Council pays to remove grafitti from main street
“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.