Prevention and community liaison
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles are effective ways to prevent graffiti.
Examples of CPTED principles include:
- limited access through fencing
- effective use of plants and vegetation
- maintaining clear sight lines
- ensuring no natural ladders exist
- texture and colour of walls, buildings and assets.
Support for community and businesses
Brisbane City Council provides businesses, community groups and residents support, information and advice in order to work together to address graffiti.
Council removes graffiti from their buildings or structures within five working days of reporting. For offensive or high profile graffiti, removal is within one working day.
On private property, the property owner or occupier is responsible for graffiti removal. Although Council may require removal of graffiti, we will work with property owners and provide removal support through advice, information and materials.
For more information you can read Council's graffiti management for small business guide or download: