THE state government has stumped up $23,000 for a graffiti prevention project in Mornington Park (formerly Tanti Park), Hastings and Rosebud West.
Newly elected mayor Cr Graham Pittock said the cash would pay for “an early intervention and prevention educational project provided by Warner Youth Education in partnership with Victoria Police” in the three areas.
“It will also involve a series of murals created by primary and secondary students to encourage community pride and educate students about the consequences of illegal graffiti,” he said.
Grade 5 and 6 pupils from Mornington Park, Wallaroo, and Eastbourne primary schools as well as year 7 and 8 students from Mornington, Western Port, and Rosebud secondary colleges will take part.
Young people and the broader community will be involved in the project including Mornington North Residents Group, Mornington Community Contact, Wallaroo Residents Action Group, and Rosebud West Action Group.