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Golden Plains Shire Council wins Graffiti Prevention funding

Golden Plains Shire Council has successfully secured a grant to develop four murals within skate parks in Dereel, Enfield, Haddon and Lethbridge.

The Skate Park Graffiti Prevention project will receive $23,400 funding from the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation Graffiti Prevention Grants program.

The Council-led project will involve an artist working with local young people and community members to improve the visual appearance of the existing skate parks by designing and producing murals on the skate park surfaces.

It is hoped that this project will increase local ownership of the skate parks, which will reduce the presence of graffiti and decrease anti-social behaviour.

Mayor, Cr Des Phelan said, “This is an exciting project for Golden Plains Shire and will build on the successful work that has already taken place at the Bannockburn, Smythesdale, Teesdale, Rokewood and Linton skate parks.”

“We will be holding community workshops in early 2016 to prepare the designs and community members will then be actively involved in painting the murals.”

“It is important that we continue to work with our young people.

I’m looking forward to seeing what our creative and innovative residents come up with.”