GRAFFITI removal and building maintenance contractors are being sought by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
The three-tender process is part of the council’s efforts to ensure peninsula residents and visitors enjoy “safe, clean and efficient buildings”.
The council’s infrastructure maintenance services contract ends on 30 June 2024, with the council saying it is moving to working more directly with suppliers and contractors in a “shared risk” approach to the maintenance of more than 500 habitable buildings and 600 other structures like sheds, shelters and public toilets.
Successful tenders will cover building maintenance across a range of services, including graffiti management.
Graffiti is recognised as a crime under the Victorian Graffiti Prevention Act 2007, which includes police investigative powers and a framework for councils to remove graffiti from private property.
Removing graffiti is estimated nationally to cost more than $2 billion.
From 1 July 2025 the council will have a series of direct graffiti removal and building maintenance contracts in place, with a variety of contractors handing building maintenance as well as in-house trades teams. The remaining service contracts relating to building maintenance are planned for tendering over the coming six months.
Details of the first three building maintenance tenders are available at tenderlink.com/mornpen, along with information needed to make a submission. Submissions close at 3pm on Wednesday 11 October.