Murals not graffiti

26 May, 2023Posted in: Community
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2 people standing in front of the wall at the park

Hill Top residents are set to benefit from a successful application made by Wingecarribee Shire Council for a Graffiti Management Grant for Boronia Park, Hill Top. The council was one of 12 successful applicants for the NSW Government grant.

Wingecarribee Shire Council partnered with Hill Top Residents Association to apply for the grant and are thrilled to be announced as a recipient of $100,000 to see this planned project completed. The Association already had their own master plan set up for this highly used recreational site which included plans to mitigate graffiti prone areas.

The Hill Top Community Association project lead, Rachel grant said

“This money will allow us to complete some of the short and medium term goals we had outlined within our community led plan for Boronia Park”

“Wingecarribee Shire Council have done a wonderful job in collaborating with us over the  plan and have been very supportive” she said

“We are hoping that by deterring the offenders, this will create a space that the local community are proud of and feel safe in.”

The grant was written by our own Coordinator Community Development, Corinne Buxton who said

It’s a project designed by the community but partnered with Council and we will deliver it together. Win/Win!!!”

Hill Top have been experiencing a growing increase in graffiti and vandalism in this area due to its location in an overgrown and underutilised area within Boronia Park. The measures planned are expected to deter those activities. The plans to mitigate graffiti and vandalism include a community art project (mural) on the back of the soccer oval wall, security cameras and beautification of the overgrown areas.

The NSW Governments’ Graffiti Management Grant program is designed to enhance community confidence and their perceptions of safety by helping to prevent and minimise incidents of graffiti vandalism in NSW. A range of methods have proven successful including,  extra lighting, security cameras, planting of trees to make graffiti prone walls harder to access, and community murals.

For more information on this grant please visit the NSW Government’s website.

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