Goondiwindi mayor condemns vandalism at Inglewood

Mayor Graeme Scheu inspects the alleged vandalism at Inglewood, where the entire median strip was deliberately sprayed with poison.

Mayor Graeme Scheu inspects the alleged vandalism at Inglewood, where the entire median strip was deliberately sprayed with poison.

Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor, Cr Graeme Scheu has condemned what appears to be a senseless act of vandalism.

“Why anyone would want to do such a thing is totally beyond me,” the furious mayor said.

His anger surfaced after someone allegedly deliberately sprayed the entire median strip in Inglewood with poison.

“It is totally beyond me," Cr Scheu said.

"If someone had a grievance with council, I cannot understand why he or she would take it out on a wonderful community asset.

Council has worked hard since amalgamation on the beautification in all towns.

“Our staff have done an incredible job and take immense pride in delivering these services and this is a direct slap in their face.

"Very poor form,” Cr Scheu said.

“Council now have to utilise extra water resources on re-establishing the median strips, not ideal when we are in the midst of a harsh drought,” stated Council’s Director of Engineering, Dion Jones.

The matter has been referred to the local police, including soil testing to determine the exact material used.

The Mayor urges any residents that have any snippet of information to come forward and assist police with their inquiries.

“No matter what time this occurred, I refuse to believe someone did not see something that may have a bearing on the incident,” Cr Scheu said.

Information can be relayed through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or direct to Inglewood Police.