Coun­cil pays to re­move grafitti from main street

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

“VERY dis­ap­pointed.” This was how Whit­sun­day mayor Jennifer Whit­ney felt on learn­ing about grafitti on part of the newly up­graded Air­lie main street last weekend.

“I think the com­mu­nity is so proud of what we’ve got here and it is ba­si­cally heart-break­ing to see that this is oc­cur­ring,” she said.

To make mat­ters worse, Cr Whit­ney said the por­ous sur­face of the wall at the Air­lie Cres­cent sec­tion of the Water­son Way round­about made the paint ex­tremely hard to re­move.

“We will prob­a­bly need to paint that wall with some sort of paint that makes it eas­ier to get that garbage off,” she said.

When asked who would foot the bill for the graf­fiti re­moval, Cr Whit­ney said at this stage “we have to, be­cause we don’t have any in­for­ma­tion on who’s ac­tu­ally done this”. “It’s a shame,” she said. “The up­graded main street has cost the com­mu­nity greatly. We’re so ex­cited with what has been de­liv­ered and we hope the com­mu­nity will keep a look-out for this be­cause this is not what we want to see in this par­tic­u­lar area – it’s just not on.”

TAGGED: The newly con­structed wall at the round­about where the Air­lie Beach main street joins Water­son Way, was graf­fi­tied last weekend.

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