Council to fund graffiti removal service

Published on 9 August 2017

Ku-ring-gai Council has reached agreement with Turramurra Rotary to provide funding for volunteers to remove graffiti from private property.

The Council voted this week to approve a five year package of funding to enable the continuation of the graffiti removal service. 

It follows the success of Ku-ring-gai Council funding for graffiti removal by Rotary volunteers in other suburbs such as St Ives, Lindfield and Wahroonga.

Turramurra Rotary will now coordinate all Council funding for local Rotary volunteers to continue removing graffiti from private property across Ku-ring-gai. The Council will continue to clean graffiti from public buildings, roads and footpaths.

Under a memorandum of understanding, annual funding of $12,000 a year will be provided to the club over the next five years to distribute to other Rotary volunteers involved in cleaning up graffiti in Roseville Chase, Wahroonga, St Ives, Lindfield and Turramurra. The Council also thanked Turramurra Rotary for their assistance in getting the program guaranteed for a further five years.

Residents can get more information about the private graffiti removal service at www.turramurrarotary.org.au  

Under the agreement, volunteers will take photos of graffitied areas before they are cleaned to forward to VandalTrak.

VandalTrak is an information sharing website and smartphone app, designed to help police track down and prosecute vandals..

For more information about VandalTrak visit www.vandaltrak.com.au

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au