Anti-graffiti initiatives Home / Services / Rangers and Security / Graffiti / Anti-graffiti initiatives Page ContentThe City of Stirling has implemented a number of initiatives to assist in reducing and removing graffiti in our community. Find out about more about our antI-graffiti tactics.City of Stirling anti-graffiti tactics Research has shown that one of the most successful strategies for preventing graffiti is to remove it as soon as possible. Graffiti on a wall or building attracts vandalism and more graffiti, which may also spread to other areas. When the work of a graffitist is not on display, then the enjoyment from their crime is reduced. The City of Stirling cleans graffiti on all of its own property and on a number of other assets in the community, and endeavours to remove reported graffiti within 48 hours (24 hours if it is racist or offensive). Current reduction methods in place include:The removal and paint out of graffiti on private and commercial fences and wallsProactive reporting of graffiti by City staffThe implementation of a 'clean streets' approach, which aims to remove graffiti along major roads and streets in the City of Stirling within 48 hoursThe City's security patrols, who assist by acting as a visible deterrent and reporting graffitiSurveillance cameras in graffiti hotspot areasWorking with the police and providing details of graffiti damageEncouraging residents and developers to apply anti-graffiti coatings on walls and to consider different styles of fencing or the installation of shrubs and creepers, which deter graffitiSupporting community volunteers with materials to assist with the reporting and cleanup of graffiti damageUtilising work teams to assist to reduce the problem, in cooperation with the Department of JusticeEducating local primary school students about the costs and effects of graffiti Engaging the community through advertising campaigns aimed at reporting and reducing graffiti.If you would like more information, contact the City's Customer Contact Centre via email or by phone on 9205 8555.