Press Kit for the 2006 Graffiti
Wouldn't it be nice if washing away paint could stop real crime?
Welcome to the 2006 Graffiti Games.
"The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a clean, vibrant, safe and welcoming atmosphere for all city residents, workers and visitors. As part of this commitment, the Council maintains a network of roads, footpaths, laneways and infrastructure in the municipality to ensure it is in good repair and top condition. This infrastructure is regularly subjected to vandalism in the form of graffiti, diminishing perceptions of the city’s cleanliness and safety."
Melbourne City Council – GRAFFITI MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Graffiti Management Plan includes:
11.1. zero tolerance approach to graffiti (which is defined as ‘tagging and/or stand alone stencils’);
11.2. rapid response times for graffiti removal from Council assets;
11.3. stricter enforcement of Council’s Activities Local Law, including the provision to pursue private property owners/managers/occupiers or public authorities who do not remove graffiti from their assets;
11.4. where appropriate, Council will intervene to remove graffiti from private property and public assets (and recover costs);
11.5. emphasise use of Council’s telephone hotline to report graffiti;
11.6. Council will advocate as required for legislative change to seek increased powers for Police and Local Government in the area of graffiti removal and enforcement including restricting the retail display and sale of spray paint and other graffiti related materials to persons under 18 years of age.
12. The revised Graffiti Management Plan demonstrates a get tough on graffiti approach. The Plan aims to generate lasting change in attitudes and behaviour towards graffiti. It clearly states that graffiti is not acceptable in the municipality and the City of Melbourne will do everything in its power to eradicate this vandalism. The City of Melbourne will work to obtain the support of the community (residents, workers, city visitors), building and infrastructure owners, all levels of government, government authorities, utilities and other city stakeholders to tackle graffiti head-on.
Download the entire GRAFFITI MANAGEMENT PLAN
Download the DRAFT GRAFFITI STRATEGY
Download the COUNCIL MINUTES FROM MEETING THAT APPROVED PLAN
Download recent RELATED ARTICLES (coming soon)
Download the GRAFFITI GAMES IMAGE KIT