Westpac Richmond gets makeover on the outside

The re-painting as at November 8. The final colour is already on the back section, to the left of the photo.
The re-painting as at November 8. The final colour is already on the back section, to the left of the photo.

The salmon colour of Westpac Bank will soon be no more, but the Gazette could not track down when it was painted that colour, either from staff or Westpac corporate staff.

Westpac Richmond personal banker Emma Flynn said the job was being done by the landlord and they did not have anything to do with it. 

“The colours had to be approved by Council as heritage colours,” she said, adding that the pale grey with darker grey window sills that was chosen wasn’t a smash hit with staff.

Ms Flynn said the inside was painted and recarpeted by Westpac last year. 

New signs have also been put on the building.

The building was constructed in 1938 for what was then the Bank of New South Wales. It became Westpac in 1982.

If you know when it was painted salmon and/or can remember what other colours it has been, please contact this reporter on justine.doherty@fairfaxmedia.com.au or 4588 0806.

The Bank of New South Wales in the 20th century.

The Bank of New South Wales in the 20th century.