Your say on our draft graffiti management policy

Aims to have illegal graffiti quickly removed while allowing creative self-expression and community information through street art.

Project Status: Open for feedback

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Why we’re doing this

Our graffiti management policy was adopted in May 2018 and is now due for review. The aim of the policy is to minimise incidents of illegal graffiti on public and private property through prompt removals, while providing legitimate avenues for creative self-expression and community information and artwork or street art.

The current policy describes our graffiti maintenance, prevention and enforcement. It also describes how our communities can display art, posters and notices.

Key elements of the policy:

  • Details of graffiti removal zones, emergency removals and owner consent requirements including the removal of bill posters.
  • Prevention through our work with the NSW Attorney General & Justice’s Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design program.
  • How the City of Sydney and other authorities may enforce graffiti offences and relevant laws.
  • Our public art program, murals and street art, guidelines for erection and removal of election posters, posters and notices in the community interest and guidelines for use of poster pillars.

Changes to the draft policy

  • Updates to reflect the current service
  • Updates to allow consultation with stakeholders regarding its use
  • Defines character precincts
  • Procedures for City of Sydney managed parks and open spaces
  • Removal of one poster pillar location in Haymarket following road alterations by Transport for NSW to accommodate the light rail
  • Minor administrative and word changes.

The policy applies throughout our local area.

Download the draft policy

Draft graffiti management policyPDF · 942 KB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 17 October 2022.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

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