$127,830 taken from criminals to help clean up graffiti in Hume City Council

Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell congratulated Hume City Council for receiving $127,830 to combat graffiti in Hume. The grant was recently announced by Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare, and is funded from money stripped from criminals. “This project will make a big difference. The funding will be used to reduce graffiti on highly visible public infrastructure across Hume,” Mr Clare said.
“I congratulate Hume Council and their partner organisation the Salvation Army Crossroads for receiving this funding and look forward to the project being implemented.” Ms Vamvakinou said.
Minister for Justice Jason Clare said the money from the Proceeds of Crime Fund will go to 26 projects run by councils and community partners across Australia to help them fight graffiti.“Graffiti is the scourge of a lot of local communities. This money will help local councils with great ideas to help clean it up and prevent it coming back.”
“Projects include graffiti clean-up crews, improved lighting, Closed Circuit Television (CCT), rapid removal projects and anti-graffiti education and prevention programs.
The Proceeds of Crime Fund enables money confiscated under Commonwealth laws to be used for crime prevention. The Government recently provided about $3 million in funding under the Proceeds of Crime Act to crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence, and Police and Communit