I'll say this until I am blue in the face - if you report graffiti on a council asset within the Canada Bay area, you can bet your bottom dollar it will be removed within a few days. Today is Friday. I reported graffiti on this bus shelter (and two others) on Tuesday. It's gone. I don't know when it was removed - today was the first time that I went back since Tuesday. The council turnaround time is impressive - if you report it.
I also noticed this (and other) graffiti in Five Dock Park near the war memorial on Tuesday. I hadn't gotten around to reporting it, when I went back today and found that it was gone.
Same goes for graffiti on the grandstand.
- Another resident has decided to start reporting graffiti as well, and they beat me to it, or
- Council have worked out that these sites are hit often - sometimes weekly - and therefore a weekly patrol by the anti-graffiti truck is a good idea. In other words, council is be pro-active rather than reactive.
Either outcome is good.
I just wish other organisations, like Energy Australia, Telstra, RailCorp and Australia Post would also start taking a pro-active approach to graffiti, rather than sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring.