Community & Business

9 February, 2023

Vandals damage cost rise

EIGHT different public buildings were targeted by vandals in December, pushing up costs for Mareeba Shire Council, with nearly $18,000 spent to date this financial year.

Vandals damage cost rise - feature photo

Monthly figures show that toilets remain the preferred target of vandals, with amenities damaged at Arnold Park, Mareeba CWA building, Rotary Park, Mareeba Judo Hall, Centenary Park, Mt Molloy Rifle Creek, and Kuranda’s Centenary Park.

The Mareeba Theatre Hall was also vandalised during December.

The total bill to date this financial year is $17,927, with the council paying out more than $48,000 last financial year, and more than $62,000 in 2020/21.


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