Racism has reared its ugly head in Mandurah this week.
Two swastikas and a white power slogan were drawn with spray-paint on a Vend Property land lease sign on Pinjarra Road.
The swastikas are nearly a metre tall.
Pinjarra Road is a major road in the Peel region with thousands using it every day.
Mandurah officer in charge Stephen Thompson said he was not in a position to comment on the graffiti at this point in time.
But he described all graffiti as a “scourge” on the community.
“We ran a graffiti operation last week,” he said.
“Graffiti cost the state of WA more than $20m last year.
“It affects businesses and it affects people and can lead to people having a certain impression of an area.”
Vend property’s Jeff Klopper said the signage will be cleaned up.
“We’re aware we’d be hit quite hard with graffiti down there,” he said.
“There’s obviously not enough for kids to do in Mandurah.”
The white power movement is described as a belief that white people are a race and people who identify with this believe in a white nation.
Australia had its own “white” policy which was semi-official into the 1950s.
It showed a preference towards immigrants from European countries in an effort to maintain Australia’s British character.
Anyone with information on this graffiti or other graffiti should call Crime Stoppers.