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Council crackdown on graffiti Trevor Veale

Input needed on graffiti plan

COMMUNITY input is being sought by Coffs Harbour City Council in a bid to manage and stamp out graffiti on the Coffs Coast.

A Draft Graffiti Management Policy and Strategy 2016-2020 has been drawn up by a community working group that aims to build on graffiti management strategies including removal, reporting, community education and engagement, public art projects, implementation of crime prevention and enforcement measures.

Councillor Mark Sultana, who is the chairman of the working group committee, said the support and collaboration of the community was central to effectively managing graffiti.

“A lot of thought, discussion, expert views and time has gone into both the draft policy and strategy andnow we’re looking forward to hearing what the wider community thinks,” Cr Sultana said.

The draft policy and strategy will be on public exhibition from next Wednesday until February 13 next year.

An extension for the policy and strategy’s public exhibition was granted to allow increased opportunity for community and stakeholder consultation during the school holidays.

Both documents will be available in hard copy at council’s administration building, local libraries and on council’s website.

After community feedback is considered, the final policy and strategy will be presented to council for adoption in early 2016.

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