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Byron Shire appeals for help to track down beach fence vandals

July 23, 2008

Byron Shire Council is seeking the help of the community in identifying vandals responsible for the recent destruction of approximately one kilometre of Dunecare fencing running from Main Beach to Clarks Beach, Byron Bay.

Council’s Manager of Open Space and Recreation, Nigel Greenup, has appealed to the community to assist the council in identifying those people responsible for ‘this senseless attack on community property’.

“Over a kilometre of wire fencing aimed at allowing dunal vegetation to establish has been damaged,” Mr Greenup said.

“It appears as though the wire has been attacked with a large knife or machete, and it has been cut in numerous locations, making repairs extremely difficult. 

“The fencing was undertaken as a co-operative program between Byron Shire Council and the volunteers of the Green and Clean Team.

“It is disappointing to see the efforts of caring community members destroyed by others who obviously don’t care.

“The estimated cost of repairs to the fencing is in excess of $1000, and will take many hours of work by council and volunteers to replace.

“This is a needless cost that council and the community can ill afford.”

Council encourages anyone who witnesses vandalism to community property to report the matter immediately to either Byron Shire Council or the police to allow appropriate action to be taken.

Contact Nigel Greenup, Manager, Open Spaces and Recreation on 026685 9347 or mobile: 0400 475 201.

 

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