'Upsetting as hell': Outrage over iconic Perth Instagram spot's makeover

The decision to temporarily change the colour of a popular boat shed in Perth has been met with division from the local community.

The Crawley Edge Boatshed, 4km southwest of Perth’s CBD, has become a hotspot for tourists with council in June spending $400,000 on new toilets due to its rising popularity.

However, the blue boat shed has temporarily been turned red.

WA Premier Mark McGowan shared on Instagram why the shed has taken on a different appearance.

The Crawley Edge Boatshed before and after its change. Source: Facebook/ The Crawley Edge Boatshed and Instagram/ University of WA

“We have painted the town red,” he wrote.

“21,000 visitors from more than 30 countries have descended on our City to see the Red Devils in action at Optus Stadium.”

The Red Devils he’s referring to is Manchester United who play Perth Glory in a friendly on Saturday night.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba trains at the WACA ahead of his team's clash with Perth Glory. Source: AAP

But not everyone is thrilled.

“This was upsetting as hell to drive past this morning,” one woman wrote.

Another asked why the town is “turning upside down for a football team”.

“The shed is blue and that is what it is. Why are we changing our identity?” she wrote.

Not everyone's annoyed by the colour change. Source: AAP

However, others welcomed the red shed.

“This is one of the best ideas I’ve heard for ages (ever) considering the international interest from visiting snap happy tourists - imagine the impact it could have,” one woman wrote.

Another woman added it’s her “two favourite things” combined into one.

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