Albury Council wants community advice on how to manage graffiti in the city with its youth council tackling the issue on Clean Up Graffiti Day.
Input is being sought on a new graffiti management plan.
Millions of dollars are spent annually addressing graffiti vandalism.
Albury's Miah Fitzpatrick, 13, learned first-hand how difficult it could be to remove tags.
"We have to start with spraying chemicals on the wall - wearing gloves, suits and glasses for safety - then we get steel wool and scrubbers scrub the wall in circles," she said.
"We repeat that until it's done. The time it takes depend how long it has been sitting there."
The group spent an hour removing tags on the side of a building in Macauley Street.
It's the eighth year in which the Youth Council has been involved in Clean-up Graffiti Day.
Members of the public are usually invited to take part but because of COVID-19, the youth councillors worked on their own on Sunday.
Since Graffiti Removal Day was established in 2012, volunteers have removed 141,000 square metres of graffiti.
Albury Council has an online survey open until April 11 and consultation has been done by the community safety team to find "the balance between managing graffiti vandalism and encouraging street art".
Albury youth mayor Eli Davern said street art improved the amenity of the city and helped reduce tagging.
"During the last youth survey, over 80 per cent of youth respondents said they wanted to see more street art," he said.
"So while we're discouraging tagging in the community, we do really want to see more creative artwork by young people."
IN OTHER NEWS:
Removing graffiti from private property is the responsibility of property owners.
Council provides free graffiti removal kits to help owners remove the vandalism.
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