The Shire welcomed back the annual Christmas tree project today, with a colourful five metre high Christmas tree on display outside the Shire administration building for all to admire. The project is a highlight for many residents and visitors to the Shire administration during the festive season.
This year the initiative, run in partnership with Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC), was decorated by hundreds of individual colourful squares painted by students from Mundaring Christian College on recycled canvas. The squares were painted at the school with the support of local artist Mary Ann Dawson from the MAC. Gradients of red, yellow and green paintings adorn the tree which can be seen driving past on Great Eastern Highway.
Erected by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Mundaring, the tree frame was first created 32 years ago by artist Ron Gomboc to showcase student work and has graced the entrance to the town each year since.