Kylie Knight has had enough of people rubbishing Bomaderry.
After this week's graffiti attack on the town was televised, Ms Knight said she was sick of politicians and and candidates using the suburb as a political platform.
"Yes, the graffiti was a terrible thing," she said.
"But to see would-be politicians use this as a platform on tv damages the hard work done by people on the ground to improve things."
Ms Knight is a member of Bomaderry Community Inc, a community organisation working to improve the area.
The group has hosted community workshops, decorated the streets for Christmas and advocated for new footpaths, better street lighting and a safe crossing.
Public art by local artists has been installed, as well as a community garden.
"The guys here in Bomaderry are pissed off," she said.
"We deserve pride, and we get [tv] coverage like that when we don't even know if the person who did the graffiti is local."
Ms Knight said the Bomaderry community was creative, resilient and generous.
"When the bushfires happened, there were people living in social housing donating blankets to people who had evacuated from further south," she said.
"The people in Bomaderry are the best."
Bomaderry Community Inc is a non-partisan, non political community group.
Ms Knight said the community wanted to see a real commitment to a long-term plan to revitalise the area from all levels of government, not grandstanding.
"Maybe if the lighting in Meroo Street was better, or the security camaeras worked, the graffiti wouldn't have happened," she said.
"Enough is enough."