New pavilion vandalised


Damage done: Vandals smashed windows and lights at Ballam Park East Pavilion late last month. Picture: Gary Sissons

POLICE are seeking any information on senseless vandalism at the newly built Ballam Park East Pavilion on 24 February, the day after it was opened.

Windows and lights were smashed and graffiti sprayed on walls at the $3.07 million home of the Karingal Bulls Football Netball Club and Long Island Cricket Club.

Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said more than $15,000 worth of damage was caused during the vandalism.

“This is incredibly frustrating for council and the clubs who have worked together to deliver a sporting and community mecca at one of our region’s most popular locations,” Cr Hampton said in a statement.

“We have to stamp out this kind of anti-social behaviour and those responsible will face the full force of the law.”

The pavilion was funded by ratepayers at a cost of $2.77 million and federal government taxpayers contributed $300,000 towards the project.

Anyone who witnessed the vandalism should call Frankston Police on 9784 5555 or council with any information that will help identify those responsible for the damage.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 March 2018

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