Is the Council responsible for removing Graffiti on my property?
The Council is not responsible for removing graffiti from private property. This remains the responsibility of the property owner. Under the new Graffitti Management Act, the Council may remove graffiti on private property when it can be done so by access from a public area. For example this might occur in a park where a wall or of a private building or a fence bordered the park or other public space . In this case, the Council could legally remove the graffiti provided that it didn’t enter upon the private property and did so from the park or other accessible land adjoing the grafitti. However, while Council will be allowed to remove graffiti in this way it does not have an obligation to do so.
This consultation has concluded.