WARRAGUL EYESORE TRANSFORMED
19th January, 2018
Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing attended the opening of the Green Shed Mural Project to the community of Warragul today.
The Andrews Labor Government funded the $22,599 project from the Graffiti Prevent Grant program, through the Department of Justice & Regulation.
The Baw Baw Shire Council recognised that the Green Shed situated at Eastern Park in Warragul was an eyesore, subject to vandalism and regularly graffitied. Working together with the Warragul Theatre Company, who used the shed for storage and as a working space, the Baw Baw Shire Council delivered a new look for the facility.
Graffiti vandalism not only affects the appearance of neighbourhoods, it influences perceptions of public safety and is expensive to remove.
Funded projects include anti-graffiti education and diversionary initiatives, public artwork such as murals at graffiti hotspots, and community engagement activities to encourage residents to take pride in local public spaces.
These grants are another way that the government is supporting a safer Victoria by limiting the impacts of crime on the community through preventative rather than punitive measures.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:
“Using community input and having ten young people contributing time and artistic talent to the project, the Green shed is now a work of art. And one that everyone can be proud of!”
“Congratulations to all who assisted in making this another successful Baw Baw Shire Project.