Canavan Gracie Recreational Park has again been the target of hoons and their wanton vandalism. It is amazing that people can cause damage to such a beautiful area.
Someone in their vehicle has done ‘wheelies’ on the wet ground at the park, most likely on Friday night.
It is imperative that people who live near any park and hear any inappropriate behaviour immediately call the police at Caloundra on (07) 5439 4444, or the Police Link line on 131444.
We as Community Association can meet with Stockland, our local MP, the Councillor and others to put forward concerns of residents and hopefully sort out a solution which improves the situation for everyone.
But BeCA, and all the other residents of Bellvista and Bells Reach, must rely on you our local residents to report this irresponsible behaviour immediately. It can’t be left to someone else to do, it must be done by everyone and anyone who witnesses or hears what is happening.
A registration number or a vehicle description can be given anonymously to the police.
It can’t be left for someone else to respond, If you know it is happening, you should call the police immediately!
BeCA has contacted the SCRC Parks and Gardens and hopefully the damage will be repaired first thing Monday morning.
Monday Morning Update: The damp nature of the parklands has prevented SC Garden Team Members from getting onto Canavan Gracie Recreational Park to begin the cleanup. They will wait as long as possible before attempting to drive their truck onto the area to begin repair work. Some replacement soil has to be moved to the damaged area. To do this by hand would be a major task. By allowing the area to dry, replacement soil can be trucked onto the damaged area to be spread easily.
Council workers were astounded that no local called the police as the act would have taken several minutes. With only one way into and out of the estate, it would have been easy for the police to apprehend the culprits. It would be a matter of them just parking at the Caloundra Rd/Bellvista Blvd intersection and nabbing them as they left the estate. It is doubtful that locals would have caused the damage as it would have been as the vehicle would most likely have been recognized.