Graffiti and illegal rubbish dumping
The Shire encourages residents and visitors to help keep our environment clean and litter free. Rangers are authorised to issue fines to offenders.
Graffiti is the deliberate act of marking words or images on property without the permission of the owner. Graffiti may involve writing, drawing or marking surfaces, commonly with spray cans or felt tip pens; or scratching surfaces with sharp instruments. Types of graffiti may range from single instances of ‘tagging’ – where the vandal writes their ‘signature’ – to more elaborate ‘mural’ style works that may also incorporate a signature. Commonly targeted surfaces include fences, walls, buildings, vehicles and signage. Vandals may target public or private properties. If your property is vandalised, please contact the Police.
It is important to distinguish between illegal graffiti and commissioned works of ‘urban’ or ‘street’ art that are carried out with the permission of the property owner. Such artworks can even assist in deterring illegal graffiti.
Illegal Rubbish Dumping
People caught illegally dumping waste in bushland areas or on road verges will receive a $200 on the spot fine, and could also face prosecution and incur a fine of up to $1,000.
Help keep our environment pristine by:
- depositing all litter in bins
- not depositing commercial or domestic waste in public litter bins
- ensuring all goods carried on trailers, utes and trucks are covered and properly secured
- ensuring building site waste does not affect road verges and neighbouring properties
- not removing shopping trolleys from shopping centre car parks
- reporting abandoned vehicles
Abandoned vehicles are held for 60 days. If the legal owner does not claim their vehicle during this period it may be disposed of in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995.