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Council to close public amenities after hours to reduce vandalism


In an attempt to reduce vandalism and subsequent maintenance and cleaning costs, Council will commence closing various public amenities in the Kingaroy and Murgon areas after hours.

Council will commence closing the following facilities from Friday 12 June 2020 between the hours of 8pm and 6am daily:

  • QEII Park - Lamb Street, Murgon
  • Glendon Street, Kingaroy
  • O'Neill Square - Corner of Haly and King Street, Kingaroy

All other public amenities in the Kingaroy and Murgon areas will remain open. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Did you know that vandalism has cost Council nearly $15,000 in the last seven months alone? Vandalism is an action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. Vandalism to Council’s facilities, and in particular, parks and gardens can increase undue risk to the public through hazards and may necessitate the closure or removal of facilities or equipment until repairs can be progressed.

If you see an incident in progress, or possibly come across the results of vandalism, there are a number of ways you can help…

Report to the Queensland Police Service

Is the incident happening now? Is the suspect still at the scene? Is anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger? Please contact Triple Zero, 000. Reporting vandalism can also be done through Policelink on 131 444. Reporting property damage can be done online.

Contact Council

Should you come across damage to Council’s facilities or equipment, please notify Council by phone on 4189 9100 or email. This will ensure Council is aware of the incident and it is actioned as soon as possible.

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For further information contact Council’s Parks and Gardens team on 4189 9100 or email.