SYP Water Tower Mural Trail – Sneak Peek

Art, Discover, Yorkes

Did you know the Southern Yorke Peninsula Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail is Underway? Several of these beautiful public art works should all be complete in time for the April School Holidays, so if you are heading to Yorkes, make sure to schedule in a drive by. If you are not, well, maybe you should be, it is a comfortable two and a half hour drive from Adelaide.

The talented art work is thanks to funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant, which aims to boost tourism within regions that were directly impacted by the 2019 bushfires. This funding supports the Southern Yorke Peninsula (SYP) Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail Project which will see the SA Water owned water towers in Edithburgh, Stansbury and Yorketown and the water tank in Coobowie painted.

Yorketown and Edithburgh are towns who were directly affected by the 2019 bushfires, with Coobowie and Stansbury serving as recovery centres for those community members suffering hardship. Hence these are the towns that were selected. Community consultation occurred within each town to ensure the chosen artists and designs reflected the character, history and individuality of each community.

All photo credit used in this feature must go the the very talented local work of father and daughter ‘AdBe Photography’

The Port Vincent Water Tower Mural Committee is another community group joining the Water Tower
Trail Initiative. This group was successful in gaining funding through the Foundation for Rural
Regional Renewal (FRRR) Grant and from SA Water.

We think it will be absolutely fantastic to have a vibrant new art trail on Southern Yorke Peninsula and can’t wait to visit the ‘fairy towers’ with the kids.

We are certain the CFS hold a place in every South Australian heart, The images of the Country Fire Service (CFS) Brigades in Edithburgh, Port Vincent, Yorketown and Stansbury spraying down and cleaning each tower prior to painting give us all the feels, and remind us that these community volunteers indeed deserve celebrating and our support, whenever and however we can.

If you are travelling through any of these towns while the tanks are being painted, stop by and see the magic happen!

Coobowie: Creature Creature and Jason Parker
• Completed Sunday 28th February
• Mural completed in 16 days
• Gumbowie Road, Coobowie

Yorketown: Jasmine Crisp
• Commenced Tuesday 23rd February
• Complete by Monday 22nd March
• Stansbury Road, Yorketown

Edithburgh: Mike Makatron
• Commencing Monday 8th March
• Complete by Monday 29th March
• New Honiton Road, Edithburgh

Port Vincent: Joel Van Moore and Elizabeth Close
• Commencing Monday 26th April
• Complete by Friday 7th April
• Lime Kiln Road, Port Vincent

Stansbury: Mike Makatron
• Commencing late April
• Brentwood Road, Stansbury

Artist final concept plans can be found here:

For more information, please contact Taylor Gray at Yorke Peninsula Council on 8832 0000 or

There are many fantastic playgrounds on SYP. View them on our playground finder here. We particularly love Stansbury, Yorketown and Edithburgh

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