Herald Sun: Graffiti game outrage

By January 31, 2006No Comments

The presence of graffiti is a growing problem both within Maroondah and the broader Melbourne metropolitan area.

Among the increasing media coverage of Melbourne’s graffiti problem the Herald Sun has today reported on the impending release of a computer game called Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure which features graffiti tagging.

“Anything that legitimises graffiti needs to be discouraged, said Cr Makin, 25. “Graffiti is a growing problem.”

The upcoming Commonwealth Games in March provides the ideal opportunity to eradicate the current presence of graffiti it is therefore imperative that the State Government provides action.

Local Councils must be empowered and adequately resourced to ensure that they have the resources necessary to promptly remove graffiti when it occurs.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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