- Wednesday 23 September 2015
Council is pleading with the community to keep an eye out for vandals intent on damaging the region’s coastline, parks and community environmental works.
The plea comes following two recent incidents at Marcoola and Mountain Creek.
Council’s Coastal Coordinator Michael Anderson said Council often saw an increase in vandalism at beaches and parks during holiday periods.
“Recently, some newly planted small trees were damaged at Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek, and two nights ago infrastructure at Beach Access 106 at Marcoola was vandalised,” Mr Anderson said.
“Newly installed beach rehabilitation works were destroyed with poles removed, fencing cut and signs ripped out.
“Even more upsetting was to find 330 saplings - recently planted by volunteers - had been pulled out.
“Council and local community groups invest a huge amount of time, money and effort into making the Sunshine Coast a beautiful place and protecting our environment.
“Vandals put all that great work to waste and ultimately the ratepayers are the ones who pay.
“We ask the community to help combat these senseless acts of destruction and help police apprehend these criminals by reporting suspicious behaviour to Policelink on 131 444.”