Traffic Control Boxes

Ever spotted the pale blue metal boxes located at traffic lights?

The initiative has been previously tested internationally and across Australia, including the cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart, with successful results. As a first for WA, we teamed up with Main Roads WA to make over boxes with artwork.

The objective of this initiative is to reduce the incidence of graffiti on these assets within Vincent and in doing so engage communities and enhance city streets.

Traffic Control Box Before and After

Getting involved

I'm interested in getting involved, what's the process?

  1. Have a read of the Traffic Control Box Appendix for what on the box can be painted.
  2. Complete and submit the application form below including your proposed design concept and other supporting documents such as a copy of your public liability insurance.
  3. The City will seek approval on the proposed design from Main Roads WA.
  4. If successful, an Memorandum of Understanding is drawn up between the City and artist and payment arranged.
  5. The box is painted by the artist (anti-graffiti coating to also be applied) ensuring all key Main Roads identification information is not obscured by artwork and is clearly visible.

Even if you are not a professional artist, we are still keen to hear from you so please do not let this deter you from submitting an application.

Important information

Traffic Control Box Appendix

Traffic Control Box Trail

We have a number of boxes all painted up and looking great. From emerging local teenage artists to bigger names such as Brenton See, there is a box for all tastes. Check out the City's Art Map here to view them along with other art installations and murals across Vincent.

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Do you have a specific location or box in mind?

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More information

Contact Lauren Formentin, Place Planner - Arts on 9273 6000 or 

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