Community & Business

6 August, 2023

Vandals target toilets

VANDALS continue to target the CWA Building in Byrnes Street, with another three attacks during June.

Vandals target toilets - feature photo

Mareeba Shire Council plans to cease using the building as a toilet block in the near future once it can find a suitable lessee for the building and construct an alternative toilet block in the town centre.

Meanwhile, vandals continue to target the facility, making ratepayers foot the bill for repairs.

This financial year, council has spent more than $33,000 on repairs in the wake of vandalism or graffiti. The worst year for vandalism costs in recent history was in 2020-21 when the council paid more than $60,000 for repairs.

Apart from the CWA building, vandals also attacked toilets facilities at Mareeba’s Arnold Park and Mt Molloy Hall, while graffiti had to be removed from council’s Rankin Street office.


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