A 'dull' fence in Alcheringa Street has been transformed into a work of art by 30 Dubbo residents as part of a push to strengthen community ties and grow the aspirations of local people.
Michaeli Gordon was one resident who has spent the week painting with her three children, neighbours and community service providers.
"Its been very relaxing, its got the kids playing together with the other kids in the community," she said.
"It was just a very dull, normal steel fence. This is just a paddock people walk through, at least now when they walk through they'll have something to see and something to walk around and have a look at."
Popular Aboriginal artist Alan Shillingsworth created the colours and design for the eye-catching mural.
"I chose the blue to brighten the place up a little bit more," he said.
"The handprints signify ownership of this space and the footprints represent the coming together of all the different communities."
Dedicated Dubbo-based staff from Mission Australia, the NSW Department of Communities and Justice and the Orana Mid-Western Police District helped get the mural project off the ground.
Burgie's Burger Bar and Cafe, Inspirations Paint and Metalcorp Dubbo were among local businesses who donated goods and services to support the initiative.
Rebecca Cook runs Mission Australia's Tenant Participation and Community Engagement Program and she said it was great to see everyone in the community join forces and take pride in their neighbourhood.
"The mural is a fantastic contribution to the street," Ms Cook said.
"I'm sure it will pique the interest of anyone who passes by."