Councillor Trevor McDonald checks the damage caused by vandals to the recently installed Urangan seawall.
Councillor Trevor McDonald checks the damage caused by vandals to the recently installed Urangan seawall. Contributed

Lovers linked to Urangan seawall graffiti vandalism attack

LUKE and Nicole are infatuated with each other - and in trouble, after defacing the Urangan Seawall with their declarations of love.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council said damage caused by the love-struck vandals to the Urangan seawall will cost thousands to fix.

The 350m-long seawall, made up of 118 concrete panels, was finished earlier this year.

"The panels were covered in a special anti-graffiti coating which allows paint from graffiti attacks to be easily washed off," infrastructure and planning portfolio councillor Trevor McDonald said.

"Vandals used something sharp to scratch 17 of the panels breaking the protective coating.

"The damage ranges from scratch marks to declarations of love between Luke and Nicole.

"Council will now investigate ways of removing the scratch marks and replacing the protective coating."

The special coating cost $17,000.

Cr McDonald asked residents to help keep an eye out for vandals.

"Every dollar we spend on fixing facilities after vandals or washing off graffiti is money that is diverted from providing community and sporting facilities," he said.

"We urge residents who see vandals at work to report them to the police or call council on 1300 794 929 - the phones are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week."



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