Vandals attack Brownes Farm Reserve

ABOUT $8000 of damage has been sustained at Brownes Farm Reserve in Hoxton Park after the site was vandalised.

The reserve is one of the newest recreational facilities in the local government area.

It caters for local cricket and rugby league teams, as well as the general community.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said it was a great disappointment for the council and the local community alike to see the public recreational facility maliciously damaged.

"Brownes Farm Reserve was warmly received by the community when council opened it last year," Cr Mannoun said.

"It is a shame to see this beautiful facility treated this way. The council spent $5.5 million to construct the reserve, and although some damage may be due to general wear and tear, it is clear that some damage was deliberate."

Fence posts around the field were damaged and removed, as was a safety gate, and the drinking bay of a bubbler was damaged.

Cr Mannoun said Liverpool Council had already spent more than $38,000 this year to repair the damage done by vandals to parks and playgrounds.

He said that more than $200,000 had also been spent on removing graffiti from public infrastructure.

"Liverpool Council is committed to providing the best possible recreational facilities for the people of Liverpool," he said. "I encourage residents to report vandalism to the police or to council staff."

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