TAMS are making sure there’s no doubt that Kambah Pool’s gates are closing at night from Monday:
Canberrans are reminded that the gates to Kambah Pool will be closed overnight from Monday 1 July to reduce ongoing vandalism and antisocial behaviour at the recreation area, Brett McNamara, Manager Regional Operations for ACT Parks and Conservation Service, said today.
“Access gates on the Kambah Pool Road will be closed to vehicles on a nightly basis from Monday 1 July 2013,” Mr McNamara said. “The gates will be closed from 6 pm to 8 am during non-daylight savings time and from 9 pm to 8 am during daylight savings time.
“We have seen an increase in anti-social behaviour and the vandalism of recreational assets at Kambah Pool over the last few years, including the dumping of rubbish, lighting of fires and car racing.
“Earlier this year, one vandal used a chainsaw to cut down trees and damage walking trail bridges, which cost approximately $8,000 to repair.
“It’s disappointing that despite the ranger time and money put into providing quality recreation areas and facilities, the community can’t enjoy them in full because of vandalism.
The money spent on repairs is a drain on resources which could otherwise be used more efficiently on the parks and reserves conservation estate.”