Vandalism is causing increasing concern for Douglas Shire Council.
In the latest incident, Douglas Shire Council plans to remove the bamboo at George Davis Park in Mossman for public safety and health reasons due to repeated damage.
George Davis Park will be closed on Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21 so Council staff can remove the bamboo and reinstate shade trees and a small garden.
The park is being used regularly for night-time “parties”, resulting in gardens being destroyed, broken glass and waste littering the playground.
Council has decided to remove the bamboo from George Davis Park as it provides a screen for anti-social behaviour and has become an unacceptable health and safety risk for children and Council staff.
Council has also had to step up efforts to target vandalism at Mossman Shire Hall which is also causing an increasing burden on the community to patrol and clean up.
Youths and children are regularly being found on the roof and at the rear of the Mossman Shire Hall participating in anti-social behaviour.
Council is ramping up efforts to protect the Mossman Shire Hall with the installation of security cameras and increasing security patrols.
Council is urging the community to assist by being vigilant and reporting any acts of vandalism they witness promptly to police.