Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott encouraged locals to ‘Love Where We Live’ by getting involved in Graffiti Removal Day 2017 on Sunday 29 October.
Graffiti vandalism costs the NSW Government, councils, local businesses and households over $300 million each year.
“Graffiti Removal Day draws attention to the fight against graffiti vandalism and encourages people to roll out, grab a paint roller and help remove local graffiti,” said Mr Elliott.
“The NSW Government is committed to combating graffiti, which is why we are proud to be working with community organisations such as Rotary, Scouts Australia, Girl Guides, Surf Life Saving Australia and sponsors such as Dulux, Selleys and Smart Graffiti on this great community event.”
Last year volunteers across NSW removed more than 20,000m² of graffiti from 460 sites in 57 local government areas. That is an area larger than each side of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
“We would encourage everyone to get involved in the fight against graffiti by volunteering on Sunday 29 October,” said Mr Elliott.
“People who volunteer on the day at their local site will be supplied with free cleaning material, paint, safety equipment and training on how to safely remove graffiti.”
Mr Elliott encouraged locals who cannot make it on the day to support this event by promoting it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #GRD17 and #LoveWhereWeLive.
Volunteers are encouraged to register and suggest a clean-up site on Sunday 29 October by visiting www.graffitiremovalday.org.au.