Dob in vandal cash rewards

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
Damage caused by the vandals on the long weekend
Camera IconDamage caused by the vandals on the long weekend Credit: Shire of East Pilbara

The Shire of East Pilbara has announced a $1000 reward for information about a recent spate of vandalism in Newman.

Over the Easter long weekend the Fortescue Avenue exercise nodes were damaged and comes only a month after they were replaced from previous vandalism.

Shire of East Pilbara president Lynne Craigie said she was disappointed people felt they could damage Shire property gifted to the community.

“Today I am asking residents for their help by reporting information about vandals to the police and reminding everyone of the $1000 reward that assists in the conviction of vandals,” she said.

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“The cost of vandalism has a real financial impact on the Shire and to use council funds repairing wilful damage to property is a financial burden borne on all ratepayers.

“Additionally, it means that sometimes we have to temporarily close public facilities until they are repaired; it's not fair.”

The $1000 reward will be paid to any person giving information which leads to the successful conviction of vandals who have wilfully damaged council property.

Residents are encouraged to call the Shire on 9175 8000 or Newman police on 9175 4000 with information.

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