now a vibrant youthful space in Home Hill,” he said.

“It also serves as a deterrent to others wanting to spray graffiti on the rear wall of Maxi Built Machinery.”

Burdekin PCYC Programs and Activities Co-ordinator Tarja Martin said the local young people had put forward ideas on what represented the district.

“From those ideas Garth created a draft concept for feedback and approval,” she said.

“The mural took two days to complete and the end result is an artwork of real value and significance that has enhanced the park enormously.

“All those involved can feel rightly proud of their contribution.”

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