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A creative new look for nbn boxes

A creative new look for nbn boxes

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A series of nbn broadband roadside infrastructure boxes across the City of Whittlesea have been given a colourful makeover.

The ordinarily grey boxes have been adorned with Aboriginal artwork as part of a project to help promote the municipality’s soon-to-be-built Aboriginal Gathering Place.

The artwork of four First Nations artists with a connection to the City of Whittlesea was officially unveiled on Tuesday 27 February 2024, at prominent locations in Mernda, South Morang and Mill Park.

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the project was a creative way to enhance otherwise uninteresting but essential roadside infrastructure.

As well as offering stunning artwork on public display, it would also highlight a very important project for the municipality.

“These artworks provide the community an opportunity to connect and learn not only about the stories behind these beautiful artworks and contributing artists, but also about the Aboriginal Gathering Place that is being built in the heart of Quarry Hills Parkland,” Lydia said.

“The Aboriginal Gathering Place is a key part of Council’s commitment to reconciliation and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and will provide a culturally safe and inclusive space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to come together to feel socially and culturally connected.”

The project, which was developed and delivered in partnership with NBN Co, provides a creative way of turning essential infrastructure into features that will attract attention and recognition and enhance the appeal of streetscapes across our municipality.

“We are grateful to the artists who have created such captivating artworks that can be showcased and shared with the local community,” said Lydia.

For more information on the Aboriginal Gathering Place or to find out more about the artwork or artists, visit