Vandalism becoming a frequent problem at Haliday Bay

Published: 06 Apr 2022

The Haliday Bay swimming enclosure has become a prime target of vandalism in recent years.

Over the last two years, the enclosure has been vandalised five times at a cost of more than $5000.

The most recent incident occurred in late February when council staff discovered a huge slash in the back of the net, which has now been repaired.

The net has also been removed from the posts on multiple occasions, making the structure unusable until staff are able to reattach it.

Unfortunately, it is ratepayers who must cover the repair bills on this popular community asset. It is also an inconvenience to residents who cannot use the enclosure while it is being repaired.

Residents are being asked to report acts of vandalism of community assets to council by calling 1300 MACKAY (622 529).