WHITSUNDAY Regional Council has received $7380 from the State Government to assist with graffiti removal and prevention activities.
As part of the Queensland Government’s policy on community safety, more than $2million in funding has been committed to support the operation of a Graffiti STOP hotline and for graffiti management funding to Queensland council in 2014-15.
Mayor Jennifer Whitney said she was pleased to re- ceive this funding which would go a long way towards assisting council with the costs associated with graffiti removal.
“Graffiti is an increasing issue across the Whitsunday region, costing council a substantial amount of money each year to clean up,” she said.
“We need to adopt a zero tolerance for graffiti – it not only looks unsightly it hurts property values, and drives away business and tourism.”