Arts Minister and local MLC Kay Hallahan today officially launched artworks incorporated into the new Mundarda child care centre in Armadale.
Mrs Hallahan said the centre was one of only two child care centres in Western Australia to pilot the integration of art into the design and construction of public buildings.
"The State Government's public art scheme aims to bring art into people's daily lives," she said.
"Under the scheme, one per cent of the construction cost of public buildings is invested in artworks.
"Artists work alongside architects, landscapers, engineers and construction workers to make public buildings more imaginative and interesting."
Mrs Hallahan said art was traditionally associated with galleries and museums but was equally relevant in public places for commuters, tourists, businesses, workers and - in the case of Coodanup High School - for staff and students.
The Minister said artist Bernd Kaiser had designed a limestone bench with a tiled top and mosaic work as well as granite inserts with sand-blasted images which were incorporated into the paving.