Let’s Remove The Stain Of Graffiti In Victoria

04 July 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against graffiti vandals with more than $430,000 in grants helping local councils and communities clean up our streets.

Minister for Police Lisa Neville said that 23 councils would receive funding as part of the latest round of the Graffiti Prevention Grants Program.

This program supports local councils to develop graffiti prevention projects in partnership with Victoria Police and community groups across Victoria.

Funded projects include anti-graffiti education and diversionary programs, public murals at graffiti hotspots and community engagement activities to help residents look after their public spaces.

The City of Ballarat was given $25,000 for the ‘Vickers Street Mural’ project, a partnership with police, local scout groups and residents to develop an anti-graffiti education program and install a public art mural at the Ballarat Scouting Complex in Sebastopol.

The City of Geelong has also been successful in securing $21,000 to team up with artists, community groups and police to create the ‘Multicultural Bus Shelter Program’, which is transforming bus shelters in Corio, Norlane and Hamlyn Heights into local artworks.

The Labor Government is working to tackle the root causes of crime after announcing $19.4 million for community crime prevention initiatives in the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville

“Illegal graffiti and tagging is a stain on our local neighbourhoods – making residents feel unsafe and costing communities thousands of dollars to remove.”

“These grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to prevent crime and clean up our streets.”

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