A vibrant street art mural will be created on a laneway in Glen Waverley, behind the HSBC and CBA buildings between Railway Parade North and O'Sullivan Road.
The mural design by artist Scottie Noah draws on feedback from local residents and traders for a design featuring colour and nature.
The striking design features eight coloured and one black fish (Koi Carp).
The number eight is significant in feng shui, representing prosperity and energy shui and a black fish is a symbol of protection, to absorb negative energy.
The works are being funded by a 2017/18 Department of Justice Graffiti Prevention Grant of $18,500.
The funding also includes a graffiti awareness education campaign at Glen Waverley Secondary College, Glendal School and Glen Waverley Primary School run by Warner Education to raise awareness about the cost and harm of graffiti among students to prevent tagging and vandalism.
Glen Waverley residents have told Council they want improvements to the laneway as it is regularly vandalised by unsightly graffiti.
Statistically, murals act as a deterrent to graffiti as vandals usually respect the work of the street artist.