Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    Graffiti targeted in community groups grants

    27/01/2017 10:05 AM
    • 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 BassendeanGraffiti reporting$17,194
    City of PerthGraffiti reporting and analysis$20,000
    City of Gosnells Graffiti prevention campaign$20,000
    Town of Mosman ParkGraffiti reporting equipment upgrade$12,565
    Australian Railway Historical Society of WAAnti-graffiti fencing at the Railway Museum$20,000
    City of RockinghamGraffiti management solution$18,179
    City of CockburnGraffiti tough pads$11,205
    Shire of PingellyPioneer Park toilets$8,757
    Australian Railway Historical Society of WAGraffiti wipe out at Railway Museum$17,140
    Total $145,040


    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.


    Fact File

    • The Liberal National Government allocated $200,000 for 2016-17 community anti-graffiti grants

    Deputy Premier and Police Minister's office - 6552 5900


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