Darebin Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023

At its Council Meeting on Monday 2 December, Council adopted its new Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023, which aims to build on the existing work and enhance Council’s capacity to reduce the prevalence of graffiti in the City of Darebin and the negative impact it has on our community.

Click on the image below to view Darebin’s Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023 .


What's next

Thank you to all of you who provided feedback on the final draft of the Graffiti Management strategy. We have reviewed all of this feedback and incorporated some great suggestions into the final strategy, which was adopted by Council.


Information about the Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023

The Strategy seeks to present a balanced graffiti management approach, incorporating an understanding of the graffiti culture, evidence-based knowledge about how graffiti can be effectively reduced and prevented, and the expectations of the Darebin community. The strategy promotes a whole-of-community response to graffiti management that includes Council, residents, businesses, artists, community organisations and graffitists.

To continue addressing the prevalence of graffiti, Council has developed the following themes and objectives in line with community expectations.

Theme

Objectives

  • Reporting – creating a database which tracks the reporting of graffiti including location, type, size, asset and tag identification
  • Provide multiple ways for community members and contractors to report graffiti
  • Removal –removing graffiti from Council assets, private property and assets managed by other authorities
  • Remove graffiti on Council assets
  • Assist owners of private properties
  • Enter into Memorandum of Understandings with utility owners to allow Council to remove graffiti from utilities
  • Partnerships –working with other organisations to assist in graffiti management
  • Support traders to reduce and remove graffiti in shopping centres
  • Engage with residents and community groups to assist in graffiti reduction
  • Create effective partnerships with other public authorities to reduce graffiti on non-Council assets
  • Prevention – using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Provide relevant and appropriate information on graffiti to community members
  • Consider the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles
  • Support community art projects which act as an effective graffiti deterrent in appropriate locations
  • Advocacy –lobbying for graffiti management on assets owned by other authorities which Council does not control
  • Advocate strongly for a consistent and timely approach to graffiti removal by other authorities
  • Internal Governance – creating a structure to oversee the implementation of the strategy
  • Implement an appropriate structure to ensure an integrated approach to graffiti management


The following actions will help meet some of these objectives:

  • Identify legal arts options for young people, supporting legal mural projects and alternatives to illegal graffiti
  • Promote the use of an app for the reporting of graffiti by community members
  • Review Council's Local Law to determine what further methods could be included to assist with the removal of graffiti from property not owned by Council
  • Work with Darebin Council’s Youth Services team to identify locations for young people to create legitimate street art

At its Council Meeting on Monday 2 December, Council adopted its new Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023, which aims to build on the existing work and enhance Council’s capacity to reduce the prevalence of graffiti in the City of Darebin and the negative impact it has on our community.

Click on the image below to view Darebin’s Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023 .


What's next

Thank you to all of you who provided feedback on the final draft of the Graffiti Management strategy. We have reviewed all of this feedback and incorporated some great suggestions into the final strategy, which was adopted by Council.


Information about the Graffiti Management Strategy 2019-2023

The Strategy seeks to present a balanced graffiti management approach, incorporating an understanding of the graffiti culture, evidence-based knowledge about how graffiti can be effectively reduced and prevented, and the expectations of the Darebin community. The strategy promotes a whole-of-community response to graffiti management that includes Council, residents, businesses, artists, community organisations and graffitists.

To continue addressing the prevalence of graffiti, Council has developed the following themes and objectives in line with community expectations.

Theme

Objectives

  • Reporting – creating a database which tracks the reporting of graffiti including location, type, size, asset and tag identification
  • Provide multiple ways for community members and contractors to report graffiti
  • Removal –removing graffiti from Council assets, private property and assets managed by other authorities
  • Remove graffiti on Council assets
  • Assist owners of private properties
  • Enter into Memorandum of Understandings with utility owners to allow Council to remove graffiti from utilities
  • Partnerships –working with other organisations to assist in graffiti management
  • Support traders to reduce and remove graffiti in shopping centres
  • Engage with residents and community groups to assist in graffiti reduction
  • Create effective partnerships with other public authorities to reduce graffiti on non-Council assets
  • Prevention – using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Provide relevant and appropriate information on graffiti to community members
  • Consider the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles
  • Support community art projects which act as an effective graffiti deterrent in appropriate locations
  • Advocacy –lobbying for graffiti management on assets owned by other authorities which Council does not control
  • Advocate strongly for a consistent and timely approach to graffiti removal by other authorities
  • Internal Governance – creating a structure to oversee the implementation of the strategy
  • Implement an appropriate structure to ensure an integrated approach to graffiti management


The following actions will help meet some of these objectives:

  • Identify legal arts options for young people, supporting legal mural projects and alternatives to illegal graffiti
  • Promote the use of an app for the reporting of graffiti by community members
  • Review Council's Local Law to determine what further methods could be included to assist with the removal of graffiti from property not owned by Council
  • Work with Darebin Council’s Youth Services team to identify locations for young people to create legitimate street art