Bankstown City Council has received more than $70,000 from the Attorney General and Justice Department for the role out of a graffiti hotspot program.
The graffiti prevention program is aimed at combating graffiti in the Bankstown area through clever environmental designs and local area enhancement initiatives.
“Graffiti in our local area is unsightly, costing Council more than $450,000 each year in graffiti removal and prevention measures,” said the Mayor of Bankstown Clr Khal Asfour.
“The graffiti hotspot program will help reduce the occurrence of graffiti in our public places through a range of environmental design graffiti prevention measures.
“Using these techniques will make our public spaces more attractive for our residents and encourage more public use of these areas.
“ I encourage all residents to report graffiti in their local suburbs to Council - we all play an important role in keeping our City clean, green and a fantastic place to live, work and play,” Mayor Asfour said.
The program is expected to begin later this year, with a number of sites in Bankstown to be beautified as part of the program. These sites include:
1. Stewart St Res, Padstow - Sporting Clubhouse - Total surface high pressure clean, Mural installation, application of anti graffiti coating and planting and garden bed preparation. 2. Marco Ave Carpark, Revesby - Public Mural - Restoration of existing Mural, application of anti graffiti coating and planting and garden bed preparation.3. Monash Res, East Hills - Public Toilet Block - Application of anti graffiti coating to mural, planting and garden bed preparation, signage production and installation of signage to carpark.4. Smith Park, East Hills - Sporting Clubhouse - Total surface high pressure clean, Mural installation, application of anti graffiti coating and planting and garden bed preparation.
To find out more about Bankstown’s Graffiti Hotspot program contact Council’s Community Development Officer Saftey and Crime on 9707 9471.