Council recognises that perceptions of safety and civic pride in the community are affected negatively by graffiti and vandalism. Council is committed to keeping its property graffiti free and the expedient removal of graffiti when it occurs. Council commits to remove offensive graffiti on council property within 24 hours and non-offensive graffiti on council property within five working days.
Council recognises that there can be significant financial barriers in the removal of graffiti from private property and will assist residents who wish to remove the damage. Council will provide a reimbursement for the first incidence of graffiti on non-Council property via EFT for up to $50.00. In order for this to happen a resident must provide:
- A receipt for products purchased to remove graffiti or paint over graffiti
- A completed application for reimbursement form
- Police Report Number
It will be at Council’s discretion should there be need for reimbursement if more than one incidence of graffiti on a property occurs.
To apply for a reimbursement, please click here to download the Reimbursement Form.
Council recognises that a single approach to managing graffiti would be ineffective and that a holistic approach is required with an emphasis on preventative measures.
Public Art and Street Zones
There has been considerable success in other urban areas in combating graffiti by introducing street art zones and the implementation of street art permits. Research shows that such spaces reduce the rate of unauthorised graffiti in surrounding area.