ARTC has collaborated with the local community in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills to help turn a plain rail corridor into an eye-catching work of art.
As part of a collaboration with the Blackwood Action Group to beautify the region around Glenalta, a local artist has painted an ANZAC-themed trackside mural incorporating handprints from neighbouring children.
The fence artwork followed an extensive working bee to paint the Glenalta Station platform, remove surrounding graffiti and plant extensive landscaping in the broader area with the support of Mitcham Council, Landcare, SA’s Department of Infrastructure & Transport, and local State Member for Waite Catherine Hutchesson.
“Even though we work for ARTC, we also work for our communities so we have a shared responsibility to respect the environments in which we operate and how they interact with railway infrastructure,” said Michael Moller, ARTC’s Principal Advisor Environment & Community.
“Collaboration means we can achieve outcomes that improve our customer experience and also align to our strategic goals.”
Earlier this year, ARTC launched five community engagement principles to reiterate the way we engage with our network neighbours to ensure that we’re always “considerate, fair, inclusive, trustworthy and connected”.