The QPS will team up with Redland City Council, Bunnings Warehouse, Cleveland Markets, Vandaltrak and two successful graffiti artists in a bid to reduce illegal tagging in the Redlands.
In 2017, these organisations will be working alongside prominent graffiti artists Ben Strand and Sudsy to promote the use of legal art in graffiti form to transform areas of the Redlands impacted by illegal tagging.
Bayside Patrol Group Acting Inspector Dean Anderson said police fully support any initiative that can reduce the incidents of illegal graffiti or tagging of public and private property.
“Wilful damage by graffiti is a serious offence punishable by a term of imprisonment,” Acting Inspector Anderson said.
“It is also an offence for a person to have possession of graffiti implements without excuse and for store owners to sell spray paint to minors.
“If this initiative is able to provide a legal avenue for graffiti artists to show their skills, it can only be of benefit to the area.”
Acting Inspector Anderson said as part of this project, Ben Strand and Sudsy will be demonstrating their talents at the Cleveland Markets (Penny Lane Park, Bloomfield Street) this Sunday, September 18 between 10am and 12pm.
Come down and see the artists in action.
There will also be sand art projects to keep the kids entertained thanks to Bunnings Warehouse at Victoria Point.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.