MENAI MP Melanie Gibbons, shown removing graffiti in her electorate, said the newly introduced Graffiti Control Amendment Act will make new types of graffiti — such as acid etching and other markings that can't be readily removed — an offence, which will carry a 12-month jail sentence and a fine of $2200.
"As someone who regularly gets involved in cleaning up graffiti I know removing it is a tedious, time-consuming and costly task," she said.
"Clean-up orders will ensure vandals get first-hand experience of the harm and inconvenience they've caused to our community."
She said the community needs to get involved in reporting graffiti.
The Graffiti Hotline: 1800 707 125.