In 2017–18, a Graffiti Prevention Grant given to Melton City Council helped to:
- deliver workshops about street art
- commission public murals
- run graffiti education programs in schools.
This was part of the Melton Graffiti Preventative Education and Street Art Activation Program.
Melton City Council contributed $46,650 to the project, one of the largest council commitments seen in a Graffiti Prevention Grant project. This enabled the project to target all Melton schools with an anti-graffiti education program, including 30 primary and 14 secondary schools.
Illegal graffiti was costing Melton City Council and rate payers. As a result, this preventative project was developed to reduce the amount of illegal graffiti in the community.
The innovative program was delivered in collaboration across a number of council teams, local schools, traders and professional and local up-and coming artists.
Watch the video to learn more about the project.