Councillor Col Chapman is unimpressed as he holds a vandalised sign at Police Creek which was only recently erected.
Councillor Col Chapman is unimpressed as he holds a vandalised sign at Police Creek which was only recently erected. Chrissy Harris

Signage at Police Creek vandalised

VANDALS have damaged signage along Police Creek that were installed only weeks ago.

Gladstone Regional Council Environment and Regulation portfolio spokesman councillor Col Chapman said it was disappointing to see such damage and urged residents to first contact police if they see people vandalising.

It's not the first lot of vandalism uncovered by council, or police, that has occurred in the region in recent weeks.

Plants that had been placed along Philip Street and other streets by council have been stolen, while a spate of vandalism occurred in the CBD weeks ago which included a tag on the Liberal National Party candidate Ken O'Dowd's office.

There were three signs damaged, two pulled out of the ground and one pole snapped in half, with the damaged detected early last week. The signs were only put in about four weeks ago by council and were funded by the Rio Tinto Community Fund.

Cr Chapman said the signage included information about flora and fauna in the area, as well as historical information about the area.

“This used to be the original water supply for the town,” he said. “It's also the site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in the 1800s.”

To report vandalising as it occurs, contact local police station, or after the fact with information, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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