Van­dal­ism rec­ti­fi­ca­tion

Melville Times - - News -

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.

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