War delared on Byron graffiti
Members of Byron Bay’s peak business body, Byron United, have declared war on graffiti and will launch a major clean-up assault this Sunday.
Thanks to a $500 grant from Keep Australia Beautiful NSW’s Graffiti Action Day project, Byron United has bought paint and graffiti remover which members will use to clean up bus shelters in Shirley St, Ewingsdale Rd and Jonson St.
All three shelters have been targeted by graffiti vandals in recent weeks, as have a number of walls around the town.
Byron United spokesman Paul Waters, who spends time on his regular morning walks removing graffiti, said graffiti in the town was an “absolute scourge”.
Mr Waters urged all business owners whose properties had been vandalised to get out on Sunday and remove graffiti.
He said Graffiti Action Day was a great way for people in the town to make a concerted effort to remove it.
Samaya Zakay, from Zakay Glass Creations, also received a $500 grant from Keep Australia Beautiful and she will be out on Sunday removing graffiti from the rear wall of her studio at the Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate.
Samaya urged other business owners on the estate to remove graffiti from their premises.
- Gary Chigwidden