Businesses and Public Areas
The Village Graffiti Reduction Program funds the removal graffiti from businesses and public areas in the Lane Cove LGA. This program aims to maintain the ambience of the main village precincts by ensuring graffiti is removed promptly, reducing adverse economic impact on Lane Cove businesses and the community. Graffiti is removed at no cost to the business however the graffiti must be able to be accessed from a public place (accessible from the street etc.).
Prompt reporting of graffiti vandalism leads to prompt graffiti removal, which in turn can reduce the likelihood of more graffiti vandalism.
Complete this form to report graffiti from your business premise or a public area. The Village Graffiti Reduction Program is a sustainability levy funded initiative.
Complete this form to report graffiti on Council property.
Public Areas (not owned by Council)
For removal of Graffiti in other public areas please contact the relevant agency:
- oOh! Media Bus Shelter - 1800 501 402
- Australia Post, Property Management -131 318
- Sydney Water, Property Management - 9350 5111
- Ausgrid - 1300 306 541 or 9269 4747
- State Transit Authority, Ryde Depot - 9941 6814
- Telstra - 4645 4966
- Service NSW Graffiti Hotline - 1800 707 125
If the graffiti is on private property, products and advice are available at hardware stores to remove graffiti. The quicker that the graffiti is removed, the easier it is to remove. The NSW Government website has suggestions for removing graffiti from your property – with recommendations for removal from painted surfaces, bare or raw surfaces and from glass and synthetics. In addition to prevent Graffiti you may wish to consider using appropriate plants which cover areas to minimise the opportunity for Graffiti.
Council does not recommend any individual business, the following graffiti removal companies can be contacted:
- Grafitti Clean - 1300 311 322
- Hydra-Wash - 1300 885 145
- The Graffiti Eaters - 1300 305 307
Should you witness an offence being committed, please call Chatswood Police on 9411 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A copy of Councils Graffiti Register from August 2021 to August 2022 can be found here.