In 2020, Yorke Peninsula Council, in partnership with Yorke Peninsula Tourism and the Coobowie, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Yorketown Progress Associations, was successful in gaining funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant. This grant was aimed at assisting the economic recovery of regions affected by the 2019 bushfires through art projects.
The funding allowed the Southern Yorke Peninsula Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail to be realised. After community consultation to identify themes for the images, expression of interest by artists and a final vote by community members, the artist and their concept were selected for each town. Anne Harris was also commissioned to paint the outside walls of the Blue Lime Café and Deli, where she depicted the historical use of the building and Stansbury life today.
The SA Water owned water towers in Edithburgh, Stansbury and Yorketown, and the water tank in Coobowie have been painted with stunning murals by the extremely talented artists. They are now included in the The Southern Yorke Peninsula Mural Trail, which is a part of the wider Yorke Peninsula Art Trail. For more information on the Water Tower Murals and Art Trail, please visit https://yorke.sa.gov.au/discover/things-to-do/southern-yorke-peninsula-mural-trail-yorke-peninsula-art-trail/