Organisers of a city wide working bee over the weekend are hoping to make similar public clean-ups a regular occurrence.
300 hundred volunteers donated their time and resources to cleaning up graffiti and repairing vandalism across the city, in what is planned to be a quarterly event.

Newcastle MP Tim Owen took part in the clean-up, and says almost 300 people participated, contributing to well over $15 000 worth of repairs.

Teams helped paint over graffiti on Hunter Street, restore a vandalised chicken coop at the Mayfield East Public School and brighten up the canteen at Newcastle High.