Tuesday October 24, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP is encouraging Mulgoa residents to become local heroes in the fight against graffiti by getting involved in Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 29 October 2017.
Graffiti vandalism costs the NSW Government, local councils, local businesses and households more than $300 million dollars every year.
“Graffiti Removal Day draws attention to the fight against graffiti vandalism and encourages people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti,” Tanya Davies said.
This year’s theme is ‘Love Where We Live,’ which encourages residents to take pride in the appearance and care of their local areas.
“The NSW Government and Rotary clubs throughout NSW are committed to combating graffiti, along with Graffiti Removal Australia and event sponsors such as Dulux, Selleys and Smart Graffiti,” Tanya Davies said.
“Graffiti Removal Day allows local residents to can come together in the fight against graffiti and make a difference to the appearance of their community. It’s time that we all love where we live,” Tanya Davies said.
Now in its fifth year, Graffiti Removal Day volunteers have removed 90,000sqm of graffiti, saving the NSW Government and private owners more than $6.7 million in community service resources.
Last year across NSW more than 1500 volunteers removed 20,000m2 of graffiti from 460 sites.
On the day of the event, volunteers will be supplied with free cleaning material, paint, safety equipment and training on how to safely remove graffiti.
“Those who cannot volunteer on the day can support this great event by promoting it on Facebook or Twitter with the dedicated hashtags #GRD17 and #lovewherewelive,” Tanya Davies said.
Registration and suggestions for clean-up sites can be made via www.graffitiremovalday.org.au.