Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

With apologies that Council has failed to remove graffiti in four months along the Greenways Path and recognising the State Government through DPTI have, well over a much longer time not looked like touching the graffiti inside the corridor you could be excused for thinking that your suburb Black Forest is about to become a slum.

I am embarrassed that I never followed up my request to remove graffiti along the greenways that dates back to late May. Relying on our admin to respond in reasonable time proved a mistake on this occasion. I apologise for this.

I am speaking with our senior management about our failure to do something about this on two fronts. The first clearly is getting rid of the current layer of graffiti. The second is to determine a plan going forward fro managing the inevitable re-occurrence.

This is surely going to be a battle that we together will need to wage against those with a propensity to destroy your  residential amenity.

A graffiti watch seems to me to be the obvious first step and that is having you being on the front line reporting any graffiti that may appear in future to a contact that has the ability to get quick and immediate action. That may even require local residents volunteering to be the revivalists.

If you have thoughts on this please let me know and I can include them in my discussions with management.

As far as the governments role is concerned Jennie & I plan to go back and seek Steph’s input. When we do I will be also pushing for them (DPTI) to remove their weds before and without killing our new vegetation along Parker Terrace.