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Visitors see red

News release
20 January 2014

Kangaroo Island is fortunately free from the worst of the vandalism that plagues mainland cities, so visitors were shocked last weekend to find that the recently upgraded Lashmar Conservation Park had been a target.

On Saturday 11 January 2014, the self-registration camping station, including two signs at Lashmar Conservation Park, was vandalised with red paint. The damaged signs and infrastructure will cost approximately $1500 to repair.

Camping fees are used specifically to upgrade, maintain and clean facilities.

Rob Ellis, Acting Regional Manager Natural Resources Kangaroo Island said,

‘This mindless act of vandalism is very disappointing especially given that we have just finished upgrading the facilities at Chapman River. Police have been notified and investigations are continuing.

‘Staff have been working with local community members and groups including Friends of the Dudley Peninsula Parks to protect the park’s natural assets and improve the visitor facilities,’ he said.