- Nine community organisations share in $145,040 in anti-graffiti grants
More community organisations will join the battle to rub out graffiti after the Liberal National Government allocated more than $145,000 in the latest round of grants for initiatives which target graffiti.
Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said nine community organisations received the funding for their individual initiatives.
"Graffiti costs the community millions of dollars a year to clean up and these initiatives will help in efforts to wipe out this blatant vandalism," Ms Harvey said.
The recipients are:
|Town of Bassendean||Graffiti reporting||$17,194|
|City of Perth||Graffiti reporting and analysis||$20,000|
|City of Gosnells ||Graffiti prevention campaign||$20,000|
|Town of Mosman Park||Graffiti reporting equipment upgrade||$12,565|
|Australian Railway Historical Society of WA||Anti-graffiti fencing at the Railway Museum||$20,000|
|City of Rockingham||Graffiti management solution||$18,179|
|City of Cockburn||Graffiti tough pads||$11,205|
|Shire of Pingelly||Pioneer Park toilets||$8,757|
|Australian Railway Historical Society of WA||Graffiti wipe out at Railway Museum||$17,140|
The Deputy Premier said the community initiatives would be supported by the Liberal National Government's tough new anti-graffiti laws.
Ms Harvey said the tough new stand-alone graffiti offence carried significant maximum penalties of a $24,000 fine and two years behind bars.
"Delivering this election commitment sends a clear message to those people who have a complete disregard for someone else's property; that they are committing a serious offence and will pay a high price," she said.
- The Liberal National Government allocated $200,000 for 2016-17 community anti-graffiti grants
Deputy Premier and Police Minister's office - 6552 5900