Sunday 29th October was Annual Graffiti Removal Day. Locals from all over NSW got involved in “Love Where We Live” by volunteering to help remove graffiti.
Graffiti vandals cost our state millions of dollars each year. It effects local businesses, households, the NSW Government and Local Councils. This is money which could be invested into roads, sporting facilities, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure.
“Graffiti Removal Day draws attention and awareness to the fight against graffiti vandalism. It encourages people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti”. Said UMS’ Contract Manager, Dominic Walsh.
The City of Sydney Council and Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) are committed to combating graffiti. UMS helped coordinate four sites on Pitt Street and George Street within the Sydney CBD. These were areas that had been targets for graffiti for some time. Each site was supervised by a member of staff who coordinated the volunteers. UMS’ staff also assisted in painting out the graffiti.
The day was a huge success with 18 enthusiastic volunteers arriving. Helping in the massive task to remove over 400 metres of graffiti without incident. Volunteers showed a positive attitude and delivered a high level of workmanship.
UMS looks forward to continuing our involvement with Graffiti Removal Day. And helping make next year’s event bigger and better than ever.