City of Gosnells teams up with police to teach school kids about risks of graffiti

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CITY of Gosnells’ Safe City team joined forces with the police to teach school kids about the risks of graffiti.

Operation Quadrangle, a special metropolitan police operation, involved 370 students across Yule Brook College, Bletchley Park Primary School, St Munchin’s Catholic Primary School and Orange Grove Primary School.

The program discussed the dangers of vandalism and the potential consequences one could suffer if convicted.

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It also showed students the effects it could have on their future, in terms of overseas employment or travel.

The program came as the City of Gosnells council passed a motion to exercise new powers granted to them by the New Graffiti Vandalism Act 2016.

The Act provides local government with powers to ask for the removal of graffiti from a private property, even if the graffiti was created with the owner’s consent.