Hobsons Bay City Council - Logan Reserve playground vandalism

Logan Reserve playground vandalism

News item release date: Friday, 12 January 2018

 Statements of fact

  • The playground at Logan Reserve in Altona has been damaged by vandals. The damage occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
  • The MFB attended and the incident was reported to police. The area has been fenced off with safety webbing. The damage, estimated to be in the region of $20,000, concerns approximately half of the playground equipment.
  • The undamaged part of the playground is still open to the public and available for people to use.
  • Council will be placing an information sign at the site informing people of the damage and the proposed repair works.

 

Statement from the Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Angela Altair

“Council staff have informed me that the damaged equipment at the playground will be removed shortly and we are working to replace the vandalised structure.

“Altona is usually a peaceful and family friendly community and we’re shocked that this popular play equipment has been so needlessly damaged.

“We are saddened by this senseless act of vandalism and disappointed that ratepayers will ultimately foot the bill to repair this senseless sabotage of our community assets.

“If anyone saw anything suspicious or knows anything about this act of vandalism we ask that they please report it to the local police.” 

Logan Reserve playground vandalism
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