Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    $200,000 to help wipe out illegal graffiti

    14/08/2019 10:30 AM
    • ​Grants of up to $15,000 available to tackle graffiti
    • Police release top 12 graffiti vandal targets
    • Part of McGowan Government's Community Crime Prevention program

    The McGowan Government is offering grants of up to $15,000 to local councils and community groups, to help tackle graffiti vandalism.


    It comes as the Western Australian Police Force today released its top 12 most wanted graffiti vandals.


    The photos of 12 people wanted for questioning, are in relation to graffiti sprayed on public transport, schools, homes and businesses.


    The grants are part of the McGowan Government's commitment to community safety and crime prevention and are available to develop and deliver projects that help address graffiti.


    Examples of projects that could be funded include graffiti removal trailers, installation of public murals at graffiti hot spots and the application of anti-graffiti coatings.


    If caught, graffiti vandals face up to two years in prison and a $24,000 fine.


    Anyone with information can contact the Goodbye Graffiti Hotline on 1800 442 255.


    Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to the apprehension of a graffiti vandal.


    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "Cleaning up graffiti in Western Australia costs the community tens of millions of dollars every year.


    "Unsightly graffiti on buildings and in our neighbourhoods is an eyesore and can make people feel unsafe.


    "Police are doing their bit to disrupt and prosecute graffiti vandals.


    "We're offering these grants to support local councils and community groups to develop initiatives which prevent or help reduce illegal graffiti across WA.


    Minister's office - 6552 6900