Welcome to No Graffiti
Graffiti is the words, colours and shapes drawn or painted on buildings, fences, trains and other surfaces.
According to the Summary Offences Act 1981 graffiti is the act of a person damaging or defacing any building, structure, road, tree, property or other thing by writing, drawing, painting, spraying or etching on it, or otherwise marking it -
- Without lawful authority; and
- Without the consent of the occupier or
owner or other person in lawful control.
Graffiti is an act of vandalism that costs thousands of dollars to remove or cover every year.
Graffiti vandalism or tagging is a community problem which can lower property values.
It suggests that the neighbourhood doesn't care or isn't able to cope with the problem. If graffiti is left it creates an environment where other vandalism and more serious crimes such as burglary and assault may occur.
A strong community response sends a clear message to those involved in tagging that "We will not accept this here!"