Monday, 31 July 2017 10:30

Monument Hill trashed

THE battle of the bollards is being wages on Kilmore’s Monument Hill three of the recently installed bollards either damages or removed.
 
The bollards were installed to stop access by unauthorised vehicles and to control the significant amounts of rubbish being dumped on and around the Monument Hill Reserve.
 
But within a week of the bollards being installed one was pushed over by a large vehicle – most likely a four wheel drive at the end of a fire track adjacent to Hunts Road.
 
Less than two weeks later the locks on two have been cut and the bollards removed. A spokesperson for Mitchell Shire Council expressed disappointment that the two bollards have been stolen.
Mayor, Cr Rhonda Sanderson said that it was a shame that bollards had to be installed in the first place, adding that to have them stolen is very disheartening.
Police have been notified of the theft and are currently carrying out enquiries.
“We encourage people who witnesses anyone trying to tamper with the bollards or any other suspicious activity in the area to contact police immediately,” Cr Sanderson said.
“The bollards were installed to stop rubbish being illegally dumped at the reserve and to stop unauthorised vehicles, such as four-wheel drives and motorcycles, entering and causing damage to the fire access tracks,” Cr Sanderson said.
Council is in the process of replacing the stolen bollards and staff from council’s environment team will continue to monitor the area regularly.
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