$25,000 grants to tackle local graffiti issues (6.05.2014)
Written on the 6 May 2014
Councils can now access grants of up to $25,000 to combat graffiti in local neighbourhoods as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s graffiti grants program.
Member of Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier today encouraged councils in SMR to think about graffiti solutions that would improve the visual amenity of neighbourhoods and increase community confidence in the safety of public places.
“The Coalition Government is serious about responding to community concerns about graffiti vandalism, which is why we have committed more than $10 million over four years to reducing graffiti through a range of strategies under our anti-graffiti plan.”
“I encourage councils to partner with local organisations such as schools, community and residents groups, with local police, retailers and trader associations. These might include design features such as murals, education and information programs and graffiti removal projects.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to stamping out graffiti at a local level. Over the past three years, the Victorian government has provided more than $918,000 to fund 57 projects across the state through the grants,” Ms Crozier said.
The Graffiti Prevention and Removal Grants are part of the Coalition Government’s $35 million Community Crime Prevention Program, which helps promote community safety and prevent crime in communities across Victoria.