Vandalism results in $100 000 in damages to Canberra’s newest park

Released 10/08/2018

A saddening act of vandalism and theft has occurred at West Basin’s Henry Rolland Park with an estimated $100 000 in damages inflicted on the community park.

Brass materials have been stolen from the park’s facilities, and significant damage occurred as a result. Brass was removed from 26 benches, 21 bollards, three bins and two drinking fountains.

It is a disappointing that someone would steal public assets and vandalise the park, created for the enjoyment of everyone.

The City Renewal Authority is considering options to replace the stolen brass and restore the park.

The crime has been reported to ACT Police. If anyone witnessed the crime or has any information that may assist, please contact ACT Police on 1800 333 000.

The City Renewal Authority is today working on making the area safe for the community to continue enjoying the waterfront community park.

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