Calling All Ku-ring-gai Graffiti Busters

Photo of Alister Henskens at 2015 Grafitti Day
25 October 2016

Roll up your sleeves for a day by volunteering for Australia’s largest graffiti clean-up operation.

That’s the message from Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC, who wants vandals’ tags wiped out on Graffiti Removal Day, this Sunday, October 30.

“There’s no better way of condemning graffiti and showing your pride in Ku-ring-gai than joining this inspiring day of community action,” said Mr Henskens.

“Graffiti is ugly, often offensive and can make people feel unsafe.  We need to get rid of it quickly to deny vandals any satisfaction and we can achieve this in Ku-ring-gai on Graffiti Removal Day.”

“I will be out with a local volunteer graffiti removal team and Sunday and I would encourage anyone who can to join in on the day.

To volunteer, complete the online registration form at www.graffitiremovalday.org.au.

All volunteer graffiti-busters will be provided with training, graffiti removal equipment and protective gear on the day.

Last year, an army of more than 2,000 volunteers removed 21,000m² of graffiti from over 450 sites across NSW saving government and private property owners an estimated $1.4 million.

“Volunteers ranged from Girl Guides to octogenarians which demonstrates graffiti is a problem that impacts all of us in the community,” said Mr Henskens.