A community group trying to breathe more life into the CBD celebrated their hard work on Sunday night when they officially opened the new Busselton Street Art Project. Non-stop rain and a cold front were no deterrence as stakeholders in the project gathered in the laneway next to The Reject Shop — now home to a bright 40m mural. The $30,000 project is inspired by memories of Busselton residents and features artwork by local artists Ian Mutch, Anita Revel, Andrew Frazer, Jordan Rush, Tom Ansell, and Sam Allen. Building Busselton Town team member Lisa Skrypichayko said the process of implementing such a large mural had been an intense but “incredibly rewarding” experience. “We’re already seeing some results in the feedback from passersby and the buzz around the mural wall,” she said. Funding for the mural came from the Building Busselton Town Team, RAC WA, the Regional Arts Fund, and the City of Busselton. “It turns out that watching paint dry is actually quite exciting,” Ms Skrypichayko said. The mural is an initiative of the Building Busselton Town Team supported by the Busselton Chamber of Commerce. The town team have now reportedly turned their gaze to the Woolworths wall adjacent to the new mural, with hopes to extend the project even further through the CBD. City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said he looked forward to more street art in the future.