Volunteers help clean up Moree on Graffiti Removal Day

WITH paint brushes in hand, a small but dedicated team of volunteers gathered over the weekend for Graffiti Removal Day, targeting the fence on the east side of Cooee Park – between Cooee Street and Jones Avenue.


Graffiti Removal Day volunteers included Mary and Leo Reiner, Dwayne Singh, Jo Sweedman, John and Jeni Bruno, Murray and Hayden Amos, Steven McCall, Matari Walker, Mark Connolly and Elisha, Justin, Morgan and Beau Bridge as well as an enthusiastic team of kids helping out over the weekend.

Moree Plains Shire Council joined forces with the NSW Government, Rotary Down Under and sponsors Dulux, Selleys, Brookfield Johnson Controls and Smart Graffiti to highlight the problem of graffiti vandalism and to encourage people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti.

Event organiser, council’s environment and compliance assistant Elisha Bridge, said Graffiti Removal Day provided a great opportunity for individuals, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and other organisations to join the fight against graffiti and make a real difference to the appearance of our local community.

“All the volunteers were provided with training, graffiti removal equipment and protective gear, and were sent to work,” Mrs Bridge said.

“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.

“Special thanks to all of the volunteers and to the local youth that attended and assisted on the day,” she said.

Mrs Bridge also made mention of Moree Rotarians Steve Harris and Mary and Leo Reiner for their assistance with registering the site and collecting all of the paint needed from the local supplier Mitre 10.

Media Release November 8, 2016