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Public toilets vandalized in Hurstville and Penshurst

5 Oct 2012

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou has expressed his disappointment following the news that public toilets in Hurstville and Penshurst were vandalised overnight.

Mayor Jacovou said two public toilet blocks were broken into and significant damage reported.

“The public toilets in Olds Park , Penshurst and Timothy Reserve, Hurstville were destroyed,” he said.

“The damage included the removal of internal plumbing, including toilet pans, and broken seats.

“The vandals then proceeded to scatter the broken parts throughout the two parks.

“The repair bill is in excess of $5,000.”

Mayor Jacovou said Council would endeavour to have the repairs completed within the next week.
 
“In the meantime, the buildings will remain closed for safety reasons and signage has been erected advising patrons that the buildings have been vandalised,” he said.

Mayor Jacovou said unfortunately this was not the first incidence of vandalism in recent times.

“The public toilets in Mortdale were also damaged last week,” he said.

“Council spends more than $280,000 annually maintaining and cleaning these vital public facilities, and has spent an additional $180,000 over the past 18 months upgrading existing amenities.

“It is disheartening that vandals have destroyed these vital facilities in the community.

“I encourage people who witness any type of vandalism to contact the Police or Council immediately.”

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Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953


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