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Hurstville City Council continues anti-graffiti campaign

Posted 7 July 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council is continuing to combat graffiti in the local government area through its anti- graffiti campaign which aims to reduce the incidents of graffiti in our suburbs.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said graffiti is a serious issue, and Council is proactive in removing graffiti

“On average, Council removes approximately 6,400 graffiti tags every year,” he said.

“Unsightly and illegal graffiti has a significant impact on the local streetscape and detracts greatly from the appeal of our local area.

“Council employs two full-time staff to specifically work to remove graffiti in Hurstville City including fences, buildings, and walls that adjoin public open space such as footpaths, laneways, reserves and streets.

“In addition, all graffiti tags are photographed and catalogued as part of a coordinated approach to assist NSW Police with their investigations.

“Council encourages the community to remain vigilant and report any incidents of graffiti to help minimise the effects of graffiti in Hurstville City.

“If you see graffiti in your local area, take the time to report it to Council as soon as possible.

“Council spends in excess of $200,000 each year to remove graffiti throughout the local government area."

Mayor Jacovou said Council also uses innovative ways to help reduce graffiti through the painting of murals on public amenities including Old Parks, Penshurst, Mortdale Railway Station, and more recently, at Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre.

“Council removes offensive graffiti within 24 hours of it being reported and aims to remove all other reported graffiti within three business working days,” he said.

To report any incidents of graffiti for removal, contact Council on 9330 6222.

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