Territory And Municipal Services are in a tizz over recent acts of vandalism:
“Glebe Park has been the latest target of vandalism with the destruction of 29 in-ground sprinkler heads at a total repair cost of $4,000,” Jane Carder, Manager for the Place Management unit in
“Vandalism costs in Glebe Park have so far this year totalled approximately $70,000, damages have been found at the toilet facility and park furniture, and shrubbery has been stolen, bins set on fire, graffiti in some areas and damage to the playground’s rubber softfall surface.”
Ms Carder said that so far this financial year over $100,000 would be needed to repair the vandalism to the playground and toilet facilities of the Fadden Pines District Park.
“Already this year there have been more than 35 newly planted young trees damaged or stolen from our urban open spaces. City Rangers are currently investigating situations which involved the poisoning of mature public trees,” Ms Carder said.
“Recently a significant tree on rural land near Rob Roy Nature Reserve was also maliciously cut down with an axe.
TAMS would like you to report vandalism so they can get it investigated as soon as possible. Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
A quick look around Glebe Park this morning appeared to demonstrate a park in pretty good shape, which is a credit to TAMS.
Just the broken bench above, a couple of very minor bits of tagging, and an abandoned shopping trolley (thought we’d legislated those away?)