Mr Les Wielinga
Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW
P.O. Box K198, Haymarket 1240
17 July 2008
Dr Mr Wielinga
Cleanup of graffiti along the City West Link
On 13 June, I wrote to you in regard to cleaning up the “back half” of the noise barriers along the City West Link. I am pleased to note that since then, your crews have done a superb job along the residential side of the barriers. The plants have been trimmed, the barriers cleaned of graffiti and the entire area generally tidied up. It is a vast improvement on its previous condition.
Unfortunately, it only took a day or two before tags started to re-appear, but the planting of more creepers along the barrier may take care of that eventually.
I have also noted tags appearing on the side of the barriers facing the road. Your crews seem to be getting rid of them quickly, which is a good thing. The only way someone could spray these tags would be if they walked half a kilometre down the City West Link (presumably at night), or if they stopped their car in a 70km/h zone and jumped out to leave a tag. Either alternative is fraught with danger, and the tags should be removed as rapidly as possible to discourage this senseless behaviour.