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The cost of projects implemented during 2004/05 follows:

Graffiti management forum for key stakeholders


Establishment of graffiti writer’s consultation group


Legal graffiti art site establishment and management


Murals in bus shelters in graffiti hot spots


Community art resources


Update of ‘Illegal graffiti: Report, Remove, Prevent’ brochure


Colour-in Canberra project planning and development


AUSGR Graffiti removal monitoring system


Regular inspection and rapid removal of illegal graffiti from Urban Services assets


Removal of illegal graffiti from selected private property


Graffiti Removal Youth Training and Employment program


Graffiti Art Workshop (Funded by Community Partnership Project)


(3) This information is not held by Urban Services.

(4) Murals completed on both private and public assets in the ACT have proven effective in limiting illegal graffiti vandalism at that site. A recent example is provided by the graffiti art mural completed in June 2005 as part of the refurbishment of Holt Shopping centre. This site was previously a hotspot for illegal graffiti and since the completion of the mural there have been no further occurrences of illegal graffiti.

The effect of murals in reducing the prevalence of illegal graffiti has also been noted over a longer period at numerous other sites. To provide documented evidence of this effect, the incidence rate of illegal graffiti at murals in two bus stops in Ainslie is being monitored. To date, there has been a 100% reduction in illegal graffiti at these sites compared to similar sites nearby.

Roads—black spots
(Question No 653)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2005:

(1) What steps are being taken to address current “black spots” on roads within the ACT;

(2) What are these current black spots in order of priority (1-10);

(3) How many roundabouts are known “black spots” within the ACT;

(4) What is the time frame to address the problem areas.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Every year, Roads ACT analyses the accidents history for the previous seven years for all intersections in the ACT. Scores are allocated in accordance with the severity of crashes at each location. The total score is then used to rank all intersections in the ACT. The top locations are studied in detail in order to identify a cost-effective improvement. These improvements are then implemented in line with available funding for the ‘Road Safety Improvements’ capital upgrade program.

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