Letter to the Editor - October 25: Cover graffiti with murals

COUNCILLOR Sultana is to be commended for his efforts to organise the removal of graffiti from our public places.

Unfortunately, the removal often leaves a scar which is equally ugly, but why not beat the vandals at their own game.

The Canadian city of Quebec had a similar problem having large concrete pillars supporting an overhead motorway defaced with graffiti.

They had the faces of the pillars painted with murals, with the murals changed annually with prizes for the best murals.

Maybe the RMS and CHCC could make the new highway a far more attractive and interesting highway by inviting artists to decorate the overpasses and sound barriers.

Why not extend the idea to the sound barrier at Korora Public school - maybe a welcome to the Coffs Coast mural showing our attractions such as the Jetty or Skywalk.

Coffs could become the outdoor art capital of Australia, rivalling Bowen in Queensland which has murals on many of its buildings depicting the history of the town.

Jeff Clancy



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