I recken public art is great man. That cow up a tree at Docklands is great. That paper boy at Balaclava Junction is way kewl. The dog in the City Square is good. As for Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson stylised as business men at the corner of Swanston and Bourke streets, well, what can you say. They look extra good with a ciggie in their mouths. The tourists love them. At the corner of Latrobe and Swantson, the fragment of the library is great.
Perhaps the above is a bit nineties. City of Stonnington are a with it crowd. Check out their efforts in Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. Brushed aluminium, stlylised cut out pics of Malvern Town Hall that change colour!
Public art is good, there should me more of it.