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New Signage Vandalised at Cape Conran

Monday 15 July, 2013

The completion of new amenities and signage at Cape Conran has been marred by destructive vandalism. Just two days after it was installed, a totem pole displaying pictures of surfing etiquette at East Cape was hacked with an axe and then sprayed with bright pink paint.

“These poles are used at many surfing spots around the country and are a way of educating beginners and tourists about respectful surfing behaviour,” says Parks Victoria’s Mike Irvine.

 “It’s very disappointing and quite unusual for this to happen at this time of year when things are pretty quiet. We’re discussing the matter with the local police and asking help from the public for any information about this senseless act of vandalism.”

Along with the totem poles three new change platforms have been built, one at West Cape, and two at each of the East Cape carparks, which also have showers. All were funded with a Parks Victoria Community grant to the Wilderness Coast Surfriders and installed by joint working bees.

Surfrider’s member Grant Tucker says they are most upset, “We’re really angry and disappointed about this. We’re trying to improve facilities and educate people so that they have a better surfing experience, and to have someone do this kind of thing just doesn’t make sense.”

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Sally Nowlan

Parks Victoria media centre

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