Let­ters gone from new main street sign

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Re­gional Coun­cil may be forced to re­view the de­sign of its en­trance state­ment to the Air­lie Beach main street af­ter let­ters from the wel­come sign have al­ready dis­ap­peared.

Whit­sun­day mayor Jennifer Whit­ney said she was aware of van­dal­ism on the en­ter­tain­ment strip and con­ceded that the let­ters, which are fixed into a wall about 3cm from the face, might need to be re-thought as it seems they have been stolen.

How­ever, Cr Whit­ney said the street was cur­rently un­der the con­trol of Probuild Civil.

“And ev­ery time we change some­thing, whether it be small or large items in that pro­ject, it costs us dollars,” she said.

Cr Whit­ney said the street would need to be fin­ished as per the let con­tract “and then we’ll look at it”.

“I do think that Coun­cil can come in with the staff we’ve got af­ter the job’s fin­ished and do that with very min­i­mal costs,” she said.

“It’s just a shame that peo­ple don’t re­spect com­mu­nity as­sets.”

Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sergeant Barry Haran said it was not known ex­actly when the let­ters went miss­ing but he be­lieved it may have been just a week af­ter they were put there.

“It’s wil­ful dam­age and po­lice are dis­ap­pointed that this type of be­hav­iour oc­curs in Air­lie Beach,” he said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion on 4948 8888.

VAN­DALISED: The Air­lie main street up­grade is not yet fin­ished, yet al­ready, let­ters from the en­trance sign are miss­ing.

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