Graffiti Removal Day

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Davidson residents can roll up their sleeves and participate in Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, 21 October 2018.

“I encourage locals to volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day and spread the word so we can maintain our beautiful public spaces,” said Mr O’Dea.

Roughly 120,000m2 of graffiti has been removed since Graffiti Removal Day first began in 2012, which equates to $8.8 million in savings for private owners and the government.

The number of Graffiti Removal Day volunteers across NSW has increased from 597 in 2012 to over 1,800 in 2017. Last year, 428 sites benefited from graffiti clean-up, a significant expansion from the 100 targeted sites in Graffiti Removal Day’s first year.

Attorney General Mark Speakman thanked the NSW community for working together to reduce graffiti in all corners of the state.

“Tougher penalties for graffiti appear to be making a difference, with 5,698 incidents of graffiti reported by NSW Police between July 2017 and June 2018 – down from 9,926 six years ago,” Mr Speakman announced.

Penalties for graffiti vandalism include up to 12 months’ imprisonment and bans on the possession of spray cans by young people without a lawful excuse.

To volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day or nominate a clean-up site, visit www.graffitiremovalday.org.au