Toogoom resident Margaret Ogle raised fears of illegal campers and damage at Toogoom, but the council assures residents it is taking action.
Toogoom resident Margaret Ogle raised fears of illegal campers and damage at Toogoom, but the council assures residents it is taking action. Alistair Brightman

Regular patrols conducted for illegal campers at Toogoom

THE council has assured Toogoom residents it regularly patrols the beaches and dunes of the area for illegal campers.

Earlier this week, two residents complained about environmental vandalism to mangroves, along with camp sites and drug utensils found in the area.

"Compliance staff this week and last week moved on illegal campers," Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell said.

"We try to respond as quickly as possible."

Cr O'Connell said the council would investigate the amount of litter on the beach and what could be done to restrict access.

"Under the Local Laws it is illegal to start fires on the beach. People can cause damage to delicate dune plants as they forage for firewood, or as has happened, destroy mangroves by ripping off branches for firewood," he said.



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