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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 379..


(5) Legal advice would be obtained on the action Housing ACT should take if a tenant is found to have provided false or misleading information with their application regarding their eligibility for public housing and/or at the time of their allocation of accommodation.

(6) Not applicable.

(7) An applicant or transferee may reapply for housing assistance at any time.

Graffiti

(Question No 1158)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to public areas allocated for graffiti art:

(1) How many public areas have been designated for the practice of graffiti art in the ACT;

(2) Where are these areas located;

(3) Have any other public areas been earmarked for future use as graffiti art spaces, and if so, where are these areas located;

(4) Are there any particular criteria or conditions imposed upon users of public graffiti art spaces, and if so, what are they;

(5) If the answer to (4) above is no, why not.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Fifty nine public areas have been designated for the practice of graffiti art in the ACT.

(2) Please refer to Attachment A for the location of the areas referred to above.

(3) There are numerous other potential graffiti art sites on public assets and these remain to be fully investigated on a case by case basis to ensure that the surface is suited to paint, that the artist's requirements are met and that the proposed works are acceptable to the adjacent community. These limitations mean that it is not feasible to investigate potential sites without the interest of an artist.

(4) Yes, criteria and conditions apply to users of public graffiti art spaces. Artists generally identify potential sites and approach Canberra Urban Parks and Places (CUPP) for approval. Artists are then required to submit an Application to use a public place for community and street art form and adhere to general and special conditions that relate to the production of the artwork. These conditions are listed in Attachment B.


The cooperation of the asset owner is also sought and there is formal consultation with stakeholders when a site is identified. If an artist is unable to suggest a street art site CUPP will refer them to potential sites that suit their requirements.

(5) The answer to (4) above is yes.


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