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Vandals damage new brick walls along the Terrace

DESTROYED: Broken tiles edge the path along the Balonne river.
DESTROYED: Broken tiles edge the path along the Balonne river. Contributed

VANDALS damaged the new brick wall along St George's Terrace, between the Australian Hotel and the Visitor Information Centre over the Easter long weekend.

Balonne Shire Mayor, Richard Marsh, said senseless acts such as this, cost ratepayers thousands each year.

"Somebody has kicked the brick cappings off the top of the wall and while some has been saved, many have been broken,

"Council will now have to replace the broken capping and our team will have to repair the rest of the wall, all of which is a cost to our ratepayers,” said Cr Marsh.

Cr Marsh also said that is was not the first act of vandalism the Shire had seen this year.

"We recently also had someone rip bins out of the pavement in Victoria Street - another senseless piece of vandalism.

"Council is liaising with police and will supply any CCTV footage of these crimes,” he said.

"If anyone knows who did either of these senseless acts, please contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000, so Council can recoup some of the repair costs and help reduce the impact on our ratepayers.”


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