Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

Call For Community To Join Fight Against Graffiti

Monday October 14, 2013

Tanya Davies, Member for Mulgoa, is calling on residents to get involved in what promises to be the biggest ever Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday,
20 October 2013.

“People can participate in two ways: by nominating sites now that need cleaning up, and by lending a hand in the clean-up on 20 October” Tanya said.

Community groups like The Scouts and the Girl Guides, as well as the Australian Men’s Shed Association (NSW Branch) have joined forces with the NSW Government and Rotary Down Under, organisers of Graffiti Removal Day.

“I encourage sporting clubs, businesses, community groups, local councils and individuals to support this worthwhile cause and volunteer their time in the fight against graffiti.” said Tanya Davies.

Last year over 520 volunteers took part in Graffiti Removal Day, clearing more than 8,100 square metres of graffiti across NSW.

“A strong turn-out on 20 October will send a powerful message to the graffiti vandals that our community is united in the fight against graffiti and will not tolerate such criminal and destructive activity.” Tanya said.

In its latest round of grants the NSW Government awarded more than $530,000 to help communities target graffiti hotspots by redesigning the environment to deter graffiti vandalism.

The Department of Attorney General and Justice also funds the NSW Graffiti Hotline (1800 707 125) which helps fast track graffiti removal year round.

Rotary Down Under will ensure people who volunteer on Graffiti Removal Day are provided with training, graffiti removal equipment and protective gear.

For more information, registration or nomination of clean-up sites go to  www.graffitiremovalday.org.au  

Graffiti Removal Day will be held on Sunday, 20 October 2013 between 10am and 4pm.