City slashes graffiti attacks but needs your help

19 April 2016

City of Gold Coast is again calling on the community to help wipe out graffiti.

Mayor Tom Tate said graffiti vandals had no respect for private or community property and no regard for the negative impacts of their actions.

“Graffiti is a crime that can lower property values, make people feel unsafe, reduce business patronage and encourage other types of crime,” he said.

“In the past three years, instances of unsightly graffiti have dropped by a whopping 54 per cent. 

“This financial year, we’ve allocated $1.85 million to our safety camera network which already comprises of 220 cameras that help target graffiti and vandalism.

“Our successful zero tolerance approach to graffiti means the City’s total graffiti removal expenditure for 2014-15 was less than $1 million. In 2010 -11, it was $1.63 million.

“It’s clear our graffiti program is working but we have more to do and we need your help.”

Cr Tate said in the first two years it was introduced, more than 6000 people downloaded the City of Gold Coast mobile app.

“Using the app is easy. Download it to your mobile, open a report, take a photo and submit it,’’ he said.

“Keeping our community graffiti-free reinforces a professional image and pride in our city while helping maintain a feeling of safety and well-being.

“Let’s embrace the opportunity to work together to wipe out graffiti for good.”

To report graffiti in your neighbourhood, call the Graffiti Hotline on 07 5581 7998, email graffiti@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or download the City of Gold Coast's mobile app. Search 'City of Gold Coast' in the app store.

For information, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/graffiti

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