Greens support street art strategy for Marrickville

Street art in Denison St. Newtown

“Greens on Marrickville Council have been long time advocates for recognising the contribution that street art makes to our vibrant local communities,” Greens Marrickville Candidate Sylvie Ellsmore said today.

Responding to recent media about efforts to heritage list particular long standing street art murals in Newtown Ms Ellsmore said: “Newtown, Enmore, Camperdown and St Peters, along with several other areas, include some beautiful examples of street art that deserve to be protected.”

Marrickville Council has recently supported free public screenings of a documentary about the making of the “I have a Dream Mural” on King Street, which has been a highlight of King Street for 21 years. 

“It is important to recognise that Councils can actively support local residents and businesses in their efforts to prevent graffiti where it is unwanted, at the same time as supporting our thriving local street art scene.”

“It’s about balance,” Greens Candidate Sylvie Ellsmore said today.

Related media articles:

13 August 2012 “Councils brush up their views on preserving heritage-listed street art” at http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/councils-brush-up-their-views-on-preserving-heritagelisted-street-art-20120812-242ve.html

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