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Vandalism at Cedar Creek

VANDALISM occured last week around Cedar Creek with grafitti, a safety sign ripped out and trees damaged.

Whitsunday Regional Council staff have cleaned the graffiti off the rocks and tidied the area.

Steve Mitchell from Fawlty Tours said it was very frustrating and that a similar incident had occurred at the same time last year.

He said he wasn't blaming all schoolies for the damage as most of them are well behaved but said it did happen at the same time last year which seemed more than a coincidence.

"It's just so frustrating. This is an area known for not having graffiti and it's just a few idiots who do this," he said.

He said there were also a lot of broken bottles in the area and he had picked up a lot of glass.

He congratulated Council staff on cleaning off the graffiti so soon.

Council's Mayor Jennifer Whitney said that she was once again disappointed to hear of graffiti and vandalism in the region.

"The community and visitors need to treat our infrastructure and our natural assets with the respect it deserves. It is disappointing and comes at an expense to Council and ratepayers when public property is damaged in this way," Cr Whitney said.

"Anyone with information regarding vandalism or graffiti should contact the Queensland Police Service or alternatively, contact Council and we will inform the police."

Council recently received advice from the State Government that it will receive $16,000 in funding to assist with graffiti management activities including access to the GraffitiSTOP hotline. Ratepayers in the Whitsunday region will be able to call GraffitiSTOP and make a complaint about graffiti or should a ratepayer observe the graffiti offender, GraffitiSTOP will also take the complaint and refer it to the Queensland Police Service for appropriate action.

The initiative will assist Council in taking action to remove the graffiti as quick as possible.

Council will advise residents and ratepayers in the Whitsunday region once the hotline is available for use.


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