Volunteers wanted as part of Graffiti Removal Day

Vandalised: The Kogarah Girl Guides building on Station Street is one of the sites nominated as part of Graffiti Removal Day. Picture: John Veage

Vandalised: The Kogarah Girl Guides building on Station Street is one of the sites nominated as part of Graffiti Removal Day. Picture: John Veage

People are being encouraged to volunteer or nominate a site that needs cleaning up as part of Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 30.

Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman Fatima Al-sibai said graffiti costs local businesses, Bayside Council and the NSW Government millions of dollars each year which could be invested into local services.

“Graffiti Removal Day draws attention to the fight against graffiti vandalism and encourages people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti,” she said.

“Graffiti Removal Day is a day where locals can come together in the fight against graffiti and make a real difference to the appearance of our community.

“Last year across NSW over 2000 volunteers removed 21,000m2 of graffiti from 450 sites. We hope this year will be even bigger and better.

“We would encourage everyone to become local heroes in the fight against graffiti by volunteering on October 30.’’ 

Volunteers will be given free cleaning material, paint, safety equipment and training on how to safely remove graffiti.

People can register or suggest a clean-up site by visiting this link.

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