Damage to the play equipment at Furphy Park earlier in the week has been labelled by Council as disappointing.
Greater Shepparton City Council Manager Parks, Sport and Recreation Timothy Zak said “This behaviour by a limited number of individuals shows little or no regard for our community and is extremely disappointing.”
“The cost of replacing play equipment and dealing with senseless vandalism ultimately is borne by the ratepayers.”
The play equipment in the park was last updated in 2017 and replacements costs could be anywhere from $7,500 to $10,000.
“The damaged play equipment will have to be removed very shortly as it is now a risk to the public. The time it will take to order and install new play equipment could be four to six months depending on the contractor’s availability,” he said.
Greater Shepparton City Council encourages members of the public to report any vandalism to the Police.