Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dealing with councils - part III

Our Council is generally on the ball when it comes to dealing with graffiti, but they clearly have some way to go.  From my recent correspondence with them, I have learned that Council staff are encouraged to report graffiti etc, so that it can be cleaned up.

That's a great idea, and I fully support it - but in reality, most Council staff must be walking around with a guide dog.  This photo is of an Energy Australia substation.  That building in the background is the Canada Bay Council chambers.

Here's a side on view of the substation - the graffiti is not that bad, so maybe no one has thought that it is in such a state that it needs reporting yet.

Here's a clearer view of the Council chambers.  You can see the graffiti on the substation from the front steps of the chambers - I've checked.

This is the view of the substation from the Council Chambers side (taken from my car as I was waiting at the lights).

Across the road to the east there is a private property with graffiti along most of the fence facing the Council chambers.  This has been there for some time.

Less than 50 metres away is an RTA control box, covered in graffiti.  That brick building in the background is part of the Council building complex.

About 150 metres up the road is this Telstra exchange, which has been lightly defaced.  It's been much worse than this in the past, but it could still do with a cleanup.

This just goes to show that there is no point in waiting around for "the government" to realise that there is a problem.  You - the citizen - has to tell them about it.  Don't treat it as somebody else's problem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you asked Energy Australia and Telstra and Australia Post if they will let council remove the graffiti from their installations? Maybe council staff are reporting these things and they are not egtting done by these companies