Racist graffiti remained on Ballajura sign for more than a week

Racist remarks have now been removed from the Lakeshore Estate sign. Picture: David Baylis
Racist remarks have now been removed from the Lakeshore Estate sign. Picture: David Baylis

RACISM and homophobia have reared their ugly head in a suburb northeast of Perth this week.

The City of Swan took more than a week to remove the racist and homophobic graffiti which said “yellow n****r fag” from a sign in Ballajura.

The racist and homophobic slogan was written in yellow spray paint.

This isn’t the first time racists have attacked a wall in the City of Swan last year swastikas were painted on another wall.

A Ballajura resident contacted Community News to report the graffiti, which was spotted on a Lakeshore Estate sign on the corner of Lakeshore Close and Marangaroo Drive.

He said he contacted the City on May 2 and was advised it was “on the list” to be removed.

Community News photographed the graffiti and approached the City about the vandalism.

Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the City was made aware of the graffiti and confirmed it was removed on Friday afternoon.