Graffiti Management Mural Project - Stage 1 & 2

Graffiti Management Mural Project

Expressions of Interest for multiple mural sites are now closed.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is inviting artists and creatives to apply to design and install a number of murals across our region. Recent funding secured through the NSW Governments Graffiti Management Grant fund will enable 5 repeatedly impacted sites to receive a site-specific artwork installation.

Stage 1 of the program now closed.

  • Site 1 - Buller Street underpass & Site 2 - Gordon Street underpass in the newly completed first stage of the much-anticipated Bicentennial Walkway project from the William Street Bridge to Kooloonbung Nature Reserve.
  • Site 3 - John Downes’ Reserve amenities block is highly visible and utilised amenities block in the John Downes Reserve above Nobby’s and Shelley Beaches. 

Stage 2 of the program now closed.

  • Site 4 - Water Reservoir, via Skyline Place Bonny Hills to design and install a site-specific mural painted onto the concrete surface of the Water Reservoir.
  • Site 5 - Log Wharf Reserve, Telegraph Point bridge pylons to design and install an Indigenous contemporary site-specific mural that will be painted around 4 x concrete pylons.

In May 2022, Council endorsed the Graffiti Vandalism Management Policy that provides an effective framework to prevent, address, reduce and mitigate against graffiti.

Graffiti vandalism has a direct and immediate impact on the community by reducing the social amenity of public spaces, creating visual pollution and leading to increased fear of personal security.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council have found the installation of site-specific artworks a highly effective/successful tool in its bid to deter offenders and improve our streetscapes across the region. The Report, Remove and Reward initiative is another tool in the war against graffiti.