Community Vandalism Tackled on Graffiti Day
Almost twenty volunteers spent last Sunday morning removing graffiti from Doctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge, the Tourist Information Centre, Bypass and Railway bridge walkway and the walls near Moree’s skate park.
Council’s Environment and Compliance Manager, Dane Graham was impressed by the enthusiasm of the Graffiti Warriors to make a real difference to the appearance of our local community.
“I am very proud of those who gave up their Sunday to help fight graffiti. It’s always inspiring to see people who are prepared to walk the walk, rather than talk the talk”.
“The great thing is, the work the volunteers do is immediately evident. Gone are the unsightly tagging and vandalism – what remains are repainted walls, fences and buildings.”
“It is a great way to beautify our community,” he said.
Along with the Graffiti Warriors, Moree Plains Shire Council joined forces with the NSW Government, Rotary Down Under and sponsors – Dulux, Selleys, Brookfield Johnson Controls, Smart Graffiti and Graffiti Removal Australia to run the campaign to highlight the problem of graffiti vandalism and encourage people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti.
“Special thanks to all of the volunteers and to the local youth that attended and assisted on the day,” said Mr Graham.
Mr Graham also acknowledged the assistance of Steve Harris and Rotary for their ongoing support to the Graffiti Removal Day cause and for their assistance with registering the site and collecting all of the paint from the local supplier Mitre Ten.
Moree’s Graffiti Warriors gave up their Sunday to help fight graffiti from Doctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge, the Tourist Information Centre, Bypass and Railway bridge walkway and the walls near Moree’s skate park.