Council quickly covers ‘Chloe by the Beach’ on Thirroul’s ‘Great Wall’

graffiti thirroul pool July 2020 wcc

AS quickly as an anonymous graffiti artist went to work on Thirroul’s ‘Great Wall’, creating what could have become the seaside suburb’s own ‘Chloe by the Beach’, just as fast, the mural had vanished.

A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said it didn’t appreciate the “art work” on what is considered “a heritage precinct” and, on Monday, had painted over the graffiti.

“While we appreciate some might view this graffiti as more creative and artistic than a tagging incident, this is graffiti and it’s not the location for such imagery,” the spokesperson said.

“That’s why our crews have gone onsite and painted over the imagery.”






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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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