Graffiti Removal Day to be celebrated on 29 October to draw attention to the fight against vandalism
Locals from all over NSW are being encouraged to Love Where We Live by getting involved in Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 29 October 2017.
Graffiti vandalism costs local businesses, households, NSW Government, Parramatta City Council and Blacktown City Council millions of dollars each year. This is money which could be invested into roads, sporting facilities, schools and hospitals.
“Last year across NSW over 1,500 volunteers removed more than 20,500 sq.m of graffiti from 460 sites. We hope this year will be even bigger and better”
“Graffiti Removal Day draws attention to the fight against graffiti vandalism and encourages people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti,” said Jeff Egan.
“Rotary Australia, Scouts Australia NSW, Girl Guides NSW & ACT and the Australian Air Force Cadets are committed to combating graffiti, which is why we are proud to be working with the NSW Government, Graffiti Removal Australia and great sponsors such as Dulux, Selleys and Smart Graffiti on this event,” he added.
“By taking action in your street, your suburb, or your city we can all Love Where We Live by making sure our place one to be proud of. Last year across NSW over 1,500 volunteers removed more than 20,500 sq.m of graffiti from 460 sites. We hope this year will be even bigger and better,” said Egan, encouraging people to get involved the fight against graffiti by volunteering on Sunday 29 October.
Volunteers will be supplied with free cleaning material, paint, safety equipment and training on how to safely remove graffiti. People can register or suggest a clean-up site by completing a form at www.graffitiremovalday.org.au. Those who cannot make it on the Day can still support the event by promoting it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #GRD17 and #LoveWhereWeLive.