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At its meeting of 18 December 2014, Council resolved to “engage members of the community by way of invitation to develop a policy on graffiti management and a strategy to undertake prevention, mitigation and education activities to minimise the impact of graffiti vandalism in the local government area”. 

In March 2015, an initial stakeholder meeting was called to bring together key community organisations, groups and community members to discuss issues surrounding graffiti management and the proposed approach to develop a policy and strategy. This meeting resulted in a strong level of community commitment to progress with a policy and strategy and a working group was formed.

The working group has met regularly since March 2015 to provide input into these documents and has also been a valuable mechanism for information sharing and mutual understanding of the issues around graffiti. The group also partnered with Rotary Coffs Harbour to promote and implement a Graffiti Action Day on 18 October 2015.

It is intended that the Graffiti Management Policy will:
  • Guide Council’s approach for an effective, coordinated and proactive approach to graffiti management through prevention, engagement, education, removal and enforcement.

The purpose of the Graffiti Management Strategy is to:
  • ​​Communicate Council’s commitment to working towards reducing levels of graffiti vandalism in the city, and to the maintenance of a safe and welcoming environment for the community and visitors, as is viable within the resources that are available.
  • Provide a clear and consistent framework for managing and reducing the incidence of graffiti vandalism.
  • Provide a graffiti management framework that aligns with the best practice principles of stakeholder engagement, reporting, removal, prevention, education and enforcement.

The policy and strategy acknowledge the need to consider a variety of approaches to graffiti management and the need to work in partnership with community stakeholders for effective outcomes in a resource constrained environment.