The Gold Coast’s preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is under threat from vandals who have caused a 36% rise in graffiti vandalism (read full article). The Gold Coast City Council has reported that the number of graffiti incidents has increased from 5500 to almost 7500 over the past 12 months, particularly in highly populated Southport and Broadbeach areas.
Hosting events such as the Commonwealth Games has a significantly high cost, which most host cities hope to recoup through international tourism. For this risky strategy to be effective, cleaning, maintenance and new developments are implemented to influence the opinions of visitors as well as those following the games through various media channels.
It’s times like this that a well-rounded graffiti prevention strategy is crucial for the community as a whole. This starts in schools with educational programs, involves security cameras, strategic wall art, anti-graffiti coatings and rapid removal of graffiti from building owners and local government, and harsher penalities from the judiciary system to deter offenders.
If you have become a victim of Graffiti vandalism in the Gold Coast or surrounding areas, contact the Graffiti Eaters. We are Australia’s first graffiti removal specialist with over 40 years’ experience in protecting the assets of retailers, banks, schools, local government and homeowners.