WYNDHAM RECEIVES $15,000 TO COMBAT ILLEGAL GRAFFITI
A $15,000 Andrews Labor Government grant will help fight graffiti vandalism and increase community confidence and safety in Wyndham.
Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced funding for Wyndham under the latest round of the government’s Graffiti Prevention Grants Program.
The $15,000 grant will fund the ‘Writing Is on the Wall Project which will include the delivery of public artworks in two identified graffiti hotspots in Werribee. This will include an Expression of Interest process open to artists with a connection to Wyndham.
Graffiti vandalism not only affects the appearance of neighbourhoods, it influences perceptions of public safety and is expensive to remove.
Funded projects include anti-graffiti education and diversionary initiatives, public artwork such as murals at graffiti hotspots, and community engagement activities to encourage residents to take pride in local public spaces.
These grants are another way that the government is supporting a safer Victoria by limiting the impacts of crime on the community through preventative rather than punitive measures.
In the 2016/17 State Budget, the Andrews Labor Government invested $19.4 million in the Community Crime Prevention Program to help communities across Victoria tackle the root causes of crime.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas
“Wyndham will receive funding through the Graffiti Prevention Grants Program to help prevent illegal tagging and vandalism”.
“The Writing Is On The Wall project will help to brighten up and increase perceptions of safety in the Wyndham community.”
“It’s great to see so many innovative graffiti prevention projects and the Andrews Labor Government will continue to support communities to build a cleaner, safer Victoria.”