Vandals destroy info centre plants and fixtures

DESTRUCTION: Vandals have destroyed town infrastructure in two incidents in St George in the past fortnight. Town supervisor Chris Dixon with some of the damage along the river.
DESTRUCTION: Vandals have destroyed town infrastructure in two incidents in St George in the past fortnight. Town supervisor Chris Dixon with some of the damage along the river. Contributed

VANDALS have destroyed the exterior of the Visitor Information Centre in St George.

Staff arrived on Friday morning to find plants around the VIC had been ripped up and left along the footpath, and a new information board had been scratched.

Balonne Shire Mayor Richard Marsh said it was disappointing that the centre had been targeted.

"Our VIC is one of our shire's premier tourist stops and to have this sort of senseless damage caused is very disappointing and doesn't reflect well on the majority of our residents who are proud of this town,” he said.

The visitor information sign was updated only three weeks ago and could cost up to $10,000 to fix.

"Council employees found the uprooted plants and re-planted them,” Cr Marsh said.

"I understand vandals also etched their names into the freshly poured concrete footpath along the river foreshore.

"There are some in our community who think it's fun to do this, but I assure you council takes a very dim view on acts of vandalism to community property as it costs our community to fix it.”

A spate of further incidents occurred later in the week, with capping bricks ripped off and broken along St George's terrace, and two bins pulled out of concrete moulds.

Cr Marsh called on the community to be vigilant and report any incidents of vandalism to stop this destruction of community property.

Officer in charge at St George Police Station, Paul Tabrett, said police were aware of the damage and were investigating.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or St George Police on 4922 3033.

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