Publication date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Graffiti Removal Day is on again this Sunday and community pride will be on show as up to 1,900 volunteers in communities right across NSW pitch in to clean up graffiti vandalism.
The 2017 theme is 'Love Where We Live' and the day is a great opportunity to make a visible contribution to your home town.
Attorney General Mark Speakman said that on Graffiti Removal Day, community pride trumps criminals, with community champions vastly outnumbering grubby graffiti gangs.
"I urge everyone to show how much they love where they live by volunteering for Graffiti Removal Day events or nominating clean-up sites in our communities," Mr Speakman said.
If you'd like to get involved in Graffiti Removal Day, you can volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day online. Registration closes on Thursday, 26 October.
All volunteers will be trained and given personal protection equipment (gloves, eye protection and overalls) to use on the day. Adults and children are encouraged to volunteer.
On Graffiti Removal Day 2016, last year, volunteers removed 20,600 square metres of graffiti from more than 460 sites in 57 local government areas in NSW, saving the government and private property owners an estimated $1.4 million.
Find out more about Graffiti Removal Day at www.graffitiremovalday.org.au.
Above: Graffiti Removal Day 2017 is this Sunday, 29 October.
Find out more at graffitiremovalday.org.au.