Council approves rapid response approach to graffiti removal

Published on 1 April 2019

Ku-ring-gai will have a team of specialist staff mobilised to deal with graffiti outbreaks in the local area, following a Council decision last week.

A new graffiti policy adopted unanimously at last week’s Council meeting will see a coordinated approach to graffiti removal in Ku-ring-gai using the four principles of prevention, continuous removal, prosecution and education.

A team of specialist staff will be used to remove offensive or noticeable graffiti from public roads and buildings in a rapid response approach to keeping shopping and retail areas graffiti-free.

The removal of graffiti from privately owned properties will be carried out following consent from the owners or occupiers of buildings.

The Council will also work with NSW Police to identify and prosecute perpetrators of graffiti and also develop a community education program to raise awareness of the problem.

Speaking after the meeting, Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the Council was committed to ridding Ku-ring-gai of graffiti and prosecuting those responsible where there was sufficient evidence.

“Graffiti damages property and detracts from the appearance of Ku-ring-gai’s local centres, at a time when the Council is spending a large amount of money on upgrading and beautifying these centres.”

View the new graffiti policy.

  

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