Friday, July 26, 2024

Vandalism causes closure of Lake Macquarie reserve

Vandals have caused significant damage across multiple areas of Green Point Foreshore Reserve at Valentine, Lake Macquarie City Council has reported.

The Council says trail bikes have torn up grassed areas throughout the reserve, leaving deep indentations that could become hazardous when the ground dries out.

It says the damage has been compounded by recent adverse weather as the ground is soft and more susceptible to damage.

The areas affected include:

  • Barbecue areas near ‘The Shores Way’;
  • Sea Eagle Recreation Area;
  • Recreational areas at the Bennett Park end of the reserve.

The areas have been temporarily closed to the public while the damage is repaired.

Council has installed CCTV towers at the reserve due to the recent spate of vandalism, focusing on areas where these issues are most prevalent.

“Council is working with NSW Police on strategies to prevent further damage,” the Council said in a statement.

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