Townsville Bulletin



BURDEKIN Shire Council has repealed a policy that puts a standard reward figure in place that could be paid to a member of the public for any informatio­n that led to the arrest of a person in relation to vandalism attacks against Council property.

Since the policy was first introduced, Council has installed a surveillan­ce camera network that helped to improve public safety and capture incidents of vandalism, reducing the need to rely on public informatio­n.

Council’s Vandalism Policy was initially developed to encourage the provision of informatio­n that would lead to the conviction or arrest of the perpetrato­rs of these crimes.

Burdekin Shire Council CEO Terry Brennan said social media helped provide identifica­tion, and the policy had served its purpose but was no longer required.

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