Graffiti removal day – taking pride in your community

Residents in Lake Macquarie City have the opportunity to show some love to their community by volunteering to help clean up the City on Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 21.

Council’s Acting Manager Community Planning, Andrew Bryant, said Graffiti Removal Day is about taking pride in our local community, while helping to tackle the problem of graffiti vandalism.

“Council strives to make our neighbourhoods and urban centres inviting spaces for the whole community to enjoy, and no one likes to see unsightly graffiti vandalism get in the way of this,” Mr Bryant said.

“Not only is graffiti vandalism costly and time consuming to remove, it can make local residents feel unsafe in their own community.

“With Graffiti Removal Day coming up on October 21, I would encourage everyone to get out and about, volunteer some time and help keep our public spaces looking their best.”

Council through its Graffiti Hotspot Program will be targeting both the Grey Street, Swansea pedestrian underpass, and infrastructure boarding the Hunter Water Canals through the central business district of Cardiff.

Last year’s event was a great success with all volunteers removing over 30,000sqm of graffiti from across NSW.

To volunteer or nominate a site in your community visit graffitiremovalday.org.au