In 2017–18, a Graffiti Prevention Grant given to Melton City Council helped deliver workshops about street art, commission public murals and run graffiti education programs in schools as part of the Melton Graffiti Preventative Education and Street Art Activation Program.

Melton City Council contributed $46,650 to the project, one of the largest council commitments seen in a Graffiti Prevention Grant project, which enabled the project to reach all Melton schools, including 30 primary and 14 secondary schools, with an anti-graffiti education program.

Illegal graffiti was costing Melton City Council and rate payers and, as a result, this preventative project was developed to reduce the amount of illegal graffiti in the community.

The innovative program was delivered in collaboration across a number of council teams, local schools, traders and professional and local up-and coming artists.

Watch the video to learn more about the project.