Community gets creative to fight graffiti vandalism

29/10/2019

Georges River residents joined forces for Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 27 October 2019, to help to combat the issue of illegal graffiti in the local area.  
 
Matthew Bramston, who is employed by Council as an Operations Specialist, designed a preventative mural for the Carss Bush Park Public Amenities Block, which features tiles painted by local school children. 
 
Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said that he is delighted with the community support for the initiative, with hundreds of residents involved. 
 
“I am proud to say that more than 500 children from Blakehurst Public School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, and 75 kids from Council’s Childcare Centres have taken part in the creation of the mural,” said Mayor Greene. 
 
“We are lucky enough to have our very own artist and professional painter at Council, and it was fantastic to see so many people coming together to help bring Matthew’s vision to life on Sunday. 
 
“The annual Graffiti Removal Day event is a fantastic way to get the whole community involved in beautifying the Georges River area and fighting graffiti vandalism. 
 
“The new mural is certainly a colourful addition to Carss Bush Park and is sure to brighten many people’s days for years to come,” added Mayor Greene.  
 
Children and volunteers from the Georges River area attended the event on Sunday, to help put the finishing touches on the mural, and plant vegetation to ‘green up’ the amenities block.  
 
For more information please call 9330 6400. For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.