Residents urged to remove graffiti on Sunday

13 October 2015

Representatives from the Rotary Club of Albury Hume, AlburyCity and the NSW Government are once again joining forces to run Graffiti Removal Day, a campaign to remove graffiti from Albury on Sunday 18 October.

The cost to AlburyCity for the removal of graffiti from Council's infrastructure was $136,772 in 2014-15, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Around NSW, about 2500 volunteers are expected to remove graffiti from 350 sites.

Local graffiti hotspots to be targeted on Sunday include the old Lavington Library, corner Young St and the Old Highway, Cod Lane, Dean St shops and Buchhorn Lane in Lavington.

Local Rotarian Terry Simmonds encouraged the community to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti.

"Graffiti is a major problem which costs local businesses and households, NSW Government and AlburyCity millions of dollars each year," he said.

"The Rotary Club of Albury Hume is committed to combating graffiti, which is why we are proud to be working with the NSW Government, Albury Council and great sponsors such as Dulux, Selleys, Brookfield Johnson Controls and Smart Graffiti on this event.

"Graffiti Removal Day provides a great opportunity for individuals, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and other organisations to join the fight against graffiti and make a real difference to the appearance of our local community.

"Last year's event was a great success, and we expect this year to be even bigger.

"People can volunteer by completing the form available on the website or by registering on the day."

A list of local clean-up sites are available on the official website www.graffitiremovalday.org.au