A linked mural along Rangiora St will cover the "eyesore" Vodafone substation and other sites on along what has become the centre of the Castlecliff Rejuvenation Project.

Artist Dan Mills said the design intended to expand on what had already been painted on the dairy and will also cover the substation and the kohanga reo.

"The design is intended to lead into and compliment the existing mural one block further down the road," he said.

"It expands on the themes already in place and strengthens those concepts being designed for future installations."


Castlecliff Rejuvenation Project facilitator Jamie Waugh said the Vodafone substation was an "eyesore" and a key site to be covered with the mural.

Mr Waugh said the various community groups were pitching in to fund the mural and hoped Vodafone would too.

Vodafone head of power and building services Neil Sheldon said it had been working with Progress Castlecliff to get a design everybody was happy with.

"It's waiting for us to say let's go ahead with it," Mr Sheldon said.

But he said the mural would happen.

Mr Sheldon said Vodafone had supported similar projects to do with substations in other areas to contribute to tidying up the look of communities.

"To be fair they were built in the 1970s and 1980s when a lot of them probably looked okay," he said.

"I think we are becoming more conscious of environmental graffiti, so to speak."