MAJOR restorative works have been completed at Brockman Park in Bull Creek to repair and rectify significant and costly damage caused by environmental vandalism for the second time this year.
City of Melville chief executive Marten Tieleman said conservation and maintenance work had been underway at Brockman Park for five years but recent vandalism had destroyed a lot of the work.
“In keeping with the City’s Clean and Green focus, almost 147,000 plants have been planted at the site, 6ha of Bull Creek Reserve restored and over 8000 hours of work invested by City officers and our wonderful volunteers from the community who make this conservation work possible,” he said.
“As the result of unauthorised work in the area, including the damming of the natural watercourse, plant drownings and waterway changes occurred, vegetation and plantings were damaged and substantial pools of water collected, presenting a potential danger to anyone moving through the area, in particular children.
“The pooling of water also compromised the local engineering and drainage system, with the surrounding roads, park and residential properties placed at risk of potential flooding which needed to be rectified as quickly as possible.”
The restorative works were done by the Water Corporation.