$30,000 GRAFFITI PREVENTION GRANT FOR HUME CITY COUNCIL:

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

North West Metropolitan Region is one of 20 council areas around Victoria to receive a grant to help stamp out graffiti crime and keep public spaces safe and inviting.

Hume City Council is receiving a grant of $30,000.00 to tackle vandalism in their neighbourhoods and increase perceptions of public safety.

The grant will support the development of a graffiti management strategic plan that will target hotspots in various suburbs in Hume City Council.

Successful recipients are sharing in more than $455,000 in Graffiti Prevention Grants.

Grants were available under two streams, providing funding to help councils develop comprehensive graffiti management strategies in consultation with the community, and for prevention and removal activities such as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design initiatives, anti-graffiti coatings, vertical gardens and public murals.

Other successful projects include the production of educational materials about ways to remove graffiti, community art workshops, public murals, landscaping and graffiti removal kits.

The Andrews Labor Government has provided more than $2.2 million in grant funding to 111 Graffiti Prevention Grant projects since 2015.

The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program, which supports local communities to prevent crime and improve community safety.

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