ONE councillor has called for a new "legal graffiti" area to be designated in the city once the old skate park has been torn down.
Russell Webb said the old skate-park on Peel Street has been open for artists to give graffiti a go and had helped reduce unwanted vandalism elsewhere.
The council has signalled it will demolish the old rink with the successful opening of the $1.7 million facility at Viaduct Park.
The new facility doesn't have a graffiti area and Cr Webb, who is the chairman of the crime prevention working group, said the option could not be lost.
There are plans to raze the old skate park and build a long-vehicle car park on the site.
There is currently another legal graffiti precinct in the CBD with a designated wall on Solander Drive near the Riverside playing fields.
The crime prevention group will look into whether a new legal precinct for the city is needed.
Between March and June this year, the council spent $1135 removing graffiti from various locations in the region.