Canberra’s newest park has suffered $100,000 in damages after vandals stole brass materials from the West Basin’s Henry Rolland Park facilities in broad daylight.
A City Renewal Authority spokeswoman said they received a phone call early last night reporting the damage to the park where brass had been removed from 26 benches, 21 bollards, three bins and two drinking fountains.
A statement released by the City Renewal Authority said it was a “saddening act of vandalism and theft” which they had reported to ACT Policing.
“It is disappointing that someone would steal public assets and vandalise the park, created for the enjoyment of everyone,” the statement said.
The authority is currently working on making the area safe for the community and is considering their options to replace the stolen brass and restore the park.
The waterfront community park will stay open.
If anyone witnessed the crime or has any information that may assist, please contact ACT Police on 1800 333 000.