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    2018 - 07.05

    A CITY councillor urges the Mount Isa community to report vandalism in local parks in an effort to restore them.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Chair of Sport and Beautification Kim Coghlan said vandals were kicking up in-ground sprinklers, and she asked anybody with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

    “If we stop that vandalism in Mount Isa, or even halve it, that money can be put to good use and help families doing the right thing all the time,” she said.

    The council needed to invest “serious money” into parks including Captain Cook, Sunset, Selwyn, Playway and the Family Fun Park to increase the city’s liveability, despite the hard work of council staff.

    “Look, I’ve said this for ages, our parks need a lot more put into them for people to be able to enjoy them,” Cr Coghlan said.

    “There’s not enough shade or grass coverage and not enough lighting.”

    Less money spent repairing vandalism damage could mean additional money on improvements.

    Survey results showed exercise equipment in parks was a popular idea, but these could be targets of vandalism.

    Cr Coghlan sympathised with fitness groups she had seen train at the dusty parks in the early hours of the morning when it was dark.

    And she admired their dedication.

    Anybody wishing to report a crime can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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