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BMX vandals tear up bitumen track

Justin Bennett can't believe vandals tore up the BMX track over the Easter long weekend.
Justin Bennett can't believe vandals tore up the BMX track over the Easter long weekend. Vanessa Jarrett

IT WAS not the sight Callide Valley BMX Club president Justin Bennett wanted to see after the Easter long weekend.

Vandals tore up bitumen from the top of one of the BMX track corners causing a bare patch and chunks of bitumen scattered across the track.

"It's just blatant stupidity really,” Justin said.

Justin said there was a large rock buried next to the damaged area and it was obvious it was used to create the damages.

"If it was from the weather it would have bulged out more,” Justin said.

"And you can see across the track where they have through the rock.”

The track is open for the community to use, not just for club members.

"We don't mind people coming and using the area but they need to be respectful,” Justin said.

The damage means a bitumen layer from Yeppoon needs to come and relay part of the track.

"It definitely makes us want to put more security measures in,” Justin said.

"We will be looking at some grants to get some security cameras put in.

"It's just devastating someone could do it.”

The matter has been reported to the police who are continuing the investigation.

Topics:  biloela crime biloela sport bmx


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