Council push to reduce illegal graffiti

tagging WyongGraffiti removal around the Coast is a Council priority in 2020.

Central Coast Council will continue to work closely with the community and police in 2020 to reduce illegal graffiti across the region.

Council’s Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said free graffiti removal kits were still available. “It’s important to remember that graffiti is an act of vandalism and should be reported directly to police via the Police Assistance Line on 131 444,” Vaughan said.

“Removing graffiti as quickly as possible not only makes the process much easier, it reduces the likelihood that offenders will recommit.

“Free graffiti removal kits are available at all our libraries and our customer service centres. “The kits provide the chemicals and equipment needed to remove graffiti from your own property or, with permission, the properties of friends and neighbours.

“Council is responsible for the removal of graffiti on our facilities and we encourage community members to notify Council if they observe graffiti on any of our properties.” Mayor Lisa Matthews said wiping out illegal graffiti across the Central Coast was a top priority.

“Graffiti can affect business, tourism, neighbourhood amenity and safety which is why we need to work together with police, businesses and the community to stamp it out,” Cr Matthews said. “We all have a part to play by reporting it when we see it and if it is on your own property you can pick up a free kit and remove it straight away.”

To receive a graffiti removal kit, residents and business owners must be aged over 18 and show proof of address.

Source: Media release, Jan 13 Central Coast Council