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Maroondah Journal: Call to review laws as graffitists turn to polish

By September 2, 2008No Comments

As part of the Graffiti Prevention Act 2007, The State Government introduced new anti-graffiti laws effective from the 1st of July. These laws include restrictions on the sale and advertising of spray cans, as well as laws prohibiting the carrying of spray cans near public transport.

While these laws have focused on spray cans, there has been an increase in graffitists using other instruments. The Maroondah Journal has reported on the effects of these new laws:

Maroondah councillor Alex Makin said the fines should not be limited to vandals who use spray cans.

“It has raised quite a few concerns with the council. We’ve had the legislation around spray cans take effect, now we need a review to include fines for other tools.”

Graffiti removal is a major cost and inconvenience for businesses, individuals and councils. It is therefore appropriate for the State Government to review the intent of the Graffiti Prevention Act and consider whether further restrictions in regard to graffiti are necessary.

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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