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Anti Graffiti programs and initiatives

Council runs a number of anti graffiti programs and initiatives including the:

  • 'Respect it Don’t Wreck it' school education program. Nearly 15,000 primary students have participated over the past 4 years. Programs are hoped to restart in Term 3, 2020 following its postponement due to COVID-19.

  • It’s Our Thing Part 3. 3 x street artworks will be installed in 3 laneways in Blacktown City. These are expected to be installed in 2020. Designs can be seen below.


  • Commercial property program. Council employs 2 x staff to remove graffiti from our CBDs, free of charge. Productivity Force contract targets smaller shopping precincts and provides employment opportunities for local young people.

  • Blacktown & Mt Druitt Probation & Parole. Council has a partnership where local offenders remove graffiti, collect litter and mow nature strips. Last financial year, local offenders removed 11,756m2 of graffiti and mowed 603 nature strips.

  • Green Screening. Council has planted kilometres of native shrubs along fence lines to screen out graffiti. Established examples include Hambledon Road, Carlisle Avenue and Jersey Road.

  • Volunteer activities. We provide free materials to residents to remove graffiti from their properties and throughout their neighbourhoods. We have a fully equipped trailer that volunteers can use to conduct larger groups activities. Council also participates in NSW Graffiti Removal Day, where we are the biggest participating Council.

  • Juvenile Justice. Partnership where local young offenders remove graffiti. We also participate in Youth Justice Conferences, a process where a young offender meets with the victim of their crime, and a resolution is made for the young offender to atone for their crime (this is usually graffiti removal work, which we arrange).

Council also conducts a number of other initiatives including:

  • Taskforce Against Graffiti which was established to develop and monitor our Graffiti Management Plan. Download a copy of our Graffiti Management Plan.

  • Volunteer Graffiti Removal Program which provides free graffiti removal materials to residents and volunteer organisations to remove graffiti from residential property.

  • Graffiti Removal Options Team which assist residents to remove graffiti from residential property.

  • Graffiti Help Line which provides graffiti management advice to commercial property owners.

  • Graffiti Removal Team partnerships which utilise offenders from Probation and Parole and Juvenile Justice to remove graffiti throughout the City.

  • Preventative projects that encourage those at risk of graffiti offending with opportunities to develop their artistic skills and participate in legal aerosol art murals.

For further information download the Graffiti Removal, Prevention and Management Handbook(PDF, 9MB) or contact our Senior Coordinator City Image by calling 9839 6000.