Van­dal­ism gives way to ur­ban art

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THE Pub­lic Trans­port Author­ity (PTA) has es­tab­lished the Ur­ban Art pro­gram to deal with the on­go­ing prob­lem of graf­fiti.

The PTA spends about $2.5 mil­lion an­nu­ally re­mov­ing graf­fiti and win­dow scratch­ings.

The new pro­gram is an ef­fort to re­duce the in­ci­dence of graf­fiti on pub­lic trans­port in­fra­struc­ture. Its aim is to iden­tify and trans­form graf­fiti hot spots into pub­lic works of art by pro­fes­sional and re­spected ur­ban artists.

Artists and young peo­ple cre­ated an aquar­ium art­work at the Warnbro train sta­tion as part of the project.

Young peo­ple are en­cour­aged to take part in the Ur­ban Art project to chan­nel their en­ergy into le­gal art ac­tiv­i­ties.

Since the Ur­ban Art project started, there has been a re­duced level of tres­pass and graf­fiti on the net­work.

For more de­tails, phone the PTA’s Right Track of­fi­cer on 9326 2055 or email theright­track@pta.

The aquar­ium art­work at Warnbro sta­tion.

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