The war on graffiti is going hi-tech with a new purpose-built mobile phone application designed to give people the power to report graffiti anywhere in the state at the touch of a button.
Launching the App today, Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said it would mobilise community minded locals against graffiti like never before.
“We vowed to clean up graffiti and empower communities to solve local problems and we are delivering on that promise,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“By developing this App, we’re hoping to get a younger generation of crime fighters involved in keeping their streets clean.
“The App allows anyone with an android phone or iPhone to pinpoint the precise location of graffiti on a map, upload a photo and text the wording to Crime Stoppers in one short and simple process.
“The information will then be processed by Crime Stoppers and sent to the local council where the graffiti has been located.”
Mr Crisafulli said the App and the GraffitiSTOP initiative was part of the Newman Government’s push to get tough on crime after years of inaction and provide clean and safe streets for Queensland families.
“It takes only a couple of minutes to help turn the tide against graffiti vandals and I urge everyone who cares about their community to join in the fight.”
The App has been developed by Global GBM, specialised in developing mobile information systems.
Crime Stoppers Queensland CEO Trevor O’Hara said GraffitiSTOP was a popular tool among Queenslanders.
“The new App is an innovation that will make reporting graffiti even easier and more accessible,” Mr O’Hara said.
“It’s another opportunity for the people of Queensland to help keep our streets graffiti-free.”
GraffitiSTOP is part of the Newman Government’s Safer Streets and Crime Action Plan.
The App is available free from the App Store for both Android and iPhones.
GraffitiSTOP: 1300 472 334 (6am to 6pm Monday to Fridays excluding Public Holidays)