Transport teams up to wipe out graffiti in Albury

16 November 2020

Transport for NSW has cemented its commitment to graffiti removal in partnership with Albury City Council, following a clean up of the Hume Highway gantry at South Albury.

Transport for NSW A/ South West Director Jonathan Tasker said the new graffiti register would help identify a more effective way to monitor incidents and notifications in the local Albury area.

“This is a great opportunity for Transport for NSW, Albury City Council and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to work together to ensure graffiti is removed in a more timely manner,” Mr Tasker said.

“Earlier this month, Transport for NSW safely removed the graffiti on the Hume Highway gantry at South Albury.

“The graffiti removal work had been delayed as the requirements needed to access the gantry would have impacted the traffic control set-up for the NSW-Victorian border restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

“Transport for NSW was able to work with NSW Police to allow access for graffiti removal and carrying out cleaning as soon as possible, even while state border restrictions are still in place.

“To remove the graffiti from the gantry, Transport for NSW required access to the gantry through the rail corridor and was able to work closely with ARTC to make this happen.”

Mr Tasker said the graffiti register will be reviewed at monthly meetings between Transport for NSW and Council.

“We will continue to meet with Council monthly to discuss maintenance of the Hume Highway through Albury, as well as work together to discourage graffiti incidents in the first instance,” Mr Tasker said.

To report graffiti in the local community, please contact the NSW Graffiti Hotline on 1800 707 125 or Albury City Council on 6023 8111.

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