Vanderlin Drive Graffiti Removal Project

NT Government

Over 70 properties in Darwin’s northern suburbs are set to have graffiti removed under a new Government and City of Darwin initiative.

The Territory Labor Government, in partnership with City of Darwin is undertaking the removal of graffiti along fences on two of Darwin’s busiest suburban commuter roads – Vanderlin Drive and Lee Point Road.

The initiative forms part of a recent joint agreement by the Territory Government and City of Darwin to improve amenity and deliver community infrastructure within the Darwin Municipality.

Works will be conducted by Government contractors, and involve a range of treatments including painting over graffiti and replacing shade cloth where applicable.

Nineteen properties on Vanderlin Drive and 56 properties on Lee Point Road have been identified, with works to begin in February.

The graffiti removal initiative forms part of a $1.73 million funding agreement with City of Darwin announced last year, which also includes the delivery of female change rooms at Malak Oval and electronic speed check signs at a number of Darwin schools.

Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:

“The Territory Labor Government’s priority is jobs and this $1.73 million will provide continuing employment opportunities whilst improving infrastructure and amenities for the community.

“We are listening to our community and delivering projects and support where it matters.

“The removal of the graffiti will revitalise Lee Point Road and Vanderlin Drive.”

Quotes from the Member for Wanguri, Nicole Manison:

“As the local member, I have been working hard to get this graffiti removed, so I’m really pleased to see this project get underway.

“It’s so important that we have a well-presented community for everyone to enjoy and getting rid of this graffiti will deliver a great improvement.

“I have been working to get new school zone speed signs to enhance safety for our students at Wanguri and Holy Spirit on Gsell Street, which this grant will also deliver.”

Quotes from City of Darwin Lord Mayor, Kon Vatskalis:

“The graffiti on Lee Point Rd and Vanderlin Drive is a real eyesore and something residents want to see addressed.

“We are happy to partner with the Northern Territory Government to tackle the problem.

“City of Darwin has major plans for this area, including the duplication of Lee Point Rd.

“And this clean-up is part of our overall strategy to improve community infrastructure and beautify our streets.”

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