8 Keys To A Graffiti Free And Vibrant Toongabbie
What is going on with Toongabbie
For many years 3 councils have been in control of maintaining and developing Toongabbie. Some are resourced better than others and they are even talking about amalgamating Holroyd with Parramatta.
This has presented many problems such as the left hand not talking to the right hand for many things such as coordinating community initiatives and town planning.
What needs to happen in Toongabbie
It all starts with looks! It is a proven fact that streets that look better will maintain and always get higher house prices. So it is completely logical the first step is to have a graffiti removal and prevention plan for the whole Toongabbie area, but this is harder than you might think as the councils don’t coordinate themselves.
You may be thinking “this is all the councils job”. Well yes, and no. We have a part to play as well or nothing will get done!
For example, in Holroyd council it is the responsibility of the business owner to remove graffiti and on top of all that they don’t even have the resources to remove it if they had permission.
To truly combat graffiti and have lasting change, Toongabbie business owners, all 3 councils, finance and locals need to come together under one 12-month graffiti removal plan. Without this nothing will change and we will not see gentrification in Toongabbie.
There has been some attempts to do this but it failed. Such as, a plan to create a heritage look and feel around the shops. The plan was around the theme of us being the 3rd settlement of Australia. The history that is hidden in Toongabbie can be unlocked but it needs a key and some old fashioned elbow grease.
How does the unlocking start
It’s starts with you and a desire for Toongabbie to change for the better. We no longer need to be apathetic about this area as there are some simple steps you can do with little effort.
Step 1) Do your mowing regularly and clean rubbish from the road on your property.
Step 2) When on walks say g’day or smile to people when you walk past.
Step 3) Join the Toongabbie NSW facebook page and chat to locals
Step 4) Report graffiti to the police (Police Assistance Line on 131 444).
Step 5) Report graffiti to the hotline (graffiti reporting free call 1800 707 125)
Step 6) Shop local including the Toongabbie markets (first Sunday of every month)
Step 7) Sign petition for the Toongabbie station upgrade
Step 8) Call politicians and request graffiti removal and murals to be done in heavily graffiti locations
Who is stepping up to do this?
Well local businesses are. All the local Toongabbie businesses have formed the “Toongabbie business chamber” and are working with businesses to make Toongabbie a better place, but they can’t do it alone. They need you to follow these simple steps.
If you would like to do more and help out where you can you can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org As there is much more work to be done to make Toongabbie a vibrant place.
About Jhai Mitchell
Jhai is an award winning Internet Marketing Real Estate Agent for Elders Toongabbie and Kings Langley. After running his own internet marketing business he has now set his own sites for the real estate industry. He observed that 90% of real estate agents did not know how to market themselves online. Jhai is now fixed on one goal. To teach real estate agents that they can market online so much better than they currently are.
Since then he has been consistently quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Real Estate Business online. He is a regular guest blogger on TheHomePage.com.au, sharing his expertise of marketing aspects for the Real Estate Industry. His biggest passions are his wife, martial arts, dogs and most of all property.