Woman to face charge for graffiti

THE Byron Bay business community and police are working together to crack down on graffiti in the area.

Inspector Greg Jago from Tweed/Byron LAC said there had been an increase in the amount of graffiti in the town and police were working in partnership with the town's business chamber, Byron United, to counter the problem.

"Byron United are taking action against unlawful art on the streets as it's seen as detrimental to the streetscape of the town," Insp Jago said.

"If you are considering placing a design or drawing on a building or structure you must have the owner's permission or you are committing an offence."

Byron Bay police arrested a young woman at the weekend after she admitted to graffitiing the surf club and a bin in front of the Fresh Cafe on Jonson St.

She was charged under Graffiti Legislation Amendment Act 2012.

In NSW, all graffiti on public and private property, unless the property owner has given permission, is a crime punishable by imprisonment, community service orders or fines of up to $2200.



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